firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with brown long lasting head. Coffee, chocolate, malt and faint hints of licorice nose. Pretty good really.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a small off-white head. Fairly thick beer, smooth and coats your mouth. Roasted chocolate aroma. Taste is chocolaty leaving a nice sweet aftertaste.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very smoky aroma to this thick black beer with absolutely no head. The taste is roasty, stouty and yeasty. An enjoyable stout but brewed a bit ’safe’
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with little specks thoughout. Grape jelly on burnt toast aroma. Very tasty - perhaps a training version of an Imperial? Sweet, coffeee, burnt toast, prunes flavors. Messy, earthy finish. Very nice, and actually seems to go with warmer weather.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black w. beige head. Nice lace. Malty aroma. Sweet liqourice taste with notes of coffee. Pleasent bitter finish. Well balanced. Full, creamy. Nice.
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black as night with a small tan head. The smell is very malty, coffee with a hint of chocolate and smokiness. Sits on the palate nicely. Very mellow for a stout. Good beer.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (longneck): Black to very dark brown with a light brown/tan head that held for some time. Aroma of espresso coffee and dark chocolate with some cinnamon notes. Complex flavour of the same with a nice thick bitterness to finish. A fine, well balanced palate with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out opaque black with an adequate tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Some spice notes. Seemed to have a little carbonation that took away from the flavor and body. Still it was a good drink. Would drink again.
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black colour. Burnt coffee aromas. Avoids being too sweet or syrupy. Alot of remaining sediment in bottle. Highly recommended.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Black body with burgundy edges and a loose tan head. Aroma of roast, cigar, plums, figs, coffee, and dark chocolate. More character can be found in a slightly oxidized sample. Roasted coffee and tangy malt flavor. Finishes roasty, bitter, and sour. Oily mouthfeel. A good cigar stout.