kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was disappointed after all
the hype! Itís certainly good,
but not superior.
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, pours a lovely dark black with a nice tab head. Aroma's are chocolate, black licorice, roasted espresso. Slight creamy aspect on the palate, sweet, bold & pleasantly bitter. Nice stout.
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OOKPIKABLE (168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thick, bubbly brown head. Aroma of raisin, metal and red wine. Tastes of molasses, booze, raisin, coffee and chocolate. Long lingering aftertaste of booze and raisins.
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark dark brown/black with a nice tan head. Smelled of chocolate and a light roast smell. Very smooth and sweet. Preaty good.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Moonstone Restaurant, Hove - 23/1/11. Browny/reddy nose. Quite sweet tasting and creamy/milky as well. A wine like feeling on the palate but still smooth.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting a more harsh alcohol tint considering the 8%, but this beer covers it very well. It is very smooth, and balanced for such a strongly brewed stout. Hints of cacoa and a nice but not overdone level of roasty flavor. Plus, this thing looks great in a mug! I like it!
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is awesome. Others have profiled it nicely, so Iíll just say that this is an extremely tasty stout that totally covers its high gravity. The only real complaint I have is that it feels a little thin for a stout. Well done.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a descent stout. Tasted alot like a porter.
ReV2 (162) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic in the true sense, Iíve been looking for this beer for more years than I care to remember and found it at a knock down price at a place Iíd rather not frequent. Pours with a fizzy tan head, quickly diminishing to a flat & lifeless deep brown stout. Velvety mouthfeel, milk chocolate with a hint of vanilla & liquorice and a subtle bitter finish. Long lasting aftertaste and very appealing served cold or at room temperature.
It may be worth noting that my samples were 7.5% & bottle conditioned.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a fuge, foamy head. Very smooth, almost a bit watery and light-medium in body for 8%, the taste is very pleasant, coffee and chocolate. A subdued stout, not a standout, but good.