TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black, good creamy cappuchino head. A bit yeasty, hoppy, slightly roasted nose with hints of vegetables. Medium-bodied, sweetish, caramelly, nice flavor. Coffee and roast in the flavor. Aroma is not promising but flavor is excellent.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Thanks Wohlfs! Poured thick black with rd highlights. A dry chocolate and expensive coffee aroma. Thick creamy brown head, Tasted like dry bitter dark chocolate. There is an abundance of carbination, maybe if there was a bit less... This was a very good stout, I would call it a dry stout. Did I mention dry?
re-rate 11-17-07 this is a very good brew. As it warms, lots more chcolate comes out, and it is still dry!
homebrew (15) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Toasty malt aroma and flavor with some coffee. This beer has enough hops to balance the malt with a little left over for an aftertaste of hop and nutshell. Nice bitter finish. A very drinkable stout.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma and flavor of coffee. Nice malty sweetness, with tart bakers chocolate in there too. Nice and smooth. (But got a little rougher as it warmed)
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hocolately mocha powder aroma. Coffee dark. Smooth, although some cookie crumbs and coconut strings mouthfeel in there. Well roasted, bittersweet and neither leaning to coffee nor chocolate. Very nicely carbonated.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - SEP 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Pours black with nose of chocolate and coffee. Smokey and coffeish. I’d drink this again. Less sweet than the Deschutes Porter, so I like this one better. Re-rate gives this a two tenths bump up
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark color, a smoky aroma and flavor. Its more like a smoked porter almost than a stout, and this prevailing smoky-roastedness is what keeps it from being truly top notch.
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep garnet body and a foamy tan head, lots of lacing. Lots of coffee and chocolate in there, but nothing to distinguish it from the myriad other stouts out there.
pinkzambia (1461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Deschutes Brewpub: Dark in color with a light brown frothy head (like a latte) that wouldn’t die with sticky lacing. Aroma and taste was chocolaty charcoal and the body was thin. Pretty good.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a huge, thick picturesque tan head. Very nice, rich roasty mocha aroma. Pretty sweet. Flavor has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Roasty finish. Not that complex but tasty. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Very nice stout.