taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Part of February Dayton Beer Tasting event. Poured black with dark tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate followed by similar tastes. Much better than expected. Great value.
mallons72 (190) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thus is a very good stout. Traditional, but very high abv which is masked. Chocolate and coffee, what you would expect from a stout.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan at all, not a very well balanced beer. Not very much hop character to balance the sweetness, a lot of alcoholic flavours dominating.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Black, pretty thick brown head. A bit sweet nose with notes of fruits. Full body. Roasted flavor with notes of coffee, fruits and chocolate. Was my last rate at evening so sense of taste was allready gone.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an ultra rich dark black with a thick chocolate color head. Flavor is complex with hints of Carmel and toffee. This is a definitely a most for any stout fan.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark, solid black liquid that when held up to light, can not be seen through with a small to medium sized, light caramel colored head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is a deeply rich, lightly burned coffee with a lightly sweet caramel tone. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. Absolutely NO hop flavor detected - a big plus. Palate is so smooth, I thought I was drinking Militec-1. No alcohol flavor detected - yet this beer warms the belly somehow. An absolute victory - WOW!! This beer is outstanding, incredible, and can be sipped or quaffed in mouthfuls with no restraint. The only thing this beer is missing is a longer lasting, good looking head - otherwise perfect. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
extremely pleasant and mild stout with a robust presence.
Quite enjoyable, not trying to be something extra like so many stouts, just exceptionally excellent, which it is.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an unusual looking stout for me as the generous head produced, even with a careful pour, appeared to be a brown oatmeal sponge. The distinct coffee aroma invited my first taste to find the almost grainy medium body was easy to drink. The sweet aftertaste was present as an occasional sense of wateryness.
Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 Pours black with beige head. Light, fishy aroma -- salmony. Roasted malts. The flavour is very strong on the malts, with toasted malts and some alcohol. Licorice. Rye bread. Reminiscent of a barleywine. A nice, lasting sour malt finish. Medium bodied.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick inky black pour with a massive tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt (coffee, toffee). Faint whiff of hops. Rich flavor of chocolate, toffee, mocha with a hint of caramel sweetness followed by a nice bitter finish. Thick and chewy mouthfeel but with fairly high creamy carbonation level. An outstanding stout!