YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with ample tan head. Aroma of caramel and coffee with milk chocolate and some vanilla. Full bodied with a spicy, roasted coffee taste. Excellent stout.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after disembarkation, pours soot black with some deep garnet high light, the head is personable in size, the texture frothy, the color a light chocolate with the lace a fine sealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is toasted grain, sweet malt, hints of caramel and coffee, quite fresh and inviting, start is ambrosial, nice malt profile, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish has big hop spiciness, carbonation piercing, quite dry and bittersweet, a pleasant enough stout.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black opaque pour with a creamy brown head that smells chocolate, malt and roasted nuts. Roasted malt and chocolate comes through in the flavor with a slight bitterness but quite sweet and a medium body...good stout
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a frothy tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavour is strongly roasted malt and fairly sweet. Finish is dry and bitter.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours a dark brown color and has a tan colored head. The aroma is malty with hints of a chocolate or coffee. It has a dark chocolate and coffee flavor, but with some hops tossed in. Something wasn't right about this beer on my palate. It's not a bad beer, but I didn't much enjoy the blend of the flavors. Usually I enjoy this style, but this one didn't do it for me.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown,but see through. Big tan head,is fizzy,but lasts and leaves nice lace. Big roasty aroma with cream,cakey chocolate,and hops. Extremely smooth mouthfeel,silky texture. Chocolate up front,with tons of roastiness.Very much a dry stout.Finish is malty and quite hoppy. Good stout.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark but clear color with weak head and some lacing. Coffee bitterness in the aftertaste and decent chocolate flavors throughout.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Jet black apperance with a tan head that lasted throughout. This beer was very carbonated - this surprised me. A very hoppy flavor with a roasted feel thrown in there. The aftertaste is very bitter with a dry mouthfeel. Excellent.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black appearence with a medium tan head. Begins with a wonderfully roasty flavor that is not too overpowering and finishes with a balanced bitterness. Man this beer rocks!
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a bit of a red hue. Aroma is full of coffee, malt and chocolate. Flavor is well balanced. A better than average stout.