motelpogo (7054) - 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 (1948) - Salem, 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 (5266) - 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 (2492) - 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.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I just love stouts. This poured almost black with a chocolatey head. The nose was rich chocolate, roasted coffee. Screw Starbucks and the morning mocha java. Iíll take this. Good creamy mouthfeel. Taste was of roasted coffee with bitter chocolate added. Maybe Dutch cocoa. Very good.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black, tan creamy lasting head. Nose is dark bitter-sweet cocoa, some earth, coffee and cream, with minor notes of citric hops. Flavor basically mirrors aromas, but you get a small kick of citric hops for balance. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter-sweet finish. Nice session stout to kick back with.
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Opaque with frothy tan head which faded and some lace. The aroma has notes of burnt dark malts, sweet malts, lactic twang, coffee, and piney hops. The taste is bittersweet with a noticeable hop presence. Mocha and smoky undertones. The finish is bitter and dry, metallic. Not bad but a bit strangely balanced, does have the malt tones to make it work. Thanks for the bottles Dave and Joe.