TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Attractive appearing beer, pouring rich black color with a nice well retained tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, but that is subjagated by some sour, bitter aromas. Harsh bitter flavor like raw, unsweetened chocolate. Doesn’t taste roasted, more like burned or something. Gotta agree with Sean, disappointing.
aewilson74 (14) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle: A great beer. If it wasn’t so expensive I would buy it more often. Great stout.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours a dark brown to mahogany red color with a thin bubbly tanned head which died fairly quickly with little lacing. The aroma is woody, chocolatey in the nose with a hint of hops but at some points it literally smelled like a well-taken care of port-a-potty, and there is no such thing if you’re trying to think too hard about that..... The flavor is extremely bitter and provides absolutely zero balance to the beer. Cardboardy malt finish mixed with piney hoppy mid-sip. Carbonation is present yet the body is paper thin. Some smoke in the finish, but overall incredibly disappointing.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red color with great head. Watery with a slightly burnt flavor. Hint of chocolate.
Stew41 (1795) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well made dry stout style. Dark brown in the glass with a very small dark coffee coloured head. Dry nose, some roasted touched, subdued. Dry palate, some fizz, slightly metallic malts but nothing to worry about. Perhaps needs a touch more intensity but there’s no doubting the structure as a dry stout style.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Drank this as a tribute to the old Irishman, Jim Calhoun. At first, I was doubting it’s potential, but I guess it did it’s job after all. As a beer, though, it’s really nothing special. Very watery. Very thin. Not bad, mind you, just not much of anything. I guess there’s a bit of chocolate and very mild roasted malts in the mouth, but that’s about it. Smooth going down, and not as bitter as I had expected. Not bad.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy tan head, high carbonation, black body. Nice sweet aroma, very smooth, somewhat like milk chocolate. Bacon taste in the body, some smoked quality as well, hops are present. Bitter ending, probably from roasted malts.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black color with a medium creamy brown head that lasts for a while. Chocolate, roasted malt and coffee aromas. Very bitter strong coffee flavor.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Virtually opaque black, with a foamy brown head (fairly good retension).
Heavily roasted malt aroma of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, spices and bitter hops.
Flavor reflects aroma, albeit somewhat dryer, with a slightly bitter cold coffee roasted aftertaste.
Moderate carbonation, medium body. A nice smooth stout.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown with a tan head. aroma of roasted coffee. bitter roasted flavor with slight acidity. medium body mild carbonation long bitter very dry finish. very drinkable.