stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty good even though I think this one has been in the carryout cooler for at least six months. Slight diacetyl, buttery notes. Slightly roasty and pretty smooth. Like most stouts, it pours up pretty.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best of the three Avery brews I recently tried - hoppy as the Avery selections seem to be, but in this case the hop bitters carefully accompanied the cresting swells of roasted barley, molasses, and tobacco.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a healthy khaki head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Flavor is rich with roasted malt and coffee. Finish is quite hoppy and lingers. I didnít find the carbonation to be too overpowering after letting the beer rest a while. An extremely solid stout, and a definite must have!
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate coffee nose, but the roasty flavors dominate the palate. Not bad, I wonder how it would be with ice cream?
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Black body with minimal tan head. Rich malty aroma -- heavily milk chocolate, some roastiness. More roastiness in the flavor, but the chocolate, moderately sweet, is still the primary malt flavor. The hops show up mid-taste and work toward a good roasty/bitter swallow. Good body. Not the best of stouts, but quite a good one.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark, robust full-flavored stout. Roasted chocolate flavor with notes of coffee and caramel. Finish is a bit watered down but fairly a hoppy. An above average stout.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beige rocky head over deepest garnet. Great bubblegum, asphalt, strawberry nose. Charcoal in front with coffee and fruit through to a dry finish. Very complex.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark stout, tastes of dark roasted malt ,chocolate and coffee.
my bottle was a bit over carbonated and this was too fizzy fria stout, had nice thick palate after things settled down.
Panzuriel (1223) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark and thick stout. Light does not pass. Deep roasted aroma. Nice burnt carmel taste. Very good stout. Definitely recommended highly.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Pours dark brown color, I can hardly see through the glass when held up to a light, small creamy tan head that leaves some lacing in my glass, has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate burnt coffee flavor, light to medium body that has a crisp and carbonated mouthfeel, nice bitter and dry finish.