omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker!
Very black, rich firm head. Roasty with som spruce. Pretty thin and somewhat acidic. Sharp, very bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of lactose, roasted malt, coffee, and some mustiness. Flavor of roasted malt, lactose, chocolate, and coffee with a dry finish.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black body atop medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roast, some coffee, faint cherry. Light-medium body, some creaminess.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Toasty, dark chocolatey. Very dry but thin as well, which to me makes it all kind of empty, even the toasty notes.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Ale Atlanta
Black, strong hoasted coffee aroma, lots of roasted flavor, too much coffee bitterness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a tan head that laces with black color. Aroma is coffee. Taste is coffee, dark malty. Not my taste.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark stout with a thick creamy moka head. In aroma, chocolate, chalky notes, and light coffee. In mouth, lightly sweet stout with powdery chocolate, light yet quaffable. Tasted at brewpub, Dec. 12 2009.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Very black ale with a small, frothy, khaki head. Lots cirrus and weeping lace. Smokey, chocolatey, burnt nose with a whisper of pine. Charred, smokey flavor. Light-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. Short, bitter, ashen finish. Thanks go out to matta for the bottle.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark black with a smaller light brown head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops (pine). Hops come out more in the taste. Toffee came out in the aroma and taste as the beer warmed up a little. Body was very thin and watery.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with a dark brown head. Smoky malt aroma, soapy too. Flavor is weird, soapy with a ton of smoked malts, and a sour dish-water flavor throughout. OK, but nothing great. Musty and with flavors of bark in the finish, the Cascade hops are evident in the finish as well. Thanks to Matta for the trade.