Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Black with a thin tan veil. Standard heavily bittered, coffee flavored brew. Bit thin. Fairly standard but not bad.
jde123 (757) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with the dark liquidity of maple syrup, nice tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Wafting earthy chocolate aroma. Nice bite to this one initially, blossoms into a rich creamy carmally something. Aftertaste is a little metallic, don’t like that too much. Overall, this is a decent oatmeal stout, but there are better ones out there.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a full rocky tan head. Hoppy aroma with some chocolate and nuts. Full mouthfeel. Nice roasted malt flavor and hoppy. Finish is a little metallic but overall, pretty good.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and some hops. Flavour is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, a bit thin in flavour and body.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, opaque, with a quickly diminishing tan head (large bubbles.) The aroma was espresso, spiced beef(?), and smoke. The flavor was very roasty/smoky...lots of coffee...very bitter/metallic aftertaste. The feel was crisp and slightly thin. Nothing sweet or creamy about this thing!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black color with a large head that dissipated quickly leaving a nice lace. Roasted coffee, chocolate and anise aroma. Creamy roasted coffee, sweet malt, slightly sour lactose, and chocolate flavors. Very slight metallic aftertaste. Enjoyable.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark, no head, flavor of coffee that comes out more once the beer has warmed up. slightly bitter finish, and has an aftertaste of alcohol. all in all not bad
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with light brown head which dies quickly. Smoky and sharp grain aroma, almost too sour or skunky. Very rich, but lacking flavor. Bland and rancid oats with a smoky finish.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid stout, for sure. Not sure why this is only in the 55 pecentile at the time of my rating - this is well above average. Woody nose, jet black color, low scumy head. Smooth dark roast malt body with a graininess (oatmeal?) in the middle. Espresso-bitter finish - dry and even tangy. Wanted the body to be a little thicker, but overall a fine stout.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brow, though not opaque with a tan head that dissipates too rapidly. Aroma has some decent roastiness to it, but not enough depth or breadth to be a top stout. The flavor improves upon the aroma rather significantely. Nice deep, rich roasted flavor with some coffee notes as well. Mouth feel is not too thin as with some sweet stouts. Exceeded my expectations.