Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from Slob. Pour a very dark brown with red highlights. Small tan head that left very quickly to cling around the edge of the beer. A sour-bitter aroma is dominant, back by some more sweet scents that developed as it wrmed. Taste had not unpleasant sourness, just that usually with stouts. There was caramnel and chocolate. Mouth feel was not bad, good for a stout, and finish was dry, very dry.
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep brown color, light beige head. aroma has notes of chocolate, mint, bubblegum and clove. flavor is mild roast, cola, chocolate, faint dubble bubble notes, very lightly hopped throughout.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a small sized tan head that quickly dissipated, sparse lacing, fine-medium sized bubbles, softly carbonated, mostly opaque, and a dark brown hue. Malty and coffee nose. Malt, and roasted coffee flavor and somewhat dry. Smooth palate. Medium body.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a seriously dark ruby, smally frothy tannish head, with fairly decent lacing. Doesn’t seem dark enough for a stout. A dry cocoa aroma invades my nose. Roasted malts, slight milk chocolate, and definately dry. Really dry in fact, quite unsweetened and roasty. Good body, but a slightly thin mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight soy flavor, unsweetened cocoa, and roasted malts. Not as sweet as I prefer, but good anyways.   Thanks goes out to hopscotch for the trade!
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany with no head. Black strap molasses and carmel rise from the glass. Heavey mouthfeel w/lingering sweet finish. Molasses, molasses, molasses, somewhat one dimensional and not very complex. Though I will say it’s tasty.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mohagany garnet colored.brew.The roasted malts here give you the impression that you have just opened a big ass bottle of molasses.Very nice.The molasses gives way to expresso and dark chocolate.Not a lot of body but a tasty brew nontheless.HeRftYDrF,hats off to you on this one.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a thick light cream-colored head that has some thin lacing. Aroma boasts barrels of sweet caramel malt dripping with milk chocolate and sprinkled with coffee beans. Starts with great malty sweetness and lots of chocolate flavor, turning more dry and roasty toward the finish. Body could be thicker, but that’s about the only thing I can find wrong with this enjoyable brew. Thanks to hopscotch for this!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice beer. It poured a dark brownish black with a tan head. The flavor was roasty and very malty with a nice balance of hops. Try this beer if you can get ahold of it.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a small brown head, medium to heavy body, coffee and chocolate taste with the aroma to match. I am on the last bottle from my case and enjoyed everyone of them. Very nice stout, easy to drink.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 (Best by Aug 2004) Wow this brew has a big intense coffee aroma that will not die. The head and lacing are text book pretty. The palate lives up to the coffee aroma and delivers a wonderful dry and roasty full bodied cup of Joe, I mean beer. Did I mention that this beer is nice and chocolately. This is a very good middle strength stout. Why didn't I drink more of this on St. Patricks Day?