Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour ’Darker than The inside Of A Cow’, the head extravagant, large olde frothy ’Thang’, long lasting, chocolate brown in color, the lace in voluptuous sheets. Nose, coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, ah yes my friends one ’Sniffable Beer’. Front malt, sweet, the top portly, the finish is benignly acidic, stupendously hopped, lordly dry. It’s a good thing that I have to beg borrow and steal these beers, as my total would be much less as why sample the rest, when you can have the best. #10 of their beers sampled, not a ’loser in the bunch’. Trust the olde spavined ’Gusler’, when I tell you this line of beers is phenomenal. Ranks a well deserved #66 on my current 1000 beer master list.
InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a wonderful Mississippi River brown head. It’s big and full without being overbearing and sloppy. I guess that’s translates into being well balanced. When it warms there is a sweet roasted Turkish coffee flavor. In the spirit of the World Series...it’s a solid hard line drive in the gap double. I’ll take it anytime but it’s not a homerun.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured perfectly into my glass, producing and excellent head. The nose consists of roasted barley and cocoa powder. Nice full body. Within my first, few sips I get a lot of roasted malt bitterness coupled with strong coffee. As the beer warms, I get more finesse from the beer, which means it becomes a bit sweeter and shows more of its chocolate side. The hop profile is pleasantly bitter, but its not a distracter to the malt show that makes this stout. The stout is high enough in gravity to make it feel like you are drinking a bigger beer, but low enough to make it semi quaffable.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent stout. Attractive opaque pour with a burnt, roasty aroma. Great smoky flavor throughout, with a smooth, malty consistency. Some coffee tones, but the smoky/burnt character from beginning to end is what did it for me.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The stout itself is amazing, so roasty that I could drink it for breakfast and be fooled into a placebo effect of a coffee caffeine rush!
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pour. Deep black with dark tan head that looks almost sandy, but feels so creamy. It’s a roll call of dark malt flavors and aromas: caramel and chocolate being dominate, but with an undercurrent and finish of burnt bitterness. Low to no coffee, though. Incredible stout.
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
perfectly opaque when held up to the light, aroma was that of a starbucks iced mocha cappucino..quite chocolate and a roasted nose. malty chocolaty coffee flavors with wonderful bitterness lingering forever.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nearly black but with a coppery glow when held up to a light. small but thick head,
aromas of chocolate, coffee and deep roasted malt, the taste is also rich with coffee and bitter chocolate prevaling over a toasted grain character.
velvety mouthfeel , gives the feel of a cask-conditioned beer.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 bottle-age unknown
poured with no head whatsoever-burnt aroma-coffee appearance. Palate was robust with the signature bells tingle on the toungue. pretty good
ReRate-2003 bottle-I boosted the ratings on this one. I didn't take notes of the one bottle i had, but i remember the mouth feel that of roasted marshmellows with chocolate over them. very nice and unique!
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very large, dark brown head. Great roasted flavour with a nice mix of chocolate and malt.