ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burnt nose of roasted coffee, fruit (nectarine-ish), chocolate, flowers, smoke, toffee, brown sugar and spices. Pours a pure black. The huge rocky head is the brown commonly found in chocolate milkshakes, lasts a while and has good lacing. The warm and flowery flavor is sweet and roasted with light acidity. The finish is bittersweet. The full and rich body is chewy and soft. The finish is dry. What a pleasant surprise.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beutiful dark colour. The aroma has hints of smoke, chocolate, coffee. The flavour has hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, smoke. Full-bodied but still light. Very nice smoothness.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
- dark black color, strong roasted mocha aroma with hints of chocolate and hops; bitter, roasted flavor with a sweet mocha character, very smooth
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of these beers... where i just say intresting. hard to describe any other way.
just me going, "hmmm intresting" 10 times in a row....
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great color and very nice smoothness, I don't know when I have enjoyed a straight stout as much. I like balance in my brews and this has that
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, dark brown generous head. Deep coffee aroma; roasted malt; yeast. Smooth, good balance of sweetness and bitterness; malt, roasted malt, coffee; a very light acidity (high carbonation, maybe). Final not enough interesting, some sweetness, not too long.
A pleasant sweet stout.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good stout. Lots of flavor in the way of chocolate. Very dark, with a nice finish of the syrian hops.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite dark, but, then again, it's a stout, and that's a given. Good-sized puffy head. Nose has molasses and chocolate. Flavor is nicely smoky, with a hint of bitterness. When I spilled half of the bottle on myself, it was quite wet. Cold, too. Spotted the carpet admirably. Viscous enough to be difficult to clean up. May have possibly spilled a drop or two into the keyboard, meaning there's a real possibility of a sticky "n" key in the future. Monitor ratings for future misspellings to check on this. In short, quite a nice beer. Oh, and I'm still clumsy.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2003 Pours a deep, dark red color with a thick, brown head. The aroma is a bit off--not bad, but a little boring and lifeless. I also found the flavors to be a bit lackluster. Some chocolate, coffee, smoke and roasted malt, but nothing really stood out as exceptional. Good, but not great.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely smokey flavor dominates this beer. A slight sweetness adds to the pleasant, clean finish. A good, tasty stout.