Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan head with a coffee/ nutty nose. Roasty with more nuts and coffee and a little chocolate cherry sweetness. Fair bitterness but all and all was a bit thin.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Brewer says bone white head, to me it seems darker at a beige or light tan; lace hangs on the sides of the glass though; beer itself is deep brown with some mohogany highlights. Aroma has coffee/roasty initial aroma, then moves to chocolate and toffeeish; oatmeal also comes through at the end of the sniff with a little bit of sweetness. Roast grain initial flavor with some burnt dark grain notes, but it doesn't make it overly burnt or bitter; a little sourness from dark grains adds to balance sweetness; finishes a little on the dry side for a sweet stout, and it lacks a little creaminess for sweet stout, and a residual sweetness, but a very pleasant beer to drink. Carbonation is perfect to go along with light medium body. Very drinkable in quantity
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown, almost black with a brown head. the label says bone white but the last time that i looked at bone it was not brown oh well. light malt aroma with some roasty notes and a hint of coffee. the flavor is very well balanced between the roastiness, the coffee and the malt flavors. it seems almost smoky, a little reminiscent of scottish ales. the body is wonderfully smooth and leaves the mouth cleanly. every time i finish my gulp or sip i immediately want more. for once i am glad that i bought a six pack.
WabashMan (1015) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown color and LOTS of light tan head start this one. A nice aroma, slightly malty, with somewhat sweet coffee notes. Flavor is nice, obviously with coffee, but seems to lack in strength of flavor or any boldness. Good...but a little weak.
TheBeerGod (5366) - 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 (1306) - 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.