jzzbassman (1516) - 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 (647) - 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 Iíd 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/
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
WOW. When this brew warmed up a bit, it was wonderful. Pours opaque with a nice tan head. The flavor had a super coffee flavor with a nice bitter finish. Again this is a wonderful brew.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a damn fine stout, pours out very dark. taste is bitter and coffee like at first (when it was too cold) but it turned into a more mellow very smooth and rich stout as it warmed up. a damn fine beer, and these guys just make nothing but good beers anyway. i want to see a top 50 avery damnit.
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black body with mahogany around the edges. The head is dense and sticky and the a nice milky tan color. Good staying power and lacing. BEAUTIFUL aroma. Very strong coffee malt rises up above everything. Just gorgeous smell. The flavor falls flat after that aroma. Itís nice a roasty, but a lot thinner than I was expecting. I was expecting a rich, full-flavored stout, but what I get is pretty typical of a better-than-Guinness dry stout flavor.
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is good overall, but has a hint of burntness, or something otherwise unappetizing. SIt tastes slightly burnt, too, in its bitter sharpness. The aftertaste fades steadily, but resurges a few times. Good, hearty stuff.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark almost opaque but hints or ruby washewd light make it through. The head is minimal and spotty. Roasted malt choco-coffee, light citrus hop. Flavor is roasted malt throughout with a bit of hoppy bitterness up fron that gives way to a roasted malt bitterness towards the end. The palate kind of falls flat and overall the beer is good but just kind of there. I liked the porter better.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black appearance, good head formation. Strong roasted malt aroma. Charred malty, coffee roast palate, dry and nutty in the finish with a fair citric hop bitterness.
TheBeerGod (5316) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 Pours just about pure black save for the dark brown edges. Small brown foamy head. Lovely aroma! Nice roasted malt nose with hints of coffee and milk chocolate. Some nuttiness as well. Just great! Taste is bittersweet with more roasted malt, some smoked wood, and cocoa. The palate is silky smooth and slides down easy. Bit oily as well. The remains are more bitter than expected and dominated by coffee. Finish was kind of a let down compared to the rest. Good beer, though.