00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty and chocolaty. Flavors is some what odd with a slight bit of bitterness.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours dark with a thick tan head, aromas of coffee, roasted malts, and some chocolate, as well as the taste with some bitter hops in the finish, good stout.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smell alcool and are not very high in percentage, taste of chocolate and coffee too and you feel the warm when it goes through the throat not the best stout that i drinked but its sure good
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black colour with thin tan head. Choccy, some coffee, nice roast malts, ok but no great shakes, slightly nutty and dry.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a thick black color stout with a huge brown creamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of roasted malt and light hops is clearly detectable. Taste is dominated by an excellent balance between roasted chocolate malt and light bitter hops at the end. Body is quite full and has an excellent lacing/creamy feel to it. Overall, an excellent example of the foreign stout and a very enjoyable beer.
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours out almost solid black in color. smells fairly good - chocolate, coffee, malts - but smell can be decieving (as i think it is in this case). taste is somewhat off, something in it makes it sour tasting. not really impressed by this at all. first rating of this style, so maybe its an acquired taste. also - "so thick you could just about eat it with a spoon. " ?? ever heard of speedway stout? yeah that one you could actually eat. (ive heard you can with darklord too, but never gotten a bottle of that, so speedway will have to do.)
pivnizub (9970) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Nearly absolutely black colour; small brownish, foamy head, lacing; complex nose: roasted malts, coffee, port; starts malty, nearly no sweetness; light bitter flavour, oily texture; long complex dry aftertaste: toffee, chocolate, coffee. Very good !
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Opaque, nearly black color with a small, fading head. Very burned-malty, ashy and dryish aroma with port-wineous hints. Wineous, roasty, quite malty flavor with ash. Medium-bodied, not very thick palate with quite high carbonation. A burned-malty, but not very sophisticated stout.
DuffMan (9016) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think two factors lead to my disappointment with this stout. The first is that I tried it after the Special Stout, the second is the promise on the bottle that it is so thick "you can eat it with a spoon". Hardly. Not a bad stout at all, just nowhere near the body or complexity that is suggested on the label.
thedm (5494) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark black brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of brown malts molasses dark malts and was nice. Its mouth feel is initially tingly mildly hopped vinous and has a slight coffee aftertaste. Its flavor contained strong dark malt and medium hops notes and was tasty. An above average brew.