DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted coffee and some mocha, opaque black, pours a good sized cappuccino head. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Full bodied, bitter as can be. Terrific! Thanks obisbeer and joey_capps for sharing.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a tannish head. Aroma is roasty with a note of chocolate. The flavor follows suit--mostly good but with sort of a harsh, earthy roast character that I could live without. All in all, a decent if imperfect stout.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks to BadgerBen!!!) Pours darkest brown wiith a full tan head that lingers well and leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet, toasted grains and hints of marshmallow? Flaover is nice, dark malts, oatmeal sweetness, milky richness and plentiful hops to add a lingering bitter finish. Full body and creamy-smooth carbonation. A real pleasure to drink.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium creamy head, dark brown appearance. Creamy head but disappeared rather fast. Flavour of dark roast, full malts, and warming alcohol, medium dark aftertaste. Decent bitterness, touch of acidic feel.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black body with a nice light brown head. Dry very roasty aroma. Flavour is very dry with bit of an ashen sour notes (is this on purpose?) Palate is light for a stout. Meh... not bad but not my "cup of stout". Thanks Obisbeer!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival tap: dark with lots of tan head. Big chocolatey bitter nose. Some lactic notes made for some underlying acidity, but otherwise smooth, creamy and chocolatey. Dry and roasty at the finish
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two pints on tap at The Angry Trout in Grand Marias, MN. Little head and some lace with a fairly roasty aroma. Flavor taste roasted and sweet. Good creamy body. This goes great with the fresh Herring Fish and Chips served there. Very nice.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: This beer was volcanic during the pour. As soon as it touched the glass it filled it to the brim with foamy tan head. It took me a good ten minutes to pour this beer. The color was black to my eyes. The aroma was a nothing exceptional... a little touch of roast and maybe a hint of coffee chocolate and waiting alcohol. The flavor matched the taste. A touch of bitter with a warming alcohol aftertaste. I wasn’t very impressed. But then again, I had a St. Ambroise last night... what can I expect?
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, Da Man wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. What a great stout. I can taste the roasted oodness in this beer.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized brown head, good retention and lace. Black brew with some brown highlights showing around the edges. Grainy, chocolatey nose. Medium body. Grainy malt notes, the oats i assume. Mildly sour, light chocolate and roast notes with a hint of coffee. Fairly dry finish. Thanks slik.