Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is ebony in color, the head inconsequential in size, the structure patchy clumps of large bubbles, the color a light chocolate. Nose is roasted grains, bittersweet chocolate with a sweet malt start, top is light to moderate in feel, the finish crisply acidic, the hops pleasant in their spicy bite, dry aftertaste. In the interest of being kind we will call it a “Beginners Stout” or your “Entry into the Dark Side”, most stouts have little to fear form this one!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong chocolate milk and coffee nose. Light, Light black with red hues pouring through with ease, very light. Strong roastyness I didn't expect from a milk stout, yet very good. no hops. The milk, creamy body works well with the roasty floavors and chocolate. Very enjoyable.
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a nice dark brown color. Decent head. Chocolate and mild roastiness in the aroma. The taste is very sweet, with a good balance of the roastiness and chocolate. Goes down real easy. I also love the cow with the handprints on the label. All in all a good sweet stout!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin cream-colored head. Roasted barley and lactic aroma. Smooth, sweet, lightly chocolatey body. This is very well balanced and a good sweet stout.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with coarse carbonation. Dark roasted malt with chocolate notes and a milky sweetness from the lactose. Coffee notes present as well. Decent mouthfeel.
Darkover (1516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small beige head. Chocolate malt aroma. Very thin for a stout. Flavors of roast, chocolate and a little bitterness
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
illuminate a bit this ebony pour to reveal the true warmth of it's rosy heart. the head is butternut and showing signs of 'ale pattern baldness', but the supple mare's tails of dappled lace are adequate to achieve real pulchritude in a glass. moderate scents of sweet leathery chocolate malts, crusts of nearly blackened bread, and sesame-cashew butter. flavor of root beer, chocolate chips and cream, cookies and grainy coffee. medium bodied, reasonably sweet, carbonation glides across the palate, all harmonized by a mild back-tongue bitterness. little apparent alcohol, a shot of robitussen seems stronger. still, it's entirely yummy. got milk stout?
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looks like a strong dark beer. Little smell and not appealing
at that. It does have a nice feel in my mouth as
it's going down, however I don't like the burnt woody taste.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright, ruby and garnet color with little, but persistent, head. The aroma is an interesting combination of sweet coffee, bitter chocolate, smoke and a touch of oiliness. The mouthfeel was a little thin and didn't grab me. The flavors were pretty good. A little roasted character, chocolate, milky sourness, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. I was surprised by the alcohol, as it doesn't seem that strong; one can't complain about it. A decent sweet stout, but nothing to rave about.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as thick and dark as other stouts, more like a porter. Deep brown with quickly dissapating head. Soft and easy to drink, low acidity and carbonation. Tastes of chocolate malts and coffee, but also some sweet flavors present intitally.