Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Black color with a big very dark brown head. Aroma and flavor are malty with a little roast and smoke. Pretty average.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black color,small dark bronw head that lasted for a short time then faded to a light lace.Nice chocolate and malt aroma,roasty and mild hints of coffee and hops as well,with maybe just a hint of caramel but that might be pushing it a bit.I also detect a faint smokiness as well as the brew warms up a bit.Very nice flavor of chocolate and caramel with a mild bitterness to it.I know i'm probably missing something but i guess all in all i'd have to say this is a fairly good brew and smooth making it well worth trying if you can find it.Thanks go to Drew for setting me up with this one.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate black color with a creamy tan lasting head. Coffee aroma that dies quickly. Seemed more of a sweet stout than a dry. Average.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is definately stout-tastic: chocolate, roasted and even a tad bit of a smokey aroma. Appearance is also dead on, black with a nice tan head. Flavor is smooth until the last bit of mouthfeel where it has a subtle bitterness to it.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/22/03: on tap at Buckeye Brewing
completely opaque-black body. no head, no lace. chocolate malt aroma with sour tones.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black with a small ring of light brown foam. Mellow roasted and smokey aroma. Dry, crisp, almost smokey flavor with carbonation dissolved deep in the thick body. Pretty good dry stout with lots of character.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep,dark,brown/black with a pillowy,tan head. Nice retention and lacework. Aroma is oily-malty,roasty,somewhat hoppy. Mouthfeel is creamy,and rather thick without cloying. Roasty,oily,sweet,lightly burnt,flavors with a bitter(hoppy)sweet,bready finish. Seems to be some lingering nutty/caramel notes as well. Pretty filling and satisfying.Good stout.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completely opaque dark dark dark brown with a dark tan head. The head was initially full and thick, but quickly shrunk to a small, tight head that hung on for dear life until the bottom of the glass. Huge roasty tones in the aroma with a definite semi-sweet cocoa, and bitter hops character. The flavor was more sweet, and really left me thinking this was a sweet stout. I swear there must be oatmeal in this recipe, because the feel was extremely silky smooth. I really enjoyed this stout. Thanks Drew!
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown opaque body; beige head dissipates rather quickly, but nice lace lingers. Aroma is of chocolaty rather than roasty, although the roast is present; as well as toffee. The roastiness is more apparent and dominates the flavor than aroma, where chocolate in the flavor plays second fiddle, along with toffee. There is a slight tartness due to the acidity of dark grains. It finishes dry with a bitter hop aftertaste, but it's not unpleasant. Very smooth mouthfeel, but medium body is a little heavy for dry stout style; who cares. Alcohol warmth present, but very nice. A stout made for consuming in quantity.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this disappointing. There was most definitely some coffee flavors floating around in there, but I couldn’t ignore this strange chemically taste. After reading Venom’s description it may be that ’soapy’ flavor, and I’m just old enough to have lived through the times when adults would wash out their childrens’ mouths, and it’s nasty, I don’t want to re-experience that.