mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its true if you can find a place that knows how to treat this stout, then you are set. This is a great stout. Creamy head, and almost black in color. Well roasty balanced flavor. One of the stouts that lives up to its name.
Grey (13) - USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the few beers that lives up to the hype around it. Good color. Nice head. Overall a solid buy.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2004 Ridiculously overrated in my opinion. Tastes like watered-down chocolate mud. There's very little flavor here in this weak stout. Maybe everyone's buying into the hype, or maybe I just don't know what I'm missing out on... very flat.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught...Sure, it looks nice. And if you didn't know better, you'd might think it was a heavy and strong beer. Aroma is malty and roasty, but the flavors are muted by the nitro pour and the freezing cold temperature this keeps getting served at. Very very watery. Stout lite.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate tar in a glass. Great smoky flavour and the creamy head makes it a delight to drink.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good colour (black) with light brown head, pleasant malty chocolate aroma. The taste came through as a milky coffee flavour but a little bit thin for my liking.
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with tall creamy head. Slightly sweet aroma of dark chocolate and cooking beans with a touch of nut and tartness. Dry with a fairly burnt astringent bitter finish. Again the nitro makes it seem flat and thin.
thertel (2) - USA - SEP 30, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful presentation beer, that goes down easy and leaves a pleasent creamyness on the tongue with just a subtle hint of choclate.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 Black body with an extremely sexy head. Not what everyone (not ratebeerians) tries to work it up to be but it's wonderful to look at. Leaves lacing on the glass like old mold.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
While the nitro widget produces a wonderful looking head that resembles nitro-draught, the overall flavor of this beer seems a little simple. It is exceptionally creamy and drinks easily, but doesn't have the great flavour profile of the extra-stout. However, I have yet to experience any variation in quality as I sometimes do with the extra stout. A good substitute for real draught.