hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle at the Electric Earth Cafe, surprised to find this one here. Nose coffee, a metallic coffee with some roasted barley and chocolate. Dark black appearance with a light brown head that thins. Total roasty, dark barley flavor with a bitter coffee and chocolate thing going on. Granola finish with some nutty almond flavors and some grassy hops in there also. Medium body.
jgioviano (23) - kildeer, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours very dark with a nice creamy head. Very smooth and drinkable with a great roasted flavor and hints of coffee and bitter chocolate. Overall a great, strong stout.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 This is a great stout. It bours beautyfully, creamy long lasting head. aroma is choclaty and coffee. Flavor is awesome and very big. A perfect Stout.
99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish chestnut color, almost black, with a thin tan head. The aroma is very strong with sweet fruits, like cherry and pear. Scents of the finest chocolate in the world tease the nostrils. A bit of hop spiciness mixed in as well. Truly delicious aroma. The taste is strong on dark, bittersweet chocolate. A nice sweetness follows, as well as defined roasted notes. The finish presents more fruity chocolate, with a wisp of smoke. A bit of vanilla is present as well, mixed in with the solid malt flavor in the background. As you can tell, this is one very complex beer. I also sense a bit of nuttiness in there as well. The mouthfeel is very smooth, and shows a moderate body. Not as thick as some sweet stouts, but flavor is what this beer is all about.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic: deep & dark and roasted & toasted. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and BBQ briquettes. Rich flavors throughout. Healthy bitterness to balance things out. Solid stout with tons to offer.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a nice dark brown/coffee color with a medium light brown frothy head that diminished to almost nothing. Aroma reminded me of molasses with a touch of licorice and roasted malts. First taste, wow, complex; creamy, rich, roasted coffee with some caramel and a slight alcohol taste, had some sweetness yet nicely balanced with the hop bitterness. Continued to improve as I drank and the beer warmed. Excellent brew full bodied and VERY tasty!
jcastillo81 (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty! I could taste all kinds of good stuff on my first sip. The aroma is nice but you can definatley smell the alcohol even though its not a very strong beer. Still very good stuff!
zoobcool (3) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great stout. Had a thick tan head and poured coffee black but left good after taste.
MattShizzle (577) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good stout. Nice and strong, but not overpowering. Doesn’t overdo it on the roasted barley.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned version at Firkin. Nice light brown creamy head with excellent lacing. Brown-black color with heady aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted malt, with touch of resiny hop. Creamy full body that started with a sweetish smooth chocolate with a burnt malt taste and finished with moderate bitterness. Very enjoyable beer to savor alone after a meal.