willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
08.16.04 bottle courtesy jsquire. This is one of the darkest black beers I’ve ever seen. On the pour, the beer looks thick and syrupy. Head is small but laces right away. Aromas of chocolate cake batter, hints of buttercream, only slight roastiness. Palate is huge and coating, even my teeth feel oily after a sip. I feel like the flavor does not totally live up to the outrageous aromas, but it is still quite tasty. Rich and roasty, hints of nuts, lots of chocolate. Dark cherry notes are a nice surprise. Doesn’t finish with much luster and makes me wonder what’s missing. Thank you for this treat, Jeff.
sloth (2520) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large brown/white head, excellent retention, plenty of droopy, stringy, sticky lace. Black as coal with a ruby red tint. Grainy, roasty nose with some licorice notes. Full body, creamy, lasting. Plenty of roast and chocolate, fruity undertones, cherry and a faint smokiness also. Fairly dry finish. Quaffable stuff. Thanks MrFacto!
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cream, roasted malt, and a bit of pineapple sweetness in the nose, Coffe, lactose, chocolate, and raisons in the mouth. Dry finish with green raisons and tannins.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Pours a very dark brown with a nice small sand colored head. Taste and aroma is a very smooth choclate coffee flavor. Key phrase: VERY smooth. Very easy to drink and the alcohol is barely noticable. Awesome stout!
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 I like the cream addition to this stout as it makes it very smooth. Also very roasty and sticky, nice mocha head.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown Coloring. Small Head. Sweet. Not overpowering like Crack Dealer Susie...
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
opaque black with a medium tan head. Almost smells like one of those chai things you can buy at Dunkin Donuts. Has a definate earthy aroma in my opinion. Nothing discernable to start, the middle starts to flavor chocolate. Finish is slightly hoppy with choco-hints. A decent offering.
DYCSoccer17 (3346) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I basically tasted this side by side with the Kalamazoo and I noticed that this one was a little thicker and roastier. Everything else is pretty much the same. I did not appreciate more sweetness in this one though per the description on here
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge brown head with staying power. Opaque to extremely dark brown beer. Nice sweetish aroma of dark chocolate (not roasted barley). Malty as all hell but balanced by roasted malt and hops bitterness. Yes some coffee flavors too. I like it better than the Kalamazoo.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick brown creamy head. Very dark brown body. Aroma has a rich chocolate coffee feel... but its light. Big flavor. Very smooth. A rich chocolate taste with some sweet licorice, raspberry, and bitter tobacco. Nice bitter coffee finish that hangs around a while.