jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, nice light brown head which diminish, only a little lace. Roasted malt in the nose. Roasted malt, coffee-like, soft and smooth, bitter and pretty full-bodied, not too sweet or dry. Palate is more roasted, more coffee-like and long.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep brown, almost black with a good cream coloured head and plenty of condition. Lots of roast malt in the nose, coffee and chocolate in the mouth and a sweetness in the finish that reminds me of cold creamy coffee.
leaparsons (7487) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmm, a silky smooth stout with not too much sweetness present. Nice finisg, too - long and clean.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a quickly dissipating head and though dark, the color wasn’t overwhelming (did I have too high of expectations for a ’double’ stout?). Aroma rather muted, but the flavor and palate were excellent. Distinct smokiness, with sweet overtones of caramel. Very chewy, long finish. Perhaps not the most complex stout ever, but very nice.