motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark purple with zero head. rich and chocolatey aroma. quite sweet and thin with a little late lactic sourness. feels like a lager. one of the less interesting foreign stouts
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub in Tampa. Dry coffee overtones with very muted choclate sweetness. minimal bitterness. Quaffs well. Could drink many of them. I’d love to get a hold of some on tap and see if it improves. Could be great on tap.
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flat looking stout with a strong coffee aroma and very dry flavour with little roastiness. Overall a plain stout.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee, some raisin. Taste is sweet, coffee, chocolate roasty, some raisin, faint anise. No bitterness, even coffee-based. Medium body with decent richness. All told, a solid stout that holds its own.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was hoping this was going to be close to my fav.Jamaican brew, Dragonstout, but it wasn’t.Still not bad.A nice meaty dark beer with a frothy tan head.Lots of chocolate and coffee flavors.The finish waskind of clean.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque with a small tan head and very good lace. The aroma hints of tart and sweet fruits (apple, current, and berry), roasted malts, caramel, slight mocha, coffee, aromatic hops, and zesty yeast esters. The taste starts bittersweet with good hops background leading into a mocha flavor. Undertones of coffee, plums and earthiness. The finish is almost woody and bitter. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, lively and refreshing. A solid easy going stout, quaffable. Try one. Thanks MattA.
blankulus (1) - Kingston, JAMAICA - MAR 13, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On popping the cap one is greeted by a very pleasing aroma of roasted malt.Pours with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The flavour is very balanced, not overly bitter and harsh like FES and yet not overly sweet. It goes down rather smoothly with a slight alcoholic burn and most importantly it's not overly heavy on the palate and it leaves a rather pleasant after-bitter.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and forboding in the pour, small head that does not last. I noted coffee overtones, not bad but not great
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve seen this stout in a few stores around town recently, alas, last night it was a featured beer at a beer and wine tasting, I enjoyed it so much I bought a 6er on the spot.
Pours as black as Jamaica and as rich as those old bastardly Brits that colonized it. Small kaki head, quickly disappears, a big roasty mocha nose, toasty coffee bean aromas and flavor. Notes of fresh cream, cold black Coffee, toffee, vanilla; I recommend drinking this one after it has warmed up around 60-65 degrees.
Overall this is a pretty decent offering and a very modest price of $7 a 6 pack.
Aurelius (4368) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pretty good. I was afraid that it'd be like Royal The Lion Stout, which is sugar-malty. Nice Kalhua-type choco-coffee aroma. Good black appearance, nice clean label, goot bottle. Flavor is very coffee and sugar. Acidic, moderately sweet, fairly coffee bitter. Finish is pretty nice, medium body. Pretty decent for the price.