MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Strong smell of burnt coffee, malt, and chocolate. Black with a medium brown head that dissaptes quickly. Still a little lacing. Taste is smokey choco-malt coffee that lingers for a good amount of time. A nice drinkable stout that I will get again.
WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
i can kinda smell a hint of melon its great, then there is a rosty smell after that wich is a killer combo. I cant even see any light when i hold it up to a bulb. It has a really full feel in the mouth
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Pours pitch black thin off white head thin milky lacing. Slightly hoppy smell strong coffee tones, hints of chocolate. Leaves a thick coating in the mouth with a strong coffee after taste. Initial taste is hoppy with a really nice subtle coffee taste that becomes more prominent as the aftertaste kicks in. Damn nice beer.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an opaque deep,dark chocolate brown with a nice carmel/beige head. The aroma is of roasted barley and espresso . The taste starts with sweet cocoa and finishes with bitter coffee notes. Hops are bearly noticable in the end. This beer isnít trying to be anything itís not. Itís a good simple stout, true to what itís ment to be.
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark, murky beer. small head with slight release of gasses. creamy and smooth and rather earthy, with strong tastes of malt and toast. chocolate and hops, nuts, and some hints of dried fruit/plums. pretty well rounded for a dark stout.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black appearance with no head...smooth palate...aroma of nuts and roasted malts with a touch of chocolate and coffee...flavor has some sweet notes in it, as well as chocolate coffee, and nuts
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a beige head.
Nutty and burnt nose.
Dry, fresh and nutty flavour.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark brown to black color with a thick carbonated brown/tanned head...absolutely massive! It dissipates rather quickly and left little lacing. The aroma is strong and enticing. Surprisingly complex aroma with strong hops, citrusy notes, nuts, cotton, wood, twigs, cocoa and chocolate. The flavor is surprisingly equally complex. Thereís almost a little trace presence of alcohol in the finish with a thick chocolate tongue coating front and a slight bittersweet hop and butterscotch syrupy finish. Definitely a wood/nutty type deal going on here that makes this beer truly interesting. Full bodied, light carbonation, and truly one of the best stouts Iíve tried to date...though itíd be unfair to admit that I really do love stouts. Fairly wet finish for a stout, medium to low carbonation. Candy sugar and nut finish with a hint of cotton candy. Very impressive and surprising beer...id like to get more.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, rich stout. Simplistic to a degree, but very pleasant and enjoyable. It has initial flavor and it has a finish and the only reason Iím putting these few words that take this above and beyond the tiny sentence submitted by one rater with thousands of ratings is to bypass the 75 character minimum, okay?
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chocolate brown colour. small dark frothy head. robust roasted malt nose. thin chocolate and coffee taste