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.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque ebony body with a medium brown foamy head. Aroma of chocolate and sweet roasted mocha. Creamy and medium-bodied. When I bought this, I thought that it would be too malty, as they use ten different kinds of malt, but itís actually very well balanced. Not as good as the Java Stout, but definitely delicious nonetheless.
pivo (2621) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light nose - roasted coffee. Dark dark brown-black color and a foamy tan head that disappates. Smooth sweet syrupy malt initially with some licorice notes, becomes bitter - like black coffee that lingers on your teeth after the swallow. Fairly simple profile, but a good balance and enjoyable overall.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice sweet chocolate and cantelope aroma with some roasted malts. Very thick black color with a clingy, foam head. Sweet cantelope flavors through-out with some chocolate in the beginning and a dark roasted coffee finish. Excellant stout.
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque colored, spare light brown head. Inense coffee nose, licorice also. Very heavy roasted, almost burnt malt flavor, licorice and tabacco too. Nice.
badgerben (4563) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown/black with thin, evaporating head. Aroma is sweet, but nothing too noticeable. Flavor has lots of sweet cream to it, along with some malt and a little chocolate. Oddly enough, some bitterness as well. Good, but not great.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with no head. Aroma is of dark chocolate. Flavour is full creamy, roasted and malty. A bit of fruit and a well malted finish.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black small tan head with a little lacing.aroma sweet, malt,chocolate.coffee malt taste.Has a nice bitter sweet finish
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamier than any stout I have ever experienced. Tastes almost like they added a almost expired carton of cream to this.
Very rich taste, roasted malt, creamy finish.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a velvety black with a creamy looking tan head. Rich and creamy malt aroma. Iíve never been able to smell cream this clearly in a stout before. Good strong coffee and cream taste that gives way to a smooth malty finish. Feels like silk in your mouth. MarkR, did you ever know that youíre my hero?