flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with a retentive brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel
malt. Tastes like a sweet stout, sugary malts, a bit of coffee.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/28/05 bottle @ The Ginger Man. Poured a medium brown creamy head and a jet black color. Great malts good strong mocha flavor and nose. Very carbonated which was very surprising to me. Very crunchy and ntty from start to finish. Palate was great really held flavors roasts and malts for a good amount of time. This and Blue Point Oatmeal stout are the two bes I have had.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one packs some punch. Big bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and malty sweetness. All blending very well, with a creamy mouthfeel and light to moderate carbonation. A pleasant dry and mouth puckering finish is very welcome. This just goes down so smooth, so quick at 8% and less than $2 a bottle.....whatís not to like? A fantastic stout.
ndburns (176) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours almost black with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh bread, molasses, dried fruit. Taste is similar, some coffee notes, very sweet up front but balanced with some bitterness.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My offering was 8%, as clearly indicated on the bottle. This offering seemed to be a Sweet Stout trying to play with the big Imperials, but getting its ass kicked. No big standout flavors or complexity, but a respectable session stout. Mildly roasty.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Roasty aroma with hints of toffee and soy sauce. Nice light brown cream head tnat had pretty good staying power. Almost black appearance. Moderately sweet, slightly bitter/salty start. Long sweet, slightly bitter finish. Medium to full body with creamy texture and soft conbination.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours black/brown with big light brown head. aroma sweet but slightly sour, in a good way. some plum flavors with some roasted flavors a hint of bitter chocolate and some toffee. very nice body, full and creamy. nice amount of carbination and it goes down nice and smooth, just like a good stout should. i wasnít shure about this beer the first few sips but by the end of the bottle i wished i had more. a geat value to, i got a big bottle of this at RSVP in portland maine for 2 dollars and change
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red in colour with a somewhat frothy tan-coloured head. Aroma reminds me very much of Molasses (very sweet) with notes of alcohol. Flavours are somewhat fruity. Medium bodied with a lingering alcohol finish.
ReV2 (171) - 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.
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.