SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big old tan head that collapses densely leaving minimal lacing, lots of coffee in the aroma a hint of burnt caramel. Palate is curiously light, not in a thin (and so bad) way but in a "no sticky residue" (although I do love Sheaf and Southwark's work in this realm) manner. Quick burst of burned malt sweetness with coffee then a light bitterness off the tongue. I think prefer the other Coopers Stout currently (the special old) just on a thickness issue.
brownaler (496) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I may be crazy, but a detect a hint of red wine in the aroma. All the rest in reminescent of a classic stout.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a very translucent black with a tan head that diminished quickly. This one was very sweet with a fruity aroma. Decent - a little more hop would've been appreciated.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Pitch black. Thin light brown head. Long lasting. Chocolate, malt and a light roastyness in the aroma. Subdued roastyness and some fruitness in the flavour. Some coffee notes. Smooth. Nice hoppy bitterness in the end.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful tan head, dark brown reddish body. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice. Sweet flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. Smooth and nice.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2004 Nice tan head with small bubbles. Tasted like strong, dry, sweet coffee with black licorice. Mellow with a deep malty taste. Mellow, light, bitter finish.
Padron4KM (790) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick inky black. No light penetrates at all. Tall tan, head good lacing.
Initial aromas were of roasted malt and burnt coffee, but as it warmed up some vanilla and bannana scents came out.
Palate was kind of thin, but did have some nice sweet malt and burnt coffee flavors with some fruitiness in there. modrately bitter finish.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A craccking, rich stout for dedicated stout aficionados. You'd sell your dog for it.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Here is a stout that grabs you by the b*lls and lets you know that fruit can extremely helpful in the wide array of tastes and impressions that should hit when drinkin a really good beer.
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black beer with a fine chocolate brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of coffee, chocolate, and malt. The flavor is of sweet coffee with strong notes of malt and chocolate. A great flavor in a great beer - I want one more...