BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a burgundy-black color with minimal tan head. Has a rich malty aroma -- heavy milk chocolate, some nutty roastiness, and fruit aromas too. More roastiness in the flavor, but the sweetish malt flavor is predominant. The hops show up mid-taste and work toward a good roasty/bitter dry finish. Tasty.
highalphafan (18) - albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ah....my go-to dry stout. Killer coffee and roasted nut nose. Pours standard with a rocky tan head and black/ruby color. Flavor leaves the perfect roasted coffee layer on your palate for the duration of the experience.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really really dark beer with very little head.Nose is very nice here: alot of what seems to be chocolate,coffee and burnt toffee.Taste is complex with a mouthwatering gulp of roasted smokey flavor of Chocolate and coffee,maybe Chicory. Nice.Thanks Chris.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost totally black, but with some deep ruby edges, a nice looking tan head and some decent lacing. Roasted coffee, malts, carmel, some milk chocolate all make a very sniffable aroma. Lots of hops in the taste, more than expected actually, along with roasted malts, coffee, and hints of bitter chocolate, and carmel. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Recomended.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick creamy, yet slightly frothy head. Great lacing. The head has these huge bubbles in it as well. Aromas of dark malts. Roasty and bitter coffee. Some soy and some lactose. Bitter hops and chocolate. The flavors are very roasty with some chocolate and a hint of mocha. Lactose, but no soy. Bitter hops. Finishes that way too with the linger bitterness and roast.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown with hints of garnet. Light tan head, puffy, mostly lasting. Roasty, cocoa, coffee, pleasantly rich in body, dry, crisp bitter hop finish. Very nicely balanced, I always enjoy brews from these guys. Pleanty of hops, this is a great session beer! Great finesse; big beer without being too big.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to the man doclock for hookin’ this up.the color was mostly black with a bit of deep red peaking out when held to light.i also got a very nice creamy off-white head that left nice webbing as it left.i got a lovely aroma of roasted malts,coffe,and chocolate.the flavor was equally as nice.raosted coffe beans,chocolate,malts,and a touch of hops at the end.the mouthfeel was nice a thick,but still smooth.this is exceptional.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized brownish head. Aromas and tastes of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Hops are definitely present in the taste (citrus).
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a small but lasting head of white foam. Moderately aromatic with hints of chocolate, roasted malts and burnt currants. Big roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee and plums followed by a substancial citrus twang from the hops. Very hoppy but it works with this very well. Nice mouthfeel. A very good beer.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cellar temp. Totally black in an Eng. pint glass. Head is a bit fizy dissipates to a partial layer. Strong aroma of roasted barley with a hint of raisin. Slightly dry, earthy flavor tending neither toward chocolate nor nuttieness. Soft, but a little watery for a stout. This is a fine stout, no flaws, yet no real character either.