dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was this ever a mood alterer,wait, thereís St. Johnís Wort in it? A non-stimulating entry from a brewery which seems to ahve invented the kitchen sink brewing philosophy.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, somewhat thinner than I expected. Good coffee flavor, I am not sure what St. Johnís Wort taste like.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
St. Johnís Wort in a beer? Lord knows I can use more of that though... Anyway, this is a good tasting stout, a little smoky, and some coffee taste, which I generally donít like (Iím not a coffee drinker) but works in this beer. Probably because it does not have a chocolate taste to go with it, it is more dry in taste then a typical coffee/chocolatey tasting stout.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
smokey, both in aroma and taste. The head fizzled out quickly. Licorice comes out a bit after it warms. Iím not sure Iíd classify this as a sweet stout. I thought it finished somewhat dry.
edfabry99 (6) - Phila., Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
great kick ass taste
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky, earthy aroma - roasted malts. Dark brown-black with off white head. Medium watery body with light fizzy character. Taste of roasted malts, coffee/chicory, herbs. Finish of smoke and nuttiness. A bit tangy. Sweet nutty after with a unique flavor for a stout that I canít quite finger.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Iíd rather have coffee and Kaluha ... not my beer at all.
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great black and tan pour. Starts off bold and strong with an excellent coffee roasted oatmeal body. Unfortunately, the flavor soon dissipates, leaving a watery finish that the palate soon forgets. This can be easily remedied by another long pull. My 5th DF brew, and a much better experience than Shelter PA.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good tasting stout with a crisp, dry, somewhat spicy flavor. The coffee tones were much less pronounced than expected. Overall though a good flavored stout.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good all around stout. Dark out of the bottle with a white head. Slight coffee nose with a crisp clean taste. Taste is better when cold but still good at 50+. Should be higher up the list than this.-