Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice full flavored stout. A good beer to drink while discussing which waitresses are pregnant or which ones are just pigs.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a quality stoudt. Great if you are stopping off at a bar from a Carolina Panther game and want a good dark beer at the Flying Saucer
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice blast of PNW hops in the nose. Very creamy. Lots of dry roasted coffee flavors. The coffee flavors meld nicely with the pine/citrus flavors of the hops. Body is right on.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent stout, with a mild burnt taste and bitterness which is well balanced.
Agreed it could have been a little thicker. Acceptable.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with large brown head that quickly disappears, nice bitter hop finish, roasted caramel flavor, not overly sweet, thinner than I would like a stout to be, but overall an enjoyable brew
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not too oaty or oaty/ creamy -- the feel is nothing like a nitro, substantial hops, hints of sawdust, deep dark roastiness, a bit of ash. Very drinkable.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a very starnge bitter finish, but otherwise is a very good stout. Nice texture and an excellent caramel flavor to it.
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks.
Midnight black with a white head. The nose is of malt, espresso, cocoa and maple syrup. The flavor is of a mocha latte. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet. The finish is very crisp and dry for an oatmeal stout. Delicious. I think Wilford Brimley said it best when he said ’Quaker Oats, it’s the right thing to do.’
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful beer, nice and black with a great brown head that was very frothy but short lived. The aroma was decent but weak and slightly vinegary. Good taste, nice smooth blend of chocolate and carmel. Only slight hints of coffee, didnt over do that aspect the way many stouts do. It was a little thin and a tad sour. A fairly decent stout, but nothing too special.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like all good Head, it gets in, works its magic and gets out. Makes its point of being there but doesn’t stick around, until you want more… you figure it out? But in this case the head was way to short , because you can never have to much head? I’m a retard. Great tasting stout, for some reason I thought it would taste like oatmeal? But at this stage in my like I’m used to let downs. Still a very fine brew. Nicely crafted. This brew was as black as my heart. Cheers!