Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guinness-like appearance except that there was no cascade. Some roasted malt flavors, but I got a strong sense of a mocha coffee drink here, like drinking an iced Starbucks. Unidimensional flavor but in a good way. (on tap, Rising Sun pub, Epsom)
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer, but nothing very special -- nothing there to grab you. Medium bitterness, fairly dry finish. Something for fans of Guiness I suppose.
PorterPounder (4935) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Rerate One of my first ratings - picked this up this time in Savannah at Habersham Beverages. Black pour, khaki head, fresh lake water aroma. Good dry bitter flavor, slight roastiness. Decently thick mouthfeel. Pretty solid. Original 3.8 Nice smooth finish with a smoky-sweet aftertaste.
pilsnerrogge (2349) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A well made stout. Bitter and smooth.
sherriwilbourne99 (3) - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is somewhat hard to find but I believe it’s far better than all other stouts.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Becomes less enjoyable as it warms, but at least starts quite good. Rich and creamy, with a thick, mocha-colored head. Flavor starts with expected hefty roasted malts and milk chocolate. As it warms, it takes on a less than pleasant sweetness, with a sweetened caramel flavor coming on that’s largely redolent of Dr. Pepper.
wbrown1499 (3) - Summerville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doesn’t fill you up, but still has the great stout qualities that one expects. I would say similiar to Guinness, but without the somewhat nasty aftertase from Guinness.
coghead99 (1) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I just found this on tap locally, and being a sucker for new brands, I gave it a shot. I found this to be a very enjoyable stout! It has a strong roast bite on the front end with a slighty carmel sweet finish. Didn’t get the bitter aftertaste I find with most brands, which makes it one of the only stouts my wife will actually drink with me. I’ll add it to the shopping list!
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A bitter roast burnt bite hits right away followed by a strong aftertaste typical of most stouts. Overall, I was unimpressed with this beer. A little too spritzy and more roast bite than I would like.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not much of a fan of stouts, yet I found this to be a bit tastier than Guiness. It was dark, rich, nutty, chocolatey and smooth. The bite was was more bearable than that of Guiness for me. Nice malt sweetness and smooth taste.