AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and opaque black like crude oil, no head. Lotís and lots of yeast floating around my glass (bottle fermented). Aroma is of roasted malt. When you sip the first thing you notice is the relatively high level of carbonation. The next thing you notice is the remarkable dryness of this beer, extremely dry. Lots and lots of roasted malt here. Very unique stout.
guzzler67 (1650) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Strong hit of coffee in the aroma. Roasted malts dominate the taste, with an earthy, nutty, coffeeish flavor. Medium-bodied and well carbonated and just a tad bittersweet. Finished dry with a bitterness, and simplicity, that was appreciated after indulging in a glutinous amount of over-the-top Imperial stouts the day before.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this is pretty damn tasty!
Pours with a nice dark chocolaty body and a decent tan head that leaves nice drapes of lace behind. The aroma presents sweet lactic notes of cream and coffee, milk chocolate, and a bit of toasted wheat bread. The flavor has a nice yeasty chocolate resemblanceÖ but this is really a nice coffee and coco pairing. Lush burnt chocolate pudding palate Ö Iím liking this one!
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as I had hoped, but not a bad stout. Pours a dark, opaque black with a thin tan head that fades fast. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is fairly rich, roasted malt and bitter hop finish. A bit more bitter in fact than I would have liked in a stout. Nice lacing, slightly creamy mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit thin. Not bad overall.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black thick color, short head and some lacing - looks like coal. Sweet and roasty malt aroma. Taste is medium bodied, full of roasted malts and sharp hops, finish is dry and short
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with no strong signs of co2. Head is light brown with poor retention.. Lacing is sticky. Aroma is of caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet with a light hop bite. Light bodied, creamy and mildly effervescent mouthfeel.
A pleasant drink, but lacking some character.
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with thick tan head, and floating sediment. Roasty, malty aroma. Smells pretty good. Thick, roasty front, then some coffee, and a nice bitter finish. Leaves a syrupy, foamy feel to the mouth. Interesting................... I like it.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours black with orange floaties with a tan head. malt hops and grass aroma(No. not that kind of grass). sweet malt chocolate flavor that has a great bitter balance. finish is chocolate motherly love.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
08.20.04 12.7oz bottle. The pour is dark, almost black, and thick looking; slight head; no lace. Aromas are sweet, molasses, choco-coffee-roasty. Palate is oily, kind of tarry like really old coffee. Nice bitterness on finish. Pretty big yeast presence with notes of banana, and rum. Maybe more sourness than Iíd like, but really very enjoyable overall. Leaves a roasty, coffee aftertaste and a fuzzy mouthfeel. A good find in RI.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Bottle@Home, Mar 08, 3.6: Ok, now Iím more experienced I decided to re-rate. Still very nice but not deserving the high score I gave it before. Bottle@Home, Aug 04, 4.2: Yeasty aroma with chocolat malts and coffee when it warms. Black color, thick brown head, very good lace. Light sweet, lots of chocolat and coffee, malty, alcohol hidden, bit dusty, thick body. I love this one!