TheBeerGod (5225) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Pours a dark black. Strong aroma and taste of chocolate and coffee. Has a strong odor of chocolate and fruitiness a la raisins. Slight hop bitterness within the finish. Good beer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, chocolate malt aroma. . . sweet raisins and burnt chocolate combine to offer a thin sugary mouth feel. Mild toffee, hops and coffee all balanced extremely well. Great brew from Dogfish Head. . .
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as dark as most stouts. Poured with a big head, again not very stout like. The label says bone white head, what is that supposed to mean, bleached white or that fake anatomy bone color from the models, an ominous beginning for this beer. Aroma is odd some coffee but mainly fruity, like a English Pale Ale, not a harmonious mix. Taste is light, light chocolate, light coffee, mainly fruity. Overall this is a drinkable beer for people who like that novelty stuff, like ketchup on ice cream. Nothing I would drink again.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown body with red accents topped with a medium thick to thick head with good lace. Sweet malty aroma with slight fruity hoppy accents. Slightly sweet malt flavor with fruity accents and a touch of coffee. Full bodied and smooth.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured a nice dark reddish brown, almost black color with an off white colored head that lasted faintly throughout the beer. The taste was roasty, with hints of coffee, and what I assume is chicory. A very good stout, almost as thin as a porter, but still an absolute outstanding beer. Seek this beer out and enjoy as it is one of the very best porter/stouts that I have come across.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing bad about this beer but not that special either. Weak head and aftertaste. Bland flavor and pretty syrupy.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich coffee and roasted barley aroma with some chocolate notes as it warmed. A blackish color (ruby when lighted from behind) with a medium thickness tannish white head that was short lived. Sweet, roasted flavors with lots of coffee and some chicory. A light bitterness and acidity. Too thin for my tastes but enjoyed drinking it.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I could drink this everyday...the coffee taste is great. This for breakfast would be a great way to start off the morning!! Very smooth and full of flavor...this is one of my absolute favorites!
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/19/03: bottle. small head, eventually pretty flat looking, with no real lacing. dark- brown to black color. light coffee smell with small hints of hops and even cinnamon. coffee flavors with some chocolate and bitter tones. i was hoping to notice more evidence of chicory.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a thin but persistent tan head.
Smells like coffee and alcohol (isopropyl).
Malty and big considering the OG. Maltiness at first with a coffee finish.
Nicely carbonated but prickly on the tongue.