jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with some slight ruby highlights. A thin tan head tops the beer. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Strong coffee flavour with some caramel sweetness and roasted malt all being major players. Aftertaste bittered from the malt. Overall, a pretty good Stout and fairly representative of the style. I had this on draught at Big River (owned by Gordon Biercsh) in Chattanooga, Tennesse on 26-September-2003.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body is nicely black with a good lasting head. The aroma and flavor are BIG chocolate supported by charcoal and roasted malt. This isn't harsh, but soft, the bitterness of both the dark malts and the hops are very low. A bit sweet, but not cloying. This is a good easy-drinking stout.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a sampler: Pours almost black (but not opaque) with a medium thin light beige head. Aroma is very roasty, with a hint of dark chocolate as well. Medium to full-bodied with a strong roasted coffee flavor that weakens toward the end. There are also malt, chocolate and hops notes in the flavor. Finish is weaker than I would have liked, but this is a passable Stout.
mogo (38) - California, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent stout. Full balanced flavor, a touch of sweetness, extremely smooth.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a large head, aroma was faint but good. Flavor was a good balanced stout, a hint of sweetness but mostly bitterness. A good dark chocolate taste. Malt and hops blend perfectly. Smooth but not watery. Excellent stout.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black brew with solid roasted aroma, light bronze head. Good chocolate notes with good roasted flavors. Smooth and enjoyable.
rcibera (5) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking dark beer, with a pretty good taste. I don't normally like the stouts, but I was surprised. Smooth and simple.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, but clear with thin camel head. Like drinking a latte -- very, very smooth stout with low carbonation. Lots of chocolate and lactose flavors. Medium finish and creamy mouthfeel. This is very impressive without being terribly complex. This started out with damn good malt and didn't overdo the dark, patent malts.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty, chocolate taste. Extremely dark. Very smooth and creamy. Excellent!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good roasted aroma. Lots of chocolate malt in there. A very smooth stout.