Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours clear blackened-ruby with a short, creamy tan head and intricate lacing. Aroma is syrupy sweet and dominated by roasted malts. Flavor is slightly bitter with a bit of coffee astringency. Dry, medium-bodied at best and too carbonated for the style. Not worth $10 per sixer - I’ rather have the regionally-made Boulevard Dry Stout ($7).
vanvenlo (1436) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
27 Aug 2005 (Hunnshof) - Nice choc malt aroma. Dark brown colour and good lacing. Big smokey raosted malt flavour, without too much complexity. Big bitter finish and lingering roastiness and is a bit thin.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty decent Irish Stout. Very dark black color with a full brownish head. Some chocolate and espresso notes in the aroma. Typical stout of this style--not bad, but not remarkable either. Another true Irish beer to add to the ranks.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
As to be expected, dark black with a decent tan head that left some lacing. Aromas of roasted grains some hints of chocolate-y sweetness. The flavour is intensely bitter, leaving a cloying aftertaste. The palate was a bit thin which may be attributed to the abv. Okay, but I’ve had better.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy cold coffee aroma. Fizzy body, has some tinny, plasticy sour dry malts, somewhat gritty texture, though the body is weaker than preferred. Toasty bakers chocolate flavors, somewhat dry palate, pasty too. Lacking a depth of flavor, though pretty good overall.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black with little head. Flavour is good for a stout this weak; palate is watery but that’s to be expected at this ABV. Good session beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours very dark with a large creamy tan head, aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee, taste reflects the aroma with hops being also present addind to a bitter finish, im not a fan of stouts but this wasnt bad.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with ruby edges and a thick, creamy tan head. Nice, roasty nose. Not sweet. Flavor has notes of roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee, a moderate hop presence and some charcoal. Somewhat odd metallic cardboardy taste just before the bitter, roasty finish. Medium to light body, smooth texture and moderate carbonation. OK.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown with the perfect amount of foamy tan head. Aroma is a little thin, sweet, dry coffee, and slight dark chocolate. Flavor is malty and sweet, slightly espressoish, and a dry finish. Overall, not too shabby.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, BBD Jan 06. Gigantic rocky meringue gray-brown head lasts forever, topping an oily blackness....chocolate, licorice, espresso struggle to be felt in the faint aroma, pleasant but too weak....body is quite dry, mostly coffee-bitter, faint whispers of dark chocolate, roasty and rather harsh at the finish. Not at all bad but nothing to make an effort for.