Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Montgomery Inn - Boathouse in Cincy. Poured a black color with a huge creamy cascading light brown head that was lasting with good lacing. Good roasted spice aroma. Medium to full body. Good well balanced flavor with a soft dry finish. Good above average dry stout.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice roasted nose and poured black as night. Nice rich head, all good up until the taste. The profile was there but the structure was lacking. A little watered down for my taste.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looked great at almost black with a nice head. Aroma was licorice and roasted malt. The flavor was pleasant but hampered by being thin bodied and overcarbonated.
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mahars. Very much a guinness clone, but with more burnt character, similar to Beamish. Thinner head than I would have liked, but still had a nice thick body.
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige medium lasting head. Coffee, chocolate and smoked aromas. Deep brown. Malt and smokey roasted coffee flavour. Medium bodied. Bitterness in the finish.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma of bitter, roasted malts, with a slight hint of nuttiness. Soft carbonation. The body is rather thin, but full of bitter malts and roasted coffee. The dryness pervades the body, leaving a bit of chalky feeling on my tongue. Good, but dry stouts just aren’t my favorite breed of stout.
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a very thin tan head. Bitter malt aroma. Definite roasted malt in the taste with some bitter coffee. A bit thin and for a stout it is not too bad.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with lttle head. Smells thin of burnt coffee. Burnt coffee-chocolate taste. Good flavor, stays smooth, just a bit too thin.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Irish Bistro. Does the traditional Irish Stout nitrous pour. Malty, with hints of caramel, roasts, and coffee. Has a good hop bite to it for a stout.
zach8270 (3516) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Dark black pour with not much of a head. Lots of coffee and hops in the aroma. Odd for a stout. The taste is really gross. Too much hops and dry, stale coffee. Massively bitter aftertaste. Very thin. Not good.