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.
einherjar (168) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color, small to medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, liqueur. Taste sweet coffee, roasted malt, earthy, a bit of alcohol hint. Smoky aftertaste. Very good strong stout.
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.
bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March Madness 2011
Aroma - very light hop aroma
Appearance - DARK, creamy, solid head
Taste - STRONG stoudt
Palate - FULL bodied
Overall - WOW, a BIG stout
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.