MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Lancaster Ave in PA location. Deep brown with a tan head. Nitro pour. Big roasty aroma. Flavor is roasty with a nice bitterness and slight tartness. Dry bitter finish. Unsweetened chocolate flavors throughout.
notalush (5708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I never expect much from JH, but this dry stout is pretty darn tasty - creamy head - roasty, dark coffee flavor - sure, it tastes like most other decent dry stouts, but really, how creative can you get with this style?
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Framingham. Almost black, ruby tint, white head. Not much in the aroma, maybe a little roasted malt. Thin, flavor is kind of thin as well, malt comes through in the dry finish. Bland but decent overall.
TimE (4895) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask while I was there, it had a good mix of coffee, dark plum and caramel showing up but the body was unbalanced and the beer come off lackluster
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights and a large white head.Flavor of roasted malt and pretzels.Sweeter than most dry stouts. There's almost an oatmeal stout character there.Creamy,silky on the palate.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was sent to my table on the house by the manager which was a nice surprise. Since I was already in the midst of a pint of Nutbrown ale I had to let this sit and wait for awhile. And sat it did, deep mahogany with a creamy thick head. The head on this beer didn't even budge the entire time it sat through the time I finished it. Aroma was a mild one of roasted malt and a bit of espresso. Body was on the thin side, much to my dissapointment and flavor was a bit weak as well. Quite a dry stout and reminding me of Guinness. A lighter stout that you could drink a few of and not get too full of.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 9, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Cambridge location. Opaque black, silky lace that clings, sodalike bubbles on the side of the glass. VERY thin mouthfeel, perhaps the worst I've ever had in a stout. Weak chocolate coffee, but the thinness absolutely destroys the beer for me. WOAH - I just took a big swallow of it and almost rejected it. No more for Chad.
Nate (4116) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
A litte smoky with bitter coffee, roasted malts, and some hops. Dark brown-black with creamy cocoa lacing head. Watery and almost flat. Burnt bitter coffee and roasted malt taste - almost sour. Bitter finish and after with hints of chocolate. Ok stout, but a bit to sour.
muzzlehatch (4468) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Union Station Brewing/John Harvards in Providence, RI. Forever-lasting head atop a dark but not quite coal-black body; godd dry caramel-espresso nose and flavor; medium-thick mouthfeel. Best of the five I had here by far, though its not worth the trip just for this. Stick with Trinity when in Providence.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Framingham, MA - Has a very dark brown color and had a roasted smell. Taste was smooth roasted malts/coffee and finished very smooth with little bitterness. When the beer got warmer a nutty flavor came though also. Overall it was pretty good for a stout, but it did not have any real bite in terms of alcohol value.