JoeM500 (1908) - 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 (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (6825) - 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 (3147) - 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.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a very dark brown color and a roasted smell. Taste is of course roasted, but it finishes very smooth with mild bitterness. Overall one of the better stouts that I have had.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on a special cask. They primed it with maple syrup and then "Dry Hopped" honey rum oak chips. Actually it was better than regular way. Took away some of the chicory flavor, which I find to be a little overpowering sometimes. This was nice and smooth and it finished with trh rum flavor.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An enjoyable drink! I have no idea what the chicory does for the drink, but it does have a nice unique taste. Sweet taste, but little head. I will drink it again!
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 (11/1/05) Minimal tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, sugared coffee, some leather, chocolate, light cinnamon, burnt. Medium body. (6/3/6/3/12)
(12/14/02) Dark brown red with small tan head. Aroma is coffee, fairly roasty. Flavor is somewhat sweet and definitely coffee/roasty. Palate is very smooth, but a little thin. (6/4/6/3/12).
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Might have been a mistake to taste this next to the Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout because it comes across a bit weaker or watered down comparitively; light tan head, full appearance. Couldn’t quite taste any licorice but I think the flavor of this offering is pretty unique - kinda organic or herby or something. Just completely different from most of the sweet stouts out there, but still really good.