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This big, roasty stout takes flavor to the extreme. We aren’t afraid to use plenty of rich roasted barley and a mountain of hops to give this full-bodied stout that little extra something you’ve been looking for in a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Black body with a stiff tan head. Vanilla/milk chocolate aroma with a rich roast coffee bite. The flavor starts with apple esters and continues with weak coffee bitterness as well as some chocolate. The finish has a ton of bitter, grassy hops. The mouthfeel is a bit thin but otherwise an enjoyable dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bscobie (1) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2004 does not count
Only for those initiated to stouts. Almost black, a little red - lovely appearance. Unfortunately a poorly lasted mediocre head, but still has a nice mouthfeel and a wonderful chocolate/coffee aroma. Maybe a little too lively, but definitely nicely bitter and moderate length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2004
This is what java tastes like on the rare occasions when I have a cup in the morning. Satisfying yet somehow foreign to my tastebuds. The nose is bitter roast and maybe some molasses. Mouthfeel is rather thin. Taste is like a decent coffee. Great lacing and pleasantly roasted aftertaste. Can’t knock it, but I can’t truly love it either, not being a coffee lover. Many thanks to Beaver for this brew! =)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3211) - Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2004
This opaque black brew pours an average sized creamy brwon head that gives off a toasted/nutty molasses aroma. The flavor is complex and richly malty with a slightly burnt roasted malt aftertaste. This full bodied Stout is well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a dark black with a little red around the edges of the glass and a very thin and quickly dissipating tan head. Roasted chocolate aroma with possibly a tiny hint of nutmeg? Strong coffee taste at first with a slight hint of chocolate and a bitter coffee finish. A bit on the watery side for a stout. Thanks to MarkR for another quality brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Poured a dark reddish black with a one inch thick tan puffy head and nice lacing. Sweet, roasted, chocolate aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted taste with a rather average mouthfeel. Nothing all that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2004
Poured chestnut brown with a medium light tan head. Toasty, cheerio aroma with a touch of caramel. Bitter roasted malt flavor leading to dry chocolate, finishing with bitter hops. A touch of sweetness developed as the beer warmed. Rather thin-bodied. Not as good as their porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
dark opaque brown with some red hues, thin white head, excellent roasted malt aroma, coffee, burnt, with some hop overtones, light hints of chocolate and smoke; flavor is very nice, bitter and burnt, roasted malt, coffee, good dosage of hops, a bit light on the texture, but overall a very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 7, 2004
Dark opaque brownish black color with a large tan head. Sour lactose and roasted coffee aroma. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and floral hops flavors. A little too watery. Thin feel with a very dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 7, 2004
Deep, dark brown (maybe black) color, opaque, with a a large frothy beige head. Heavy roasted, bitter chocolate, floral hoppy tones in the aroma. The flavor was nice and full with floral/cirtusy hops, roasted chocolate (bitter not sweet) and a slight coffee character. The feel was a little too thin...very dry finish.

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