KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful sweet stout. Very thick and black. Pours with thin head. Feels very heavy with a thick mouthfeel. Strong coffee tones. Pronounced barly and and chocolate as well.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown-black color with tan head. Intense toasted aroma. Tastes of chocolate, coffee...smooth finish.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that laces well. Rich roasted malt nose with a hint of caramel. Taste is a bit harsh and vinegary at first but soon turns to a smooth roasted flavor with a hint of mocha and chocolate with a good strong coffee finish. Thanks MarkR. I really enjoyed this one.
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toasted, almost aged vinegary nose; jet black color; lasting lathery head. Raisins and a vinous character to the malt body with a dry coffee finish. Great great balance. Fat profile at first, but quickly reduces to a low lingering dry roast in the sides of the mouth. Nice.
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth and soft mouthfeel. Notes of blue cheese (Guld Danablue) in the flavour. Medium bodied.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - APR 9, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.