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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2527) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Pivo - my love brought from Dayton this wonderful suitcase full with amazing beers home - good work honey :-) Pitch black brew, little layer of a head. Malty moccha nose - toasted. Head leaves nice laces. Roasted coffeebeans flavors. Vinegar-like in the beginning, in the middle smooth - lasts long with an iron/metallic finish. NICE

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2004 Had to up my previous "12" this is a good beer..just violats the style a bit. While truly a large beer, I’d call this a porter. Way too much chocolate and lingering bitterness for the smooth roasted flavor of a stout. Impressive brown head that evolves to a rich tan. Excellent lacework. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor starts slow, with roasted flavor coming through the initial bite. Lingering bitterness in finish with no nose. Alcohol prevalent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
Bottled: Totally black coloured. Chocolate brown head. Cofee, smoke, sweetness and a fatty malt aroma. Expresso, malt, chocolate, spices in the flavour. Is smooth and light drinkable. Has a balanced bitterness in the end. Thanks Raindog for trading.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 19, 2004
Black coloured. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth and soft mouthfeel. Notes of blue cheese (Guld Danablue) in the flavour. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 12, 2004
Pours opaque with a big brown head. Aromas of molasses, vanilla, and some sourness. Really nice lacing. Very bitter for the style. Coffee flavors. I would say they used too much black patent. Mouthfeel is a little thin due to too much CO2. This is good but I like Shakespeare much better.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2937) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2387) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11470) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1027) - 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.

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