Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark and somewhat thin,lacks being complex,descripton says eat with a spoon ? Not this bottle,average stout chocolate, malty, and bitter, take it or leave it, I will pass on another one
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with thin brown head and lace. Subdued nose of black milky/doughy malt, roasted barley, prunes, touch of caramel, oat and others. Reminds me of youngs oatmeal for some reason. Smooth, moderately carbonated, sweet malt, oats and caramel at first, mild oxidation, licorice, mildly roasted barley, exquisite dryness and coffee bitterness (not too much by any means) to counter beginning sweetness. A really good stout with alot going on. Im suprised at the disparity in the ratings. Must vary from bottle to bottle?
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout appearance and aroma. The flavour is slightly diappointing as it is more bitter than coffee tasting. Overall a good beer.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ohhh, ahhhhh, this is a great stout! It is comparable to any of the great stouts in the world!!!!
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not to bad.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Thick and sinister… lean tan protection…creamy coffee but congestive vegetal sogginess…roasted coffee beans drizzled with chocolate syrup but slightly irritated again with vegetal frustration, not as bad as the aroma lets on however…dryness turns slightly stale in the finish…run o’ da mill ...maybe a tad better..
licorice infused blood
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is sweet with hints of coffee and chocolate. Very unique taste that is overwhelmed by the malt content. A 6.8% ABV that is hidden very well, dark, guinness-like color with a malty coffee bite...root beer like almost..a bargain for the price actually
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong licorice aroma. Roasted malt flavor, combined with coffee and licorice. Just a bit sour.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown opaque under a medium size shortish lasting pale mid beige head and a quarter of a teaspoon of black sediment to boot. Heavy roasted malt, coffee and faint hint of boot polish aroma. Some caramel malt aroma on glass swirl. Medium body. Medium roast malt and coffee flavours. Hint of vanilla and fruity malt. Medium light bitter finish and sweeter malt aftertaste. Nice.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black!! Had to check the label to make sure it didnít say Mobil. Medium head starts thick diminishing to look like a satelite view of clouds over the planet. Chocolate and fruit aroma with a small hint of solvents. Spritzy from start to finish. Musty dirty flavor followed by espresso like burnt coffee with mild tropical fruit (bananas) peeking through. Chocolate malt bitterness lingers like a fart your grandfather squeaked out ten minutes ago.