Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty aroma, black with loosely packed head, roasty, woody, crisp yet medium bodied, nearly a german stout
Panzuriel (1380) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark liquid with a light tan head. Coffee aroma with some lighter sweeter hints. Full roast flavor with a tartness. Nice beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 Sweet coffee, liquorice and malt aroma. Black with a large cappuccino head. Malty flavour, thin, watery, expected a lot more.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Clear ruby clack body with small tan head. Aroma is light and sweet, cherry. Taste is roasty/smokey, and sour cherry. The body is fairly light, even seems watery at times.
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Nice pleasant aroma. Not real strong. A very nice pour with plenty of light brown head made up of small bubbles. It had a very dark brown body that was almost black with some carbonation. Its flavor was mostly just a nice malty taste. It was very smooth with a hint of ... of what I asked myself. Not sure what it was that I was tasting, but it was good. Even though its alcohol content was low, I could still taste it. After a few drinks, an aftertaste did start to build in my mouth. The head never died throughout the entire glass. I don't think I have rated a beer yet here that did this. Beer number 30 and counting! Einemal bier Bitte!
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth dark lager, with malty taste and smooth finish. No roasted malt flavor evident.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy aroma. Dark stout like appearance with off white head. Flavour has a red pepper and chocolate complex. This is a dry beer with porter like chacteristics. Good stuff.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very drinkable beer, albeit someone thin. Pours out to a nice, porter/stout-like black in the glass. Taste has hints of molasses and licorice.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark and BARELY able to permit a little light through. A nice, generous head also. Aroma is nice, though a little weak, in my opinion. Flavor is full and somewhat rich, though it doesn't last long enough on the tongue. It's good...but we need that lingering mouth presence to be really great. Nevertheless, a good one.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich,dark,reddish brown liquid,with a frothy,tan,lacey head. Aroma is predominantly malty with just little floral hop hints. Mouthfeel is slightly watery which detracts from the great flavors(toast,dark bread,roastiness,and just slightly bitter).Body is fairly big and full of flavor. Bought out of a cooler and drank bout hour later.Aroma and flavors intensified as it warmed.Good beer!