TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as kunta kinte at night. Sweet malty nose, some sweet dark fruits as oakes said. the flavor was much like licorice. black licorice. the finish was chocolates and licorice. Pretty good, considering the same people make red stripe.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This stout had the misfortune to be tasted after Nils Oscar and it pales in comparison. Black with a light browish foam. Quite thin for a stout. Some sticky carbon dioxide.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours near black with a small brown head (i.e. normal stout pour). Nose is interesting; there are hints of what smells like rum (or, more appropriately, molasses) and a bit of breadiness, along with a milk chocolate smell. The flavor is a quick, full burst of dark chocolate and coffee and quite good and rich....but suddenly it fades to a sharp and oily metallic taste. Finish is slightly metallic and bitter. It goes from good to nasty in a hurry. Too bad.
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: from bottle (bottle looks identical to photo but label says Big City Brewing; not Razz)--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate apple, light raisin, whiskey and chocolate.
Appearance: average-sized, rocky, light-brown initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body.
Taste: moderately sour apple and raspberry initial flavor and moderately sour raisin and roasty finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: I havenít had a stout that smelled or tasted anything like this before. It wasnít bad, just a bit strange.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW... Good stuff! Compared to most stouts I have tried, it was just a little sweeter and just a little less bitter. And really no alcohol burn which was very surprising at 7.6%! Two of these put me in a very mellow mood... I might be hooked!
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black when poured. Aroma is roasted malt and toffee. The taste is actually really solid, little watery with the toffee and roasted malt flavor. This is a very inconspicuous looking brew and didnít expect much, but this is surprisingly good. Definitely recommend, and wow it hides the abv well! 7.6% alcohol.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost black, with a medium-sized beige head that doesnít last. Creamy, chocolate-y taste, with some strong coffee notes as well. Medium bitterness, not much aroma.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head. The nose is licorice, chocolate, dark malt, then some sour and vinegar notes. Taste is dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, licorice, slightly sour with some booze on the finish. Very unique beer.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very dark color, with a fingerís worth of very nice tan head. Aroma is heavy on black coffee and black chocolate. The taste is fairly similar to the aroma, though there is a good bit of toffee as well. Body is medium. A good example of the style with quite a bit of character.
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty aroma with a little bit of chocolate, with a lovely black color. Sweet flavor with a malty finish. Hints of coffee and anise. Definitely a sipping beer, though a little too sweet and malty for my tastes.