SoylentBlack (122) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourites, right now. Nice and dark, not too expensive, and light enough that I can finish off quite a few.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty coffee aroma. Black in color. Thin head. No visible carbonation. Coffee and smoke in the flavor, not too much smoke. One of Breck Brewery's better offerings.
redlem (1293) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque brown with a medium creamy head. Coffee first than chocolate. Not very sweet, more of a burnt malt taste, bitter. Not very satisfying.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a little too thin and a little too hoppy, but not a bad beer by any means. Not enough body and the malt needs more toasting to bring the flavor up without resorting to overhopping.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite thick with sweet aroma. Nice body overall and enjoyable to drink. Appropriate roasted/toasted malts and actually quite a smooth drink. Oatmeal adds good body.
Brew4Dug (137) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sweet stout, as far as sweet stouts are concerned. Although it is a bit light and has a body and palate similar to that of a lighter Sierra Nevada porter. Lightly astringent, but overall it is probably the best selection from this brewery.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (burnt grain, coffee, dark chocolate, husks). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A rather crude rendition, but drinkable.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a diminishing off white head. Alcohol and wet malt in the nose. . . Toasted barley, some oats. . .pretty dry for a sweet stout. . .not the greatest flavour.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent head atop a fairly light brown/red body. The aroma was like a malting floor. Creamy and smooth, with oats, malt and milk chocolate.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight taste of oatmeal apparent. Almost no head--disappointing for a stout. Tastes fine, but has a meaty, almost manure-like odor that shouldn’t be in a beer. Decent bitterness obscures the fact that there aren’t really many flavors besides the generic stout roast/coffee. This is too thin for a stout, and I would be more apt to classify it as a dry stout than a sweet stout. Tastes somewhat salty.