badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
350 mL bottle. Pours black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and fruit. Sweet dark malts come through in the taste, smooth palate, with a slightly bitter finish. Decent.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an attractive dark brown with a nice tan head (lasts longer in a narrow glass). Aroma of some sort of raspberry-ish tang, dirt, caramel, chocolate (not too dark), and milk/creamer. Dry roasty taste, with some milk chocolate and a tangy hop taste. Finishes very earthy, dirtlike with some black coffee there. Great mouthfeel (creamy, low-carbonation, not thin, but drinkable) and a good stout overall. Tangy-qualities are out of place though.
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark in color, I had this one on nitro so it drank smoothly. Average head retention. On the palate it was thick and rich. I could taste roasted coffee and definitely chocolate notes. There is a prevalence of hops in the finish; a little bit of a bite, but taste didn’t linger in my mouth.
raphael (1116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of nougat (like the center of a 3 musketeers, w/ caramel & cocoa. opaque darkest brown w/ thick mocha foam. thick & smooth in the mouth, tongue feeling the dark & slightly sour. flavors of roasted & smoked malts, marshmallow, citrus underneath. complex finish, including darkest chocolate. I can see its base in Guinness, but the NW revolution, with more hops, body & alcohol.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle Best by 04/13/07. Pours black with a 1/2 finger tan head that dissipates to a ring and a thin film after a minute. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, grain, oats, light anise, tobacco, and maybe a bit of soy. Flavor is somewhat bitter and roasty up front, with some salted nuts, grain, some molasses sweetness, and a little earth. Big roasty bitter finish---mmmm good! Medium smooth body with some moderate carbonation. Very good stout--I wouldn’t mind having this more often at all.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Quake1028. Pours a pitch black with a light tan head. Smells really nice, some coffee, lovely chocolate, dark malts, and a little roastiness as well. Fairly light bodied, big chocolate and coffee, especially in the finish. Very roasty as well, with a good bit of nuttiness. Not a bad stout at all.
gunnfryd (13805) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Bottle: Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, hop, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, coffee, fruit, hop, chocolate, roasted. Nice and harmonic beer.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark, ruby red with a dense, tan head. Chocolate, mocha, smoke, some roast and even more chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Full body. A really nice one. (070413)
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Best by 12/06. Dark brown with a thick cratered tan head. Rings of lace. Raisin, dusty oats and light molasses. Bitter black licorice and cocoa with pithy tang. Juicy lime leads to a dry, bittersweet chocolate finish. Medium body but drinks lighter.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a very nice chocolate aroma.Pours black with a light tan head.Smooth chocolate with some big roasted malt in there as well in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter/roasted finish.