aracauna (3179) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, flash-in-the-pan phead the fades to a ring of foam around the edges but stirs up easily with a small swirl. Chocolate and char on the nose. The flavor has an odd dry powdery flavor (can't quite describe it actually), that seems to intertwine itself with the chocolate malt flavors to give the impression of a mouthfull of cocoa powder. A bit milky in the flavor. I really imagined a stout called Double Cream to be a bit thicker, but it's not exactly thin. Definitely improves as it warms.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - black brew with a surprisingly light colored head. Still brown, but lighter than many. A beautiful beer! Roasty and chocolaty with a creamy mouthfeel. I love it!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden) Black with a small creamy beige head. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla and spicy hops in aroma. Chocolate, sweet coffee, burnt sugar and cocoa in flavour. Smooth finish. Almost too drinkable. Excellent stout.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with little tan head. The smell is tremendous. Scents of mocha, roastedness, and slight yeast. The flavor is in line with the nose with a sweet roasted and chocolate taste along with just the right amount of coffee flavor. Alcohol is hardly noticeable at 7.5% This is a good one.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with no head. So i swirled the last inch or so of the beer in the bottle in order to garnish a head. The beer proceeded to bubble out over the top of the glass. Fortunately this generated a prominent aroma of sweet, roasted chocolate. Flavor was very sweet and smooth, coffee and chocolate, with a pleasant sweet finish. Quite good.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
enjoyed the rich coffee like taste and the dark and appealing visuals bells best stout effort
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like vanilla and oak with a great frothy head on top of a soft and slippery dark body. Taste is 4 fricking lbs. of Colombian roast jammed into a 4 ounce sample. WAY too much coffee for me, with a wierd porter-like tang on the finish. This is my second lactic stout and I have to admit that I'm just not getting them.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/red. Medium,khaki head leaves lasing ring of cream. Clean aroma of caramel,chocolate,vanilla,with slight roasty and hop undertones. Fizzy,creamy mouthfeel. Texture a touch watery. Flavors of chocolate,caramel,cream,and a nice roasty presence. Finish is clean,with roasty,vanilla flavors. Long and lingering finish. Aroma is a bit more interesting than the flavors,but still a great stout!
raymow (926) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent sweet aroma and nice chocolatey flavor which is a bit sweeter than a regular stout. Beautiful deep dark color. Great winter beer. Loved it - one of the best stouts that I've had.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I believe Indra is the one to thank for supplying me with this brew several months ago, Thanks!
I’ve aged this beer for several months now and must concede to the temptations!
Holly Mother of Marry, this beer looks like a Champ! The body is black as space, the head is a rich caramel / toffee color. The aroma is O-mama! Full of carrot cake, vast notes of chocolate, spiced rum and or aged whisky, coconut, fresh cream, it’s divine! Damn, the flavor has Massive and amazing notes of coffee, chocolate and oak barrel aged whisky. The deeply kilned chocolate malt is so abundant with malleable and smooth palate. What a perfect warming and enjoyable finish; This beer is Dreamlike, Highly Recommended!