Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, rings of creamy head. Malt, alcohol and yeast. Creamy beer with medium body, decently roasted malt .Felt slightly light.
PEAK (14) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown black with cream head. Roasty chococolate flavour. Dryness brings out average bitterness.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DArk brown-black. Thin, light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, & fruit (figs, plums). Full-bodied. Sweet, somewhat roasty, chocolate flavour w/ notes of coffee. Moderately dry finish.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep brown, beige head. chocolatey roasty and brown sugar aroma. more sweet brown sugar and chocolate in the flavour, finishes roasty and yeasty.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost opaque black/brown. Roasty nose, slighly astringent, hint of chocolate. Flavor is lightly sweet, nice roasted coffee notes, hint of chocolate. Quite dry, with a medium bitter ending.
TADDYPRTR (6) - USA - AUG 12, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good, dark and dirty stout. Surprisingly this beer has a refreshing amount of carbonation. Malty, bitter and black, great with a steak. Sediment is thick but appealing
CapFlu (4550) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Cocoa and roasted malt nose. Black body. Molasses, chocolate and a touch of caramel? Linguring charcoal and molasses finish. Good. Thanks Bob for the introduction to fine Australian beers...
radiomgb (2275) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in colour. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, roasty. Flavour is slightly bitter, acidic, roasty, deep chocolate. Finishes with a medium bitterness, some hops and long.
sloth (2507) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, fizzy kinda head. Black. Grainy, fruity sorta spicey hop nose. Med/full body.Chocolatey, roasty, slightly acidic. Finish is dry, roasty. Nuthin stellar, but better than expected. Nice dry stout.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 I think this is the first twist-off bottle I've rated. Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a pitch black liquid light can not penetrate with a generous amount of caramel colored head that collapses, but lingers. Aroma is of plum, chocolate, raisin, molasses, sweet. Flavor is very complex, but gives hints of its character including a potent and deeply rich, lightly burned coffee. A closer inspection reveals an ever so slight hoppy character that can easily be bypassed by quaffing mouthfuls. Outstanding brew - I mean WOW. A slight hop is its only flaw. Must have again. Sampled at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.