kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with good tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is mostly roast coffee. I didn't really notice any chocolate. Some hops at the finish, but not that bitter. An OK stout overall.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fluffy brown head. Black liquid. Warm charcoal aroma. Dry coffee flavour. Thin finish with a slight sweetness.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good black color,small but decent tan head that managed to last for a little while.Nice roasty,malt aroma with hints of chocolate and fruit.Decent malty flavor with a good chocolate and light coffee hint,mild fruit presence at best with a decent but less then i like hop presence.Overall not bad but it could be better.I guess it was worth trying atleast a few more times so maybe a rerate needs to be done later.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very dark brown with a nice head; contrary to the commercial description, I found the texture to be almost watery; the flavor is not bad, but not what I had expected from a stout
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite attractive appearing beer; pours very dark brown, if not actually black with a nice big fluffy light brown head. Head exhibits good retention. Nice aroma also, exhibiting nice roastiness and a light shot of cream. Flavor is good, not great. Light smokey flavor. Not incredible, but quite passable.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm sampling this back-to-back with Lion Stout. This beer has a rather sweet milk chocolate aroma with notes of dark fruit and perhaps red wine. NOt as much licorice or smoke as I detected in the Lion Stout. The flavor here is lighter as well, and I pick up more "traditional" stout flavors (milk chocolate and roasted malts) as well as some malt vinegar, woodiness, and soy. A bit creamier than Lion Stout (which had an oilier body), but not as full-bodied or rich. "So thick you could just about eat it with a spoon" is not the most truthful statement. Still, I like these salty ales. Crikey!
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a light brown head. Woody, smoky aroma. Quited smoked flavour with some liquorice. Very tasty. Not unlike a watered-down Thisted Limfjordsporter.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An ok stout with a 'chewing on a green twig' aftertaste. Better than some but quite average.
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 (547) - 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.