motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
soy sauce and coffee meet caramelly vegemite head-on. a good thing to take to parties if you don’t want anyone to pinch your beer from the esky
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roastiness, sort of, but thin and super high alcohol content in nose and flavor (or so it seemed -- someone else said licorice and I can sense that). Dry, woody. Nice presentation, head staying power.
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one divides my friends, but I land on the side that doesn’t favor it. Too much licorice in the flavor (funny that I loved that flavor as a kid). Many other fine qualities of roasted, thick, molasses like taste and decent mouth feel.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark-brown-black color with a frothy head, smells like iodine, really sweet and surypy, I don’t know if I can finish it.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quality stout for the price. Nice and smooth with nice subtle roasted coffee flavor.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour yourself a glass of molasses and toast the Aussies. I think this beer isn’t bad at all. Granted...the sweetness is a little much after 1 pt. 9.6 oz of this stuff, but the flavor is pretty straight forward and unique in a way. Extra points for the bigger bottle. Sheaf won’t shaft you on quantity.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly nice aroma, dark body, with a light tan head. From there things went downhill for me, with too watery a palate, and fairly weak flavors of malt and hops, and a coffee-ish tone. Not a bad stout, but with so many to choose from, can’t say this would be the one I’d buy.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak Worchestershire sauce like aroma, but full coffee flavor. Not as thick as other stouts, nor as bitter. Weak hop aroma and taste. Defintitely easy drinking, but not very stout. Typical of mass-produced beers. Not that it’s bad, but it has a lot of competition.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was skeptical of this beer to begin with. The aroma proved me wrong though, it was fantastic. Molasses, caramel, toffee, some coffee, nice and strong albeit syruppy sweet. The flavour, unfortunately, could not standup to it. Very watery, some coffee with a weak hop finish. Very prettyh though.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light toasted malt aroma, flavor is thin, watery, some malt, toffee notes, light strange finish.