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.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black as mink, with footnotes of umber. the head was mostly creamy but embedded with big bubbles, and as a visual accoutrement it managed a lingering lushness that almost audibly sings out: "drink me!" nose is mostly a slab of baker’s chocolate, burnt raisins, and cedar-leaf cigar wrapper. very smooth and nicely sweet: roasted oat -cluster granola washed down with coffee. alot of bitterness spreads out from that initial impact of lite fruitiness. nice, sure, but like a ten pound guard dog, perhaps just a bit weak.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma really breaks free when it is quite warm, but even before that, I sensed a nice jokt of chocolate, coffee, and above all roasted/toasted flavors. A bit harsh, too bitter in the end, but I have few complaints to make about the palate. Decent stff.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite as sweet as a thought it would be,nice flavor definately chocolatey and malty with a slightly bitter but ok after taste.A pretty decent beer but not great
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I haven’t really found a stout I can tolerate, besides Sam Adams Cream Stout and of course, the ubiquitous Guiness. The smell of ummm trash eminating from the beer was not a good sign and neither was the the tingling sensation in the back of my throat that wouldn’t stop.
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tastes like a watered-down stout. It feels like a watered-down stout. It must be a watered-down stout. Not terribly good. The flavor that’s there is decent, but there isn’t much of it to be had. No oatmeal flavor whatsoever...
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 The beer that broke my stout cherry...ahhh the sentimental favorite and still holds a place in my heart.
Panzuriel (1299) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery, weak, Disappointing flavor. Good aroma and apperance leads up to disconcerting lack of real flavor. With no aftertaste.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black as tar, but not as thick. This is porterish in viscosity. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Expected sweeter for an oatmeal stout. Coffee malt flavor comes on strong. Bitter, but pleasant. Nice roast flavor. Good.