ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of currants, nuts, and toffee. Flavor had port notes, and is fruity with notes of grapes and prunes, but finishes nutty with some bitterness. Smooth feel, nice full body. More fruitiness than most other stouts I have had. A nice stout.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is smooth. I get a bit of coffee and chocolate flavors. Very nice beer. Hides its alcohol well. Easy to drink and enjoy.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Eclipse black color. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and plums. Medium bodied foreign stout. Malts are chocolate and roasty, and a touch fruity. Hops are slightly spicy and a little bitter. Nice stout, lots of chocolate and coffee flavors but they seem to linger in the background and lets some of the fruitiness in this beer come to the forefront. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Hides the 8% alcohol very well. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Norton (328) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown, virtually black. Crispy yet thick orange head fizzles a little bit but retains centimeter depth for duration. Decent roasted aroma. Carbonation barely noticeable which I prefer. Great toasted cocoa flavor and mild sweetness balances very well with alcohol content. Very easy to drink - smooth going down. I would have to say this is a very balanced stout, especially for the alcoholic level. Absolutely would purchase again! Good stuff!
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad stout, a bit surprising, since it comes from a non-typical location of such a beer. A bit thin, and uncomplicated in taste, but still a good effort.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very opaque black color, presents a good head but the head dicipated a bit quickly (perhaps due to the alcohol content). This one hides the alcohol well and has a good chololate and coffee flavor with other notes such as toffee, also has a good roasted character to it. This one just didn’t WOW me, sorta "been here done that" type of thing.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Light sweet light alcoholic roasted aroma and a sweet light roasted coffee taste. Medium body and a sweet light roasted finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black, light tan creamy head. The nose was a rich and complex mix of roasted bittersweet chocolate malt, berry, vanilla, and hints of caramel. The flavor was full of soft roasty notes and bittersweet cocoa, with additional berry and coffeeish flavors throughout. A very nice hop bitterness brings it all together in the end to maintain balance. Medium to full bodied, pillow soft carbonation, velvety, dry, light bittersweet chocolate finish. Reminds me of a softer version of the Brooklyn BCS. Very nice stout...
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very very nice stout specimine. Big beautiful litght brown head on a nice dark brown pour. Bitter sweet chocolate and a subtle roasted coffee flavor. Nothing outstanding, but nicely balanced with some sweet darker fruits. Just a very stable stout.
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a large thick and deep brown head. Aroma is full of dark roasty malts, vanilla notes, chocolatey, and fruity. Taste is lotsa sweet chocolate and roasty malt flavors.....raisins and plums...plus some latent bitter flavors. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a full body. Finish is nicely bitter and slightly fruity also. Better than anticipated....tasty!.