SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Usual stout blackness, little head, kinda thin body... subdued roasted flavors, very smooth going down
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ebony colored with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate and caramel. Flavour is like a caramel infused capuccino. Body is a bit thin, goes down smooth with a bittersweet coffee finish. Smooth and quite yummy, an intro stout.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby hued dark beer with a filmy slick for a head and a chalky, chocolate nose. Bitter sweetened coffee, tea, chocolate and ash. Very smooth with a dry finish. As it warmed, the refined sugar sweetness came out and it became less interesting.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a very dark brown color with some cabonation and a thick off-white head. Smell is of roasted malts. Taste is also of roasted malt with a smooth slightly bitter finish. Overall a very good stout.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fading, ripply beige head and dark but translucent body. Chocolatey, roasty nose and flavor. Bitter chocolate finish. Unexceptional.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark and rather thin with a small light head. Light roasted malt and creamy aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet malt, with creamy vanilla tones, finishes lightly sweet with roasted coffee tones. Rather thin and too milky.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown, almost black. Quick dying head. Nice roasty, chocolatley, slightly smokey with a hint of lactose and vanilla nose. Medium bodied at best, roasty, smooth, milk sweet, hints of chocolate, quaffable. Decent cream stout, suprised if this is really 7%.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I made the misfortune of looking at other ratings, and I am surprised they are so low. I am liking this stout. Smallish head, deep ruby in appearance. Sweet flavor, some roasted malt (not much) very creamy with a hoppy balance. A very nice sweet stout.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark ruby brown. Soda like fizzy head. Sweetened coffee nose. Pleasant flavors, coffee, chocolate, faint licorice, subtle smoke, milky sweet. Somewhat thin body ruins this one in my opinion.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not digging this - watery, and sour, these negatives come in as it warms and later in the finish - certainly a healthy dose of chocolate milky malt and some roastiness (not a lot), and it is pretty true to style.