Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big head. Malty mouthfell. Slighly sweet, some sour vinous notes. Decent, but a little overrated.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a large beige head. Coffee, chocolate, and slight ash aromas. Sweet malt, chocolate, raisin, and roasted coffee flavors.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 Black color, opaque, with a large, frothy, rocky beige head. The aroma was full of chocolate, plums, raisins, coffee, tar, and caramel. The flavor was very similar to the aroma...lots of chocolate and plums, a nice alcohol kick, and a distinctive salty character throughout. Soft, creamy feel with a semi-dry finish. Wonderful! Thanks BBB63.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Black bodied with a thin but lasting brown head. Aroma is very roasted with hints of alcohol. Flavor is very roasted and chocolatey with some raisins and other dark fruit which adds a little sweetness. Thick palate but not overly so. Underlying smoke flavor that rises as the beer warms. Great beer.
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet smell of hops and coffee. Flavours of chocolate. coffee,etc. This is an incredible beer, dynamic, robust hops and one of the best finishes.
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich, deep stout flavour - chocolatey, coffee, chicory, etc. Pours well and holds a creamy, dark head. A bit more carbed than I like my stouts, but you can expect that from I warmer climate I guess. Overall a very nice stout.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with an awesome beige head, and an aroma and flavor of roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee.
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured black as a death with a very large head. After that settled the aroma was dark malts. The flavor was mainly dark chocolate and some dark fruit as well. The body on this beer was a little thin. Overall not the greatest stout but a nice one anyway.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, opaque, with large light brown head.
Sweet nose, some chocolate, prunes. Quite bitter flavor, dry, some chocolate, hints of sweetness.
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 This was bottled as SINHA Stout. Deep black body with a large frothy light brown head. Head didn’t last the distance but left good lacing though. Aroma was of lovely roasted malts. The taste was exceptionally smooth and definitely to my liking, flavours of coffee, rich chocolate, liquorice, it was medium body which meant you could drink more than 6 , just watch how many you have as you dont notice the alcohol. The only bad thing about it was that I only bought 1 stubby to try.