Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 Poured opaque black...smelled very coffee and malty...very roasted coffee flavor with a hint of sweet up front...finish quite bitter...
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Very dark and rich. Nice roast malt flavor with an incredible coffee finish. I really like this.
SHD (17) - Palm Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great way to spend a cold winters day ! Burnt caramel flavor makes this a treat, and the longevity once in a glass is first class.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black, light brown head. Caramel and fruity fill the aroma, banana and dark fruit, toasty malt and a little choc apparent. Flavour is of sweet maltyness, burnt grain and toast, salty and oily, with a little roasted, espresso bitterness.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with an average-sized tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt and coffee. A little bit thin of a body for a stout. Flavors of roasted malt, grapes, and coffee.
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like motor oil into a dense ruby-black colour. Aroma is rich, roasty and inviting. Flavour of slightly sour coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Would be a really great beer if the body wasn’t so thin.
Sammy (9132) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty black with good coffee aroma but then did not live up to its aroma and presentation. Watery, roast and not much else. Some yeast in there not much carbonation. Thanks GregClow .
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, chocolate coloured head is agoraphobic. Very pleasant, slight roasty flavour profile. Aroma reminds me of other foreign stouts I have had. The palate is pretty watery and is the biggest downfall of this beer. Thanks GregClow.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black color, malty coffee aroma, smooth bitter taste, sediment floating around in it, medium body, smooth finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark oily pour with no real head to speak of. Nose is very mild. Flavor notes are: roasted malt, raisin, LOTS of smoke (the smoke taste really grabs you), and a little bit of hops bitterness (but not much). The mouthfeel is a little slick, but that does not detract from the beer. The finish is very nice and smooth with just a little bitter bite. This is an excellent stout and would be a perfect session beer. If I had to pick out one thing to compain about, it would be that this beer is overall very mild. I usualy expect a little more of a bite from a stout. I wish I had bought more than one of these.