3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a very thin light caramel colored head. The nose is a distinct chocolate malts and milk chocolate aroma, but also has some fuesal and vegetable-like off aromas. Medium body, semi-sweet chocolate chip flavors throughout, but a little sickly sweet in the finish with some grainy vegetable flavors... this stout demands a thicker body and more smoke. The lingering coating of the mouth resembles unsweetened bakers chocolate.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body and ruby at edges. dark tan head, both creamy and foamy. lasts pretty well. USDA organic! roasted malt aroma, later cocoa and prune upon warming. smooth and creamy mouthfeel, fizzy up front but fades. dry/bitter roasted malt/coffee flavor start, then gets watery and coffee/bitter finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not a terrible example of a milk stout, though not a big fan of this style this was reasonably tasty. Pours murky and dark, with very little head. The aroma is slightly fruity, like figs and prunes with a light burnt malty flavor some milk chocolate and coffee. Very syrupy, with a little vegetal taste at times. Not bad.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thick and black out of the bottle. complex chocolate and burnt hay aroma. chocolate syrup taste with light stewed plum. pleasant finish - not too sticky
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK bought ina 22 oz bomber ,different label from what is shown here..and its says "organic".
LOvelly black beer with a semi-large brown head..that persists.
Aroma is nice mostly of burnt malts with dark chocoalte in the back.Some "milkiness".
Very full flavour stout, dark esspresso,burnt embers,unsweet chocolate..also some sweetness right at the start..nice stuff.
Very nice and smooth on the palate.
Very very drinkable for one so complex..really enjoying this.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, sturdy brown head. Mildly chocolate aroma. Nice, full mouthfeel. Rich, full chocolate flava with a persistant woodsy, spicy hop bite. Surprisingly drinkable for how full bodied it is.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark color. Has a really nice roasted coffee, sweet smell to it. Flavor is very similar to the smell, but is a little more on the roasted side. Very drinkable stout.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stuff is pretty good. A nice stout with a good coffee flavor and sweet chocolate finish
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cocoa, Espresso, Vanilla. Thin, but that really isnít a real bad thing in this brew. Coffee, and Bittersweet Chocolate is very well presented. Head is thin, tan, and dissapated quickly. Pours black.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, thin looking (for a stout) body with a minimal cookie-dough colored, light brown head. Smells of sweet cocoa and chocolate malts, as well as a little coffee and cherry sourness. Big chocolate chip cookie taste mixed with a very bitter hop kick. The hops are bold and tasty but border on the edge of "not so good" with metallic flavors showing slightly. That is my only knock on the beer and this is still an exceptional stout.