Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off white head, dissipates quickly. Aromas of coffee/roasted grain. Dark ruby blackish hue. Somewhat thinner than expected. Nice malts nice sweetness, enjoyable coffe finish, slight bitterness. Not spectacular, but definately drinkable. When this warms up it kind of develops some more complex characteristics.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasted aroma and dark body. It has a realtively thick light brownish head that laces the glass as it goes down. It’s very similar to an oatmeal stout with the addition of coffee. I’m not even sure what chicory tastes like, but there is some roasted character apart from the coffee beans which must be the chicory. I very good brew from Dogfish Head.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
GABF 2002: Booo, weak. Barely dark brown in colour. Pretty bland. Slightly roasted flavour, but not really.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black, tan head. Big coffee aroma, a bit of grapes, smells a bit like a coffee/chocolate candy. Chocolate flavor, the chicory shows up mostly in the finish. It gets rounder as it warms up. Don’t drink it too cold but do drink it. It’s worth it.
hopnpop (72) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent beer. I was amazed at how smooth it tasted given its intimidating color and complexity. I guess I just prefer something hoppier.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly
diminishing. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is moderately hoppy
(pine, grapefruit), moderately malty (roasted grain, mild coffee, dark
chocolate), with light notes of licorice and smoke. Flavor is moderately
sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately bitter,
moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation,
moderately astringent. Hoppy, sour, and astringent stouts just aren’t
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
no head, pours a dark brown almost black. mild coffee flavors but overall i found this stout pretty thin-bodied.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, but what do you expect from a bottled coffee stout?
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big vanilla, Bell’s double creamish, medium bodied with a coffee finish
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a light bodied, dry, slightly bitter stout. It’s nicely balanced. It’s better than average, but not great