erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
God but not great. Not malty enough and too much coffee aroma. Better than most American stouts but certainly cannot compare with their Brittish brothers like Sammy Smith’s
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color with a good head - mild coffee aroma. A pleasant stout - although it came across more like a porter. Slight smokiness, light bitterness, moderately watery mouthfeel.
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful appearance: very dark ruby red with a great initial head. I enjoyed the roasted malt aroma. Very drinkable. It is a bit thin for a stout, but good nonetheless.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean bitterness, some almonds, blue cheese, hint of coffee. A bit on the thin side though.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Delicious roasted coffee/chickory aroma and flavor. Medium body. Slight bitterness. Much better than I thought it would be.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, nice roasted flavoring. A very big fan of this beer.
omhper (20449) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Malty, clean dry & bitter. Very well balanced.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the red side of black. Excellent, persistent creamy head and lace. The aroma is divine. Roasted malts and what i think is the chicory? This is freakin good! Smooth, borderline medium bodied, semi-lush mouthfeel. Roasted malts balanced by the chicory, then rebalanced with more bitter coffee undertones. I guess it helps to have once been a coffee drinker. Finish is sooo smooth and you get another hit of the chicory, making it stick with you. Its a bit thin but unique and tasty nonetheless. A great ’once in a while’ beer. These guys impress me. The 90 minute is next.
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
VERY different, pretty nasty. Smells interesting. Chicory does not belong in beer in my opinion, it makes it taste like shoe leather. It does get points for originality. For me, not drinkable. I gave away 4 of the 6 pack.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure if I should even rate it, as I don’t like coffee. The description says ’touch of organic mexican coffee’. Touch, heck, this thing is loaded with coffee flavors. Way too much coffee flavor.