holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz bottle from Samís Wine and Spirits. I read is Malta a country? Well then its the first beer Iíve rated from Malta. Pours a dark brown black with a fizzy red brown head. The nose is fresh malt, like on a brew day with chocolate and a hint of sour fruit. Flavors of sweet chocolate, with a strange sour after taste. Light and watery. Strange one, but hey Carmel Color Added. Thats exciting.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz, thanks to holdenn for this sample. pours black with tan head. nose is mild but some sweet nuts. flavor is mildly sweet, very bland, with some mild chocolate. not much going on here and itís oh so boring.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - thanks beastiefan2k - Aroma is more dark lager than stout. Subtle roasted malts and caramel. Pours black with a medium dark brown head and good lacing. Flavor is sweet caramel and roasted malts. Palate is thin and sticky. Different, but not too exciting.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of yoghurt, caramel, and toasted malt (lightly charred). Flavor of sweet malt, milk, and cocoa with a somwhat metallic finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with ever so slight reddish hues at the corners, with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of murky dark crystal malt, tobacco, stale coffee, toffee, and dark bready notes. Taste is sweet, creamy, with notes of dark crystal and foamy, perhaps stale chocolate malt. Finishes with slight bitterness and lactose sweetness. Mouthfeel is mouthfeel bodied and slightly creamy with soft carbonation.
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a dirty brown head. Milky, Chocately and delicious. A sort of, refreshing stout.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of grainy malt with some milk. Flavor is malty with sugar, milk and a little chocolate.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours black with a thin light brown head. smell is pretty weak. It almost kind of smells like a skunky corona which i thought was just plain wierd and not good. The taste wasnt as bad as the smell. Pretty creamy with a dose of caramel and chocolate but still got some of that skunkiness that wasnt welcomed. Pretty sweet taste up front and in the aftertaste. Kind of watery for a stout. Not terrible, but really not that good.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle: Very dark pour, near black. Just a bit of light comes through. Tan head, creamy, not much lacing. The aroma is oatey and malty. Some crystal, cereal flakes, light hint of dark cocoa. The flavor is extremely mild. Light bodied, yet it has a creamy texture. Light metallic hints, mild pruney cocoa notes, some wood, lactic caramel sweetness, and a surprisingly clean, almost chocolate yogurt like finish, without the sharpness of yogurt. Decent qualities for such a low ABV. Somewhat simple, yet interesting and different stout.
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a blend of authenticity and artificiality. The appearance would count for a lot--such a rich, dark caramel head on an opaque black body--were it not for the front label that reveals "with artificial coloring". It is very drinkable but not impressive: a sweet, somewhat milk-powder sweet, with oily caramel but extremely muted, even when it warms considerably. In some, itís way too plain to win great praise, even as it is not a bad drinking beer.