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.
craven5000 (87) - Westville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The only time my nose could tell me anything about this one was when the glass was empty. It had a vanilla sweetness. The head was small and faded rapidly. Very little light got through the black goodness. There was a nice and slow rolling between the flavors of coffee and alcohol with each experience. As the glass warmed, the alcohol broke the 50/50 rolling to became a bit more dominate and a bit more harsh. The after taste went from mainly a coffee to a light, warm alcoholic enjoyment when the glass was empty.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin head. Aroma of coffee and dough. Flavor of black coffee and cola. A bit watery.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#19 of my Stouts of November: Dark brown hue with creamy tan head and okay lace. Aroma hinted of molasses, mocha, coffee, aromatic hops, and raisin. The taste starts twangy, piney and bitter and pretty much stayed that way throughout the glass. Got a touch of nutty sweetness and fruitiness on the finish. Dry and thin mouthfeel. Really, a very average stout, quaffable but not outstanding.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 hoppy, also chocolate and toast aroma. pour brownish black, semi-clear. ends up with a light tan head. black body, dark dark brown-red highlights. pretty thin, hoppy bitterness in its end. overall a bit roasted, slightly chocolate. sweet or dry? too thin, watery. easy to drink though. not quite smooth. good, nothing too great. just good.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Pours out black yet a tad of red in the light.Smells really nice.Toasted-nutty malts.Very smooth w/a nice touch of hops to make this very enjoyable.A tad thin.Bottled on 9-24-03.Smooth.The head was big and brown with some good lace.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark black color, almost no head. Rich coffee and malt aroma. Starts off with a moderate coffee flaovor that is slightly roasted. Very thin mouthfeel, watery and not nearly as extreme as they would have you believe. Finishes lightly bitter. ot very complex, and not very powerful. I was disapointed.