Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it on draft in Dublin. Spectacular. Nice roasted flavor with some unlying malt sweetness. Very nice balance and polite finish. I was lucky enough to have a good barman run the glass under hot water before he poured the pint; the roast and smoke lept out of the glass. If ever in Dublin stop by the cobblestone and have a pint.
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Solid and balanced Stout, with good notes of malt, roasted malt and coffee. Quite high bitterness.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice darkish color, big creamy head. Bitter and sweet aroma. Smokey and bitter taste, gentle finish. Ok stuot.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black colour, quite flavorfull, sharp and bitter, very roasty, not much more going on, a decent dry stout.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with red hints, huge tan head. aroma of rye brad, roasty malt, mocha, smoke and coffee. smooth mouthfeel with a flavour that’s roasty yet soft. bitter choclate and burnt sugar in the flavour with substantial roasty bitterness. very nice. thanks dave.
Crockett (1027) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with some deep red hues. Soft tawny cream head. Piles of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Quite bitter. Molases and plenty of deep roasted malts. Not as nasty as I thought it would be, but it was nice. Long roasted finish. Great dry stout.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with lots of fine carbonation. Light brown head. Very roasted flavor and aroma. The palate is lacking and seemed way to thin.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with ruby tinges, with a chocolate milk coloured head. Coffee and dark bitter chocolate in the aroma. Flavour is dry with roasty coffee like astringency in the finish. Palate is smooth, lighter than I like my stouts but nice. Thanks for sharing Crockett.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good dark brown and foamy appearance and head. Bitter chocolate,roasted malt, lquorice, smoke. Pure style. Not your everday American or even UK stout. A bitter but well worth trying. Hard to get, so thank you crockett for sharing.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown stout. Tall beige, lasting head. Brown sugar aroma. Rich flavour with liquorice, some chocolate, smoke? very hoppy dry finish. Watery palate.