Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin head, light body, black roasted barley aroma, coffee and chocolate on the palate. Too much fizz, thin body, low bitterness. Fast drinking stout? An oxymoron really.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - AUG 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted like burnt coffee that sat around for days. Throw in some chalk and alcohol and call it a stout i guess ?
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a stout fan, I have to give this a thumbs-down. Some coffee in the taste, decent looking, but not much else. Pretty inferior. The only good quality came out when 3/4 of the way through the glass (and after 4 other beers) I swallowed wrong and got something of a whiskey taste on my palate. I think it was an accident but it was kind of nice while it was there.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good stout. First had it at Outback in the big 750ml jug. After two of those everything tasted wonderful. I normally drink beer warm, but this certainly tastes better chilled. Otherwise it is quite heavily cabonated. I still enjoy this stout and I do recommend it.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This stout, like a Fosterís, comes in a mega-sized container. Now THATíS Australian! Anyway, the beer itself is less impressive. Bitter, roasty and yes, medicinal! Sort of like a coffee throat lozenge! Anyway, Iíve drunk this beer in Indianapolis after the Indy 500 for 5 years in a row, dammit, at the Outback steakhouse 3 miles up Georgetown Rd. from the track. Somehow, each time, it tastes FANTASTIC, though I know itís an illusion and the beer only tastes good because of my post-Indy 500 feel-good vibe. So, Iím going to be objective and give it the score it truly deserves as a service to others.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 750ml bottle: Huge medicine aftertaste that comes right after an otherwise boring stout. Yikes!
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good heavy stout. Lots of roast malt flavor, and a hint of coffee. Kind of wierd to find a stout in a 40 though.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a well made basic stout, opaque colour with a beige head. nose has a trace of coffee.
strong well roasted malt taste that lacks subtleties.
smoothg palae despite being slighlty heavy and viscous.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
very subtle aroma, kinda carmel/charcol but very week. the appearance(IMHO) is of a nice stout, however the flavor and palate donít stand out. typical stout assests, but nothing complex or interesting
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ick. Not much of a head. It doesnít really smell like anything. Tastes, well, not very good. Kind of light and itís got a weird aftertaste... almost vinegar like. Really pretty poor. I had to have some water to get rid of the taste in my mouth.