GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No light penetrates this mother fucker with a reddish tint that you can only see at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is COFFEE. Dominating coffee flavor followed by a let onset of oats. Thin and not much going on here.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a good-sized tan head, dark-brown body with hints of red, some chocolate in the nose. The coffee comes through very well in the flavor and lingers in the finish. It has a bit of a metallic finish which disappears after a few sips, with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one; it had a good coffee flavor with a well-balanced bitterness; the low ABV relative to the flavor is a plus in my book.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Highly carbonated--having a rootbeer appearance with a cherry brown fluffyish head. Nutty aroma (must be the chicory) with a cherry tinge. Low roasted taste with the underpinning of cherrywood flavor (chicory?) and a slightly dry finish. The last sip contained the best taste--detectable coffee and chicory. A smooth, but not creamy stout that is a good example of this style.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Do you like coffee? No, do you REALLY like coffee? If you like coffee more than beer, and still like beer a lot, then this is the beer for you. Coffee explosion. Fairly complex taste that is best described in the commercial description. Iím not sure I like it, the taste kind of overwhelmed me towards the bottom of the bottle. Considerably cheaper than WWS though: $1.60 to $8.70.
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 Re-rate: Finally made it down to their pub & had this on draft, black in color, very rich flavors, full bodied, great balance, coffee undertones in the taste & aroma, very excellent stout
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very smooth and enjoyable Stout. Toasted malts evident, and the coffee is present at acceptable quantities. Nice mouthfeel. What the hell is chicory and what does it taste like?
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.