heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black and has a small head that is normal for the style. Fairly thin in body and taste. Has a slight roasted character with some coffee. Decent, but nothing impressive.
r0mULuS (7) - Windella, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, smooth pour(from bottle) with minimal head.
Not as thick as most stouts.
Great coffee, malt taste a littl ebit woody, but not at all unpleasent.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 Poured opaque black...smelled very coffee and malty...very roasted coffee flavor with a hint of sweet up front...finish quite bitter...
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Very dark and rich. Nice roast malt flavor with an incredible coffee finish. I really like this.
SHD (17) - Palm Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great way to spend a cold winters day ! Burnt caramel flavor makes this a treat, and the longevity once in a glass is first class.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black, light brown head. Caramel and fruity fill the aroma, banana and dark fruit, toasty malt and a little choc apparent. Flavour is of sweet maltyness, burnt grain and toast, salty and oily, with a little roasted, espresso bitterness.
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with an average-sized tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt and coffee. A little bit thin of a body for a stout. Flavors of roasted malt, grapes, and coffee.
GregClow (3217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like motor oil into a dense ruby-black colour. Aroma is rich, roasty and inviting. Flavour of slightly sour coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Would be a really great beer if the body wasn’t so thin.
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty black with good coffee aroma but then did not live up to its aroma and presentation. Watery, roast and not much else. Some yeast in there not much carbonation. Thanks GregClow .
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, chocolate coloured head is agoraphobic. Very pleasant, slight roasty flavour profile. Aroma reminds me of other foreign stouts I have had. The palate is pretty watery and is the biggest downfall of this beer. Thanks GregClow.