Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of smoke, chocolate, coffee, charcoal. Medium bodied, maybe a tad too thin. Roasty tasting with some hops at the finish.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown w/ almost no head but decent lacing. Intense chocolate fudge aroma w/ mild coffee & chicory notes. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel. Rich, earthy chocolate & coffee flavour w/ notes of licorice. Long bitter finish.
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great flavor -- the chicory and coffee and licorice make it complex and interesting without being overpowering. Unfortunately, it’s a bit thin and not nearly as chewy as I’d like in a stout.
Darkover (1497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, almost no head. When first opened smells like wine, but then the chocolate and roast come out. Very thin body. Sweet roasted flavor with a smokey finish
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Coffee notes, Nestle Quik chocolate hints and fudgey nose. Body is mildly choclatey with coffee notes and light hops. Very nice, mild stout, didn’t quite get get all the notes listed in the description but a nice beer nonetheless.
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolatey goodness. Sweet and bitter all at once. Just slightly watery, but enough flavor in the front and mid to make up for it. Even my Mom took a sip without making her usual ’ewww...beer’ face.
Oakes (10936) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy; slightly burgundian brown; chocolatey, fudgey, some nuts; a little bit chewy, like munching on chocolate malts.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown with reddish hints. chocolate milk aroma. smooth, but a little thin. roasty malt and cocoa flavours, slighty coffee-ish hints. mildly tart and roasty bitter finish.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, small head. Deep, deep coffee aroma. Nicely complex roast, bitterness, interesting aftertaste. Strong beer that leaves mark on your aftertaste. If you like INKA coffee you would like this one. Secret ingredient - chicory.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate aroma, deep brown colour, tiny head. Chocolate, coffee flavour, bitter and roasted. A fair sweet Stout.