sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, reddish color with medium, tanned and tight, lacy head. Both sweet and dry, very roasted-malty, coffee aroma - very close to Guinness. Strong roasted-malty, coffee flavor with a bitter finish. Long, roasted and dry aftertaste. Medium to full-bodied, dry palate with balanced and quite smooth carbonation. A nice and full, very Guinness-like stout.
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black. Big cloudy expresso head. Roasted coffee aroma. Roasted, hoppied bitter flavor. Bitter aftertaste.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with a foamy tan head. Aroma is mild coffee, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavor is also mild and quite thin. Roasted malt with some bitter hops in the finish and also weak coffee notes. Little sourness. Nice and easy but very light and thin.
Sammy (9072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beatiful dark brown pour. Easy light drink, bit much on water, particularly with lower alcohol. A bit of bite -molasses and hoppy. Liked: Only mildly roasty, only bit of the coffee, and hint of chocolates and nutty. Clear freshness dating.
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black colored beer with an average bubbly head with standard retention. Aroma is really great with a nice mix between roastiness and coffee. Taste is OK with some nice touch of roasted malts and coffee. The aftertaste is dry without too much of the watery feeling you get with Guinness. Overall, a good stout but nothing too much out of the ordinary.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scent is strong alcohol, but it seems to work. Coffee taste dominates. A perfectly acceptable stout.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like yummy. Smooth beer, with not a lot of taste. Hum, have really nothing else to say about this beer, but I need to fill space. That should do it.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Roasted malt and toffee up front. Richly grassy and bitter. Dry finish. Medium bodied.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with tan head. Smokey but not as smokey as the Celtic Red from same brewery. Not very complex taste, a bit thin and not especially well balanced.
piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in colour with minimal head. Smoke and light malts as far as the aroma is concerned. I found the flavor to be VERY smokey... I might have confused this with a smoked beer if I had been tasting it blind. The smoke sort of overwhelms the secondary malt and caramel flavors. A very thin body as well. Unbalanced and disappointing.