Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice thick, light brown head. Settles very slowly. Malted milkball aroma with a bit of roasted grains. Color is a very dark reddish black. Flavor is a little thin but not that bad. Milky sweet with some chocolate and roasted malts. Finish is creamy and smooth. Hides its alcohol very well. This brew is better than I expected. Not as filling as most stouts.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
284ml bottle. Roasty, fruity malt aroma, earthy, deeply plummy and lightly cherryish, plenty of semi-sweet chocolate and oaky nuances. Deep dark brown color, nearly black, filtered, with a seeming lack of head and lace. Flavor is likewise darkly roasty and fruity, the sweetness balanced well by the grainy black malt bitterness and hops. Faint vinous character, some warmth and raisin on the finish. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and oily, body is medium-full. Mildly complex, even. Enjoyable Foreign Stout.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
284 ml bottle. Black oil, hefty thick taupe head. Bittersweet chocolate/herbal nose. On the tongue, very sweet, with some strongly bitter espresso hints near the finish; smooth mily palate. Port alcohol prensence; a bit too cloying to be great, but certainly nice if you only drink one small bottle.
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a stout from Jamaica you really can’t complain or go wrong here. This was pretty good. Black color and a spongy tan head. Deep roasted malt but with a creamy malt texture to smooth things out. Some chocolate. The finish fills the mouth with a quick coffee taste. Some alcohol detectable and a medium body. Amazing that this comes from a warm-climate country - it’s not at all thin and "refreshing"
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and molasses are added to coffee and chocolate - not a bad aroma. Pours see through at the edges with a big frothy head that disappeared instantly. I got coffee and anise and while the alcohol wasn’t really present in the taste you could sense its presence. Finished slowly ad more sweet than anything else. Enjoyable.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a nice stout, sure blows away red stripe. Pours like oil with a nice brown head. Aroma is nutty and espresso. Taste is nutty and sweet with a bitter alcohol burn to finish. Something I would buy again.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Pitch black color, thin light brown head. Strong licorice aroma with roasty notes. Sweet licorice and caramel flavor with decent roastyness and subtle alcohol. Bitter finish. Medium body, liquorous texture, lively carbonation. This is pretty enjoyable, I wish I bought a couple more bottles.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly opaque black hazelnut brown medium head, leaving laces on the glass. Bandaid, clay nose. Sweelt malt, coffee and milk chocolate taste.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with short brown head. Suprisingly malty sweet aroma with a bit of roast grain/coffee behind it. Flavour is leaning more towards liquorice, quite sweet. Thin though smooth mouthfeel. Not bad, and ABV is well masked.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep balck witha thin mocha head. Aromas of cherries and sour milk. Very light on the roasted malts! Creamy mouthfeel (but could be bigger) notes of coffee and toast. Very little aftertaste. No lingering bitterness. Nice stout for the summer but would leave me quite disappointed on the cold winter night.