creed643999 (2) - houghton, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty dark, nice coffee-like aroama and flavor, first beer rating but still one of the better one’s I have tasted
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose very reminiscent of St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, tan head, with very smooth, roasted flavor. Traces of burnt caramel all over the place with a well defined bitterness. Good stuff.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2005 black with foamy tan head. nice coffee and roast aroma. smooth mouthfeel. flavours of bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, toast. balanced hoppy finish. a fine stout.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think I’m going to stop describing how stouts look in my ratings unless they look ’un-stoutlike’. Opaque, dark brown? Check. Brownish head? Check. Alright...lovely malt aroma, baker’s chocolate, coffee grounds, talc, oats, and light aromatic hops. Silky and mouthfeel and smooth black malt yield to a lightly citric bitterness. They put too much grapefruit in mine, but good nonetheless.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stout has smooth, roasty favor. Taste of both coffee and chocolate are apparent, but not overwhelming.
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color, nice lacy dark tan head, very rich, very robust, aroma was full of chocolate & coffee, a hint of carmael & nuts in the flavors, very smooth, sweet flavors & aftertaste, great stout
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a bubbly tan head about 1 inch tall. This is a real stout. Rich, dark, and roasty. Caramel and chocolate flavors appear at warmer temps. Smooth and strong. Fairly well hopped too. Easy to drink for such a good complex flavor.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep dark black color. Coffee, toffee, and chocolate on the nose. Smooth coffee/toffee taste with a nice clean coffee aftertaste.
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rerate: Aroma of Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark black with a huge brown head. Coffee flavor and finish.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Meandering through a coffee plantation whilst nibbling on a pumpernickel loaf...A pint of sweet chocolate milk is always good this time of year...The end of the field’s been burned to ashes I see...Rich, plump, yet drinkable, a fantastic stout all the way through...