VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one beautiful stout. It pours dark with a dark brown head. This definitely smells and tastes like coffee, with a little roasty, smokiness. After a while though, the coffeeness overwhelms me (not a coffee fan). I usually only drink one of these at a time, but it's definitely worthwhile if you're a stout fan.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) I'm not the biggest fan of stouts. But for some reason this one I quite liked. It doesn't have a strong flavor or amazing character or anything, but it was really a nice tasting beer.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eclipse black color. Small head. Aroma is coffee. A medium bodied stout. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Boy, oh boy, is there coffee in this one. Chicory and Mexican coffee blend with the malts for a very interesting, intense coffee flavor. Hops are slightly bitter and a touch on the grapefruity side. Well balanced. The coffee flavor predominates, but it’s not very overpowering. A nice beer. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
desurfer (1188) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Nearly opaque dark body, small tan head. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Light palate and flavor, no hops evident. Decent stout (I would classify it as a porter), but too watery for my taste.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A trifle lighter than I generally prefer my stouts. Nice nuttiness in the aroma with plenty of roasted notes. Chewy, with plenty of caramel and toffee tones. Nice hop tone, but could be a little stronger. Not my favorite stout, but well worth a shot.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth crisp flavor, slightly charred. Faint aroma is pleasant. Somewhat creamy texture, with medium body.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown stout,with a tan,medium sized,head. It settles to a nice clingy,ring.Mainly aroma consists of the coffee,also scents of roast,oats,and substantial malt. Mouthfeel is decent and carbonation is not overdone.Creamy,malty,roasty flavors.The hops lead to the sweet,coffee finish.Coffee with cream lingers in the throat for minutes after swallowing.Why have I been passing this up for years?THe more I consumed it,the better I liked it.Perfect for the pupose of dessert.Thins out a little bit at the end.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a very dark amber, almost black color. It formed a foamy, light tan head that left circular lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation was present. It had an aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavor was of malt, chocolate and bitter coffee. Or else that was the chicory. Not a bad beer but not one of the best ones. I know people who love it, but I think there are others that do this style better.
Indra (2558) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty, earthy, malty and lightly herbal aroma, faintly sweet with a hint of brown sugar and coffee. Ebony color with brown highlights and a subsiding head. Flavor is both complex and mild, with a multitude of malt flavors, licorice, cinnamon and roasted coffee, yet somehow retains a degree of subtlety. Medium bodied, very light and smooth palate.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma that goes along with a rich coffee and maybe a little hint of chocolate flavor. Kind of a bitter, oily aftertaste.