BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, mocha and chocolate milk flavors. I would never have guessed the ABV, it’s very well masked. This beer was like desert.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted bitter chocolate/coffee nose, black, tiny treacle head. Smokey, chocolate taste, sweet, bitter. Well done.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 Bottle from Hyde Park Express. Smells of Baker’s Chocolate...bitter smelling, but sweetly accented. Pours a nice classic black color with a thin creamy head. Tastes of cream, coffee and mocha. Very delightful taste. Excellent mouth feel. Very well done stout. I’d drink it happily again and again and I often do.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sinister left hand bottle cap beckons. Within, a dark brown stout resides.
The pour creates a small dissipating head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee enliven the nose. Smooth-sweet-easy on the mouth and delightful on the papillae. A very good stout overall.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of lacoste, sugar, and some milk. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee with a little milkiness to it. Similar to makeson’s triple stout, but not not as well balanced.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tonight is Stout night on the way to 400!!! Very creamy smooth drinkable stout. Not very potent in regards to Hops or malt. Very chocolately and has a nice coffee undertone. Never had a bad Left hand. This one proves it out again. Nice beer.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Ruby hues when held up to the sun. Huge frothy cocoa head, diminishing. Sharp aroma of dark chocolate. Flavor is lightly sweet, coffee, some chocolate and a hint of hazelnut. Medium body with a lingering dry lightly bitter aftertaste. : )
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark rdddish tinted black appearance, decent head formation. Heavily roasted, creamy, nutty, dark chocolate aroma. Sweet creamy flavor, I’d even say milky, relatively light in body for a stout. Hazelnut, dark chocolate, distinctively roasty, notable bitterness in the finish. Pretty full in flavor, yet easy drinking. 7%?
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like coke with a snap crackle from active carbonation. Roasty medium mouthfeel coffee cocoa nutty bittersweet chocolate. Very dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Not too smooth, but easy drink. Where are the cookies?
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted like black coffee with a smooth finish. Very enjoyable!!!!!!!