Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich flavors--coffee, mocha, with a smoke quality as well. Long, bitter smoke finish, roasted but losing some of its mocha qualities. Impenetrable darkness, good caramel lacing, above average palate (creamy) and reasonably dense. (on tap at the Laurelwood Public House)
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF '03. Dark black with tan head. Light in taste without any bitterness I like in a stout. Average at best.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep black with some brown running through in the light. The aroma is of roasted. The flavor is nicely roasted and some smokiness. A good medium body and a dry finish.
3fourths (6962) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Dry caramel aroma. Very rich, almost resembles an imperial. Quite sweet. some vinegar and alcoholic qualities, mixed with pine, and ending with a sharp and chalchy finish.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Adequate, but not exceptional. A black body, tan head, slight malt aroma, but lots of roasted malt flavor, but a little one dimensional, as no coffee or chocolate like notes are present to my taste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 Very dark, with huge roasted malt flavor. Perfectly balanced in that respect; you're not drinking ashes. Warm and round finish that make it an easy drink. I almost want to give it a 4+ rating, but I'll wait until I try it again, if ever. ReRate: Way too much soy action going on.