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This is a full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate. Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy, and utterly opaque.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - APR 9, 2004
deep brown color, nice tan/toffee head. Malty, with coffee and chocolate notes. Wonderfully balanced with bold hop character. Great stout, an easy drink. Could drink a few in a sitting. Clean dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
Rich brown-black colour with a small but frothy tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and fresh roasted coffee. Full and creamy body. Big malt flavour with notes of chocolate and anise. Finish is slightly acidic and quite dry with good hop character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2004
Thick and motor oily in color with a tan head. Sweet coffee, chocolaty smell to it. Tastes very similar to a Victory Storm King with less alcohol. Overall, a very good stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
Moderate malty, light bread and molasses aroma. Average frothy, light brown head that lasted to the finish. Moderate bitter flavor. Finish was full, creamy with light astringet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1023) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Thick and opaque with a tan head. Roasty coffee aroma. Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee palate in the forefront. Followed up with a little bit of citrus sour and blackberries. Cereal, caramel, thick smooth maltiness. Sweet but so very nice in the bitter finish. Gorgeous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2004
A nice thick dark beer.Coffee like with hints of raosted malts and chocolate.Smooth going down and the finish was real clean

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Sweet smell as this one gets poured out. Dark blackish brown color with a decent chocolate brown head. Smell is sweet, first taste is full of molasses taste, with a slightly bitter end. Chocolate flavor comes out as you drink this one. Excellent stout to serve at a get together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is a great Sweet Stout. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes creamy, smooth, and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Thick ebony opaque stout with a generous dark tan head that left a good amount of lace. The aroma is pleasant; smells like roasted chocolate. It would go down like chocolate milk, if it weren't for the amount of hops used; however, the hoppiness is in no way unpleasant, but gives the stout a good balanced flavor. The hoppiness added to the sweetness rounds it out nicely. Leaves a smooth coating on the palate for a wonderful finish. However, after a few of these, they start to get a little old...there's something in there that tastes a bit chemically.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 Been drinking a lot of this recently and it has really grown on me since arriving in AZ.

Previous Rating = 3.6 A thick creamy brown head tops this deep brown almost black beer. Thick aromas of coffee, burnt malt, alcohol, and chocolate waft from my glass. Aaah, a thick creamy body that is quite satisfying and hits the spot after the weak porter that I just had. Finishes with an astringent roast malt character. The beer is so creamy that it balances the roast character, in the front and middle of this beer, quite well. Perhaps a hint of diacetyl, but it is barely perceptible. Not really sweet, despite the ample body. After a bit of time I can detect some buttery diacetyl in the aroma, perhaps a bit distracting, but not all that bad.

This beer would be something else if the diacetyl was cleaned up a bit. Having said that, if you don’t mind a bit of diacetyl, this would be a really good beer for you.


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