jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this stout very much. Pours an opaque black. Little tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is very present. Malty/roasty with a nicely balanced hopp finish. A tad watery, but very good.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comparable to bottle Guiness, this has a nice bitter roasted malt/hop bite, but is very light bodied, and finishes off rather quickly and weakly. It's still a nice session beer.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a nicely made stout. It had a deep rich color and flavor, and a nice bite to go with it. Somewhat of a coffee flavor like shag said. Not as good as Guinness, but still good.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Appearance is black. Flavor is slightly bitter with a coffee taste. A little too carbonated and light on flavor. Decent stout. RERATE : My first rating was stupid stuff. A black appearance with a beige head. The aroma is dark chocolate, coffee beans, and smoke. The flavor is very dry and bitter with some coffee, smoke, and licorice. I dont really dig dry stouts but this blows Guinness out of the water.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A typical dry stout. Slitght nutty flavor with a strong roasted barley finish. had a beautiful head that left a nice lacing on the glass.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent stout, dry and bitter, roasty and burnt, tastes very Irish. I fact, it tastes similar to the mainstream Irish Stouts, but with a touch more body, and less of that crappy creamyness, decent.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty slight lactose aroma. Deep brown body with a nice white head. Starts with a bitter dose of hops that leads into aa nice roasted malt finish.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2003 Black in color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is malt with coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter. Seemed a little off. I did like the bite it had though.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is black with a boring not quite white head. The taste is nice and roasted, but where's the finish.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black body with a big, frothy, light brown head. Delicious, but quite weak, nose with roast malt and chocolate. Flavour is weak, but well balanced between a hops and chocolate bitterness and malt sweetness.