Tmoney99 (12050) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Poured a black hue with medium tan head. Aroma was a mix of roasted malt and woody aging. Flavor was full with roasted malt with a oily finish. The finish was short and was more bitter than other stouts I have tasted. Drinkable, but not the first choice.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color, brown head. Light liquorice aroma, eucalyptus, roasted malt. Good mix of roasted malts and liquorice, very light herbs, reasonable body structure, but not enough class.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stout aroma - chocolate, coffee, moderate fruitiness, and a little caramel. Dark, dark brown in color, almost black, decent tan head. Flavor is dominated by roasted grains, strong coffee flavor with some supporting chocolate and caramel, a bitter roasty finish. Full-bodied and smooth. Nice rich and heavy stout.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good stout! Roasted malts and a little coffee to the nose. Bitter-sweet. Somewhat watery mouthfeel, but less filling. Apparent yeast sediment.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hoppy, the hops make a pleasant impression, but mildness of the roast in the aroma doesn't bode well. The flavor follows up as slightly chocolatey with a little ash. The body is a bit lively with makes this a pretty drinkable beer, but a boring stout.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a jet black color, with a nice big tan head. The aroma is somewhat roasted, licorice and a bit meaty :(. A bit roastiness and coffee in the flavor, somewhat a bit bitter end. Too watery i think...
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
interesting aroma of roast barley and licorice, somewhat astringent. really black with a medium brownish head. yeasty flavor to it. feels extremely dry, a nice bready bitterness in the finish. a nice stout!
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, in Sydney.Purple black colour with a thick, dusty brown head. Rich chocolate and liquorice flavours. Thick dense roasted malt flavour that impresses to the finish. Dark sediment greets you at the end but is a disappointing feeling knowing you’re at the end. Really nice beer.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown head. Tarry malt presence with a rich, herbal hoppiness. Salty, dry finish. Medium bodied.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - APR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2004 Black with brown long lasting medium head.
Coffee, chocolate, malt and faint hints of licorice in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and full, slightly smoked.