MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, bubbly with a roasty aroma. This is really a great stout. I like the mix of roasted/coffee and sweeter flavors.
jgb9348 (5729) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as hell...sweet smell...real high carbonation, but a nice taste!
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt, wooden texture, delicious and crisp, black like my heart. A good brew to be enjoyed by any stout lover. My first sip was like doing a bag of coke. One line is just not enough and you cant resist a second and a third and a forth and a fifth. Oh my god. My heart is going to blow. Yummy, what am I talking about Ive never even done coke. Good beer, pick up a six pack, drink it, enjoy it, burry it in your backyard, walk fifty feet, and then teach the world how to dance. Well Im cutting out short because I have to go pick up a big bag o magic power. Wink. Wink. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Come on its a joke. Lighten up.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild roasted aroma and flavor. There was very little evidence of chicory in this thing for me. Much weaker than I had expected. Average stout, nothing really bad about it, just nothing special. The beer reminded me of a porter that Iíve had before...canít remember which one though.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark, ruby brown color with minimal tan head. Very little lacing on the sides of the glass. Nice, malty aroma of coffee and chocolate. No bitterness in the flavor, just a good roasty, coffeeish maltiness. Very smooth, with high carbonation and slightly thin mouthfeel.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
iím not crazy about chicory in coffee-- itís a weedy filler to be used in hard times--like when northern warships close the ports in civil war blockade-- which hasnít happened recently. (in the meantime, some people might claim it has become an acquired taste, but i think it is mainly sold back to those yankees as an overpriced new orleans novelty). here it appears as an adjunct to a threadbare stout, and does for beer what it does for coffee, i.e.: adds a bit of dirt and tobacco spittle flavor. this pour is no impediment to light, itís a raisin-ruby color appropriate to a modest porter, and it would elicit peals of derision if placed among true sooty black stouts. the tan head couldnít face life outside the bottle and shriveled like a worm on a summer sidewalk. aroma of peanuts and dirty socks, with just enough hints of chocolate to suggest a hersheyís wrapper. the flavor is like chewing burlap, itís thin, watery, too dry, with bad coffee bitterness. drinking it cold didnít help, letting it go ambient didnít help. not buying it again will definately help.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolate aroma, typical stout black opaque coloring. Thin head, with decent lacing. Roasty chocolate taste, just a little hop bitterness. Body is medium, a little thin for the style. Again, a very drinkable beer from dogfish Head.
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, itís a bit thin and not nearly as chewy as Iíd like in a stout.