ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a rocky light brown head that lasts forever. Smells of caramel and molasses. Flavor is really subdued - the chocalatey roastiness that is detectable is just frustratingly weak. This does have a nice full body and silky mouth feel, but it’s wasted on a brew that lacks in flavor and character.
wheelzr (4) - Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
absolutely amazing taste. Dark, rich with a full bodied, sweet roasted malt like finshes smooth and thick.
Choos (667) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: slightly butterscotchy, little smokey and coffee notes. Apperance: black wit ha hint of red and a tan head. Flavour: smokey, mocha and bitter. Palate: thin lightly carbonated with a lingering bitterness.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, no head. Great mocha and chocolate aroma. Bitter and roasted malts in the palate. Good body for the style, not too watery. Bitter, drying finish. Well made.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pure black with a creamy tan head. Aroma from roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is sweet, coffe-ish and dry. Pretty good bitterness. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. A little too high co2.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The perfect-looking beer ... pitch black and a giant head pocked with big meteor-like craters. Awesome big java aroma. Similarly nice rounded out roast coffee flavors ... maybe just a bit too sweet of a finish for me, but damn good.
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one but was under the label "Irish Stout", not sure if there is any variation. Very nice pleasant dark malty aroma. Very dark, almost black colour with a tan head that diminished after a while. The flavour was complex, with toffee, malts, some alcohol, and even some sweet subtleties. Even though it is very thick and heavy, it is also very smooth. Nice beer.
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter burnt hop aroma with malt. Dark brown colour with creamy head and good lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great stout. Black colour with a huge long lasting head. Taste and aroma of chocolate and malte. Slightly bitter after taste. Full body.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with reddish tinge on the edges. Roasted barley and mild vegetable hop aroma. Flavor is sort of sweet and sour, some chocolate maltiness and bitter, dry earthiness, with a decidedly sour aftertaste. Fairly light body, not at all "full bodied" nor "luxuriously smooth" as the commercial description states. A good dry stout, but there’s always Guinness.