Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black pour with small tan head. Semi-sweet chocolate taste with warm sweet cocoa finish.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a toffee head. It's coffee-flavored, smooth but unfortunately a bit watery. OK, but not great.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep brown, appears pretty much opaque. nice light brown head. typical stout in that the usual aromas and flavors are there, lots of coffee and chocolate, and the lactose is definitely detectable. atypical in that it's brewed so well. quite full bodied with a nice coffee aftertaste.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a nice milky bouquet that smells like a milky way candy bar in a good way. The head started out thick, but soon fell to a thin ring that is leaving some lace on the glass. This is a very dark beer almost opaque in my tallish half liter glass. The palate is very smooth and flavorful with a nice creaminess. The palate is drier than I was expecting, but the lactose does lend a tad bit of sweetness on the finish. I really like this beer a lot because it is a straightforward example of the style.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with a tint of ruby red at the edges. Seemed thin on the pour and left a very small tan head. Aroma is a smoky roasted malt with coffee notes. Medium bodied and smooth with a crisp mouthfeel. Flavor is of roasted malt and slightly sweet with a dry finish. Nothing outstanding and could use more flavor in my opinion. Not bad though overall. Thanks to Slob for the sample.
jrichbrew (5) - Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent sweet stout. Drank mine at the Lancaster Brewing Co. brewery. It was fresh, smooth, with excellent aroma and flavor. Better than any import including Sam Smith's stouts.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark in color. Not a bad beer. Had it at a beer festival in Pa. Very enjoyable. Rich in malt flavor. Had some roasty notes to it. Very good.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color. Roasty aroma. Rich malt with roasty notes. Has always been a favorite stout and still is. Worth seeking.
JCW (1276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 Black color, little head. Aroma of coffee, sugar and cream. Fairly sweet but not overly sweet. Enjoyable. Mouthfeel is creamy. Finish sweet. Thanks slob for this one!
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent stout. Near black with a nice dark brown head that lingers for some time. Robust roasted coffee flavor with a slight hint of bitter sweetness. Mild oily mouth feel. Nothing spectacular but definitely not bad.