obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, 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.
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 (3740) - 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.