jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Nice stout but I needed some time to get used to the very strong bitter coffee finish. Another downpoint is that it starts medium bodied but soon gets thin.
badgerben (4596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a very thin tan head. Bitter malt aroma. Definite roasted malt in the taste with some bitter coffee, but definitely on the thin side. It’s not bad and I wouldn’t pass on one.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark frothy pour. Quite hoppy and somewhat smokey with roasted malt undertones. A little thin for my tastes.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pervasive yet light hoppy aroma with strong coffee overtones suggests this beer will be tasty. Which makes the first sip somewhat of a disappointment. It’s not a horrible beer but it’s not well balanced, bitter, dry and thin bodied. The dominant flavour is burnt malt.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, medium creamy head. Lightly roasty aroma. Medium thin & malty body with a creamy mouthfeel & smooth - slightly dry & mild sweet & sour finish. Hints of smoke.
Dorqui (2141) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled 0,50L. Optimal compact and adherent foam. Darkest with persistent and intense aroma. Excellent.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Tap: This poured a deep brown color with a thin brown head. It’s good a strong roast malt and coffee aroma with a subtle hint of chocolate. The taste is predominantly burnt malts with a hint of sweetness. The coffee returns on the dry, dry finish.
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burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not a bad beer. very very similar to guiness. basically, i don’t have a lot to say about it. if you like guiness, you’ll like this.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 22, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(on bottle)Could have sworn this was a porter, due to the simplicity. Very cofeeish nose and quite nice burnt malts to the finish, but the watery mouth is too dominant and leaves the ther impresions behind, gets irrelevant fast.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jet black with beige head. Light chocolate aroma, deeply roasted malt flavour, not really burnt. Moderate bitterness but not overpowering. Quite enjoyable because of its subtleties.