PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour dark black, no head, seemed a little flat. Aroma bitterly malty. My taste buds must have been out fishing, because I really did not pick up much taste, of course it was malty, but nothing unique or worth remebering. I think a re-rate is in order in the future.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Andy’s O’fest. Lostsa roasted barley in this one. Roasty aroma. Flavoris roasty with a nice hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andy’s. Dark colored with a nice fluffy head. Roasty and chocolatety. Excellent beer. Fruity like raisins. Full bodied. Chewy. Smooth tasting. Enjoyable. Drinkable.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, alcohol and some dark fruits. Seems like a bitter porter to me. Dry roasted bitterness up front with a smooth chocolately finish. I wish I could get this stuff in Buffalo.
jimhilt (2388) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a one-finger brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffer/chocolate. Starts with a chocolate/coffee flavor and finishes with a nice malt/hop balance. It’s an Irish dry stout but it is not as dry as a Guinness. $1.65 for a 12 oz bottle; found at Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg, VA
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a ok Dry Stout. roasted malt, bitter, and coffee bean flavors. Finishes dry chewy, and bitter sweet.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head was sparce. Poured very dark and appeared to be clear. Body was thin, light, and weak. Flavor was bitter with light malt and a matching aroma.
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really thought this could have had more roasted flavor. There was an unpleasant licorice/ alcohol flavor at the end that brought this down a little. A little thin bodied, but not too bad.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely in the dry stout category. Lacks the creaminess of its Irish cousin. Big is not a word I’d use to describe it. The flavor was a little thin, but was suprisingly complex (bitter, roasted, woody).
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle poured black baby!! with a nice thick chocolte head!.
Great roasty chocolate head with awsome lacing!
Deep Roasted malt flavor with a nice bitter woody palate.
This was great ! no doubt about it/