ElGaucho (2225) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich, malty, chocolatety aroma. Tan, average-sized head; mostly disapating. Mostly opaque body with good lace. A little thin; certainly not as rich as promised by the aroma. Chocalate notes are evident in the tongue. A good session beer.
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Stout. This was my first forray into the dark heavy beer arena. Not too bad, but I must compare it to some other stouts. Nice after flavor, leaves you wanting more.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
nose of coffee and roasted flavors. light color, too light for an oatmeal stout. lots of red and mahagony comes through the glass. very sweet oily oats throughout, mild stout flavors, bitter hops. not up to my standards
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells of mediocre stout, medium bodied creaminess but like baklava disgustingly sweet and overall simply doesn't fill my stout needs
Nuffield (3701) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma--chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, and a bit of oatmeal. Good flavors, though a bit basic and lacking depth. Unfortunately, I think some of this was due to a decidedly watery palate. A lingering finish of coffe is a nice touch. Drinkable but inexpert.
Crit (3360) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with small tan head. Light chocolate malt nose. Light malt flavor with mild hopping. An entry level stout
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of malt and chocolate. Could use more head and better lacing, but the beer itself is very dark (as it should be). Tastes alright, I’d much rather have a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout. Goes down slightly dry and bitter. Not too impressed with this beer.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 Poured thin and watery, but real neat ruby hue to it though. Faint roasted nose with some sweeter oaty notes as well. Nice roasted finish, more coffeish as it goes. not great.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this one was a surprise thought it would be worse.nice dark body malty with a slight bite at the finish pretty good
jazz88 (2560) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black in color with a little brown at the edges. A sweet malty chocolate and coffee aroma. The flavor is more subtle than I expected with the oatmeal and malt flavors coming through. A fairly thin body for a stout.