Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Can. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, husks, cereal), with notes of soy sauce, milk. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, creamy/oily texture, lively carbonation. Honestly? Itís a little unpleasant. I liked this 6-8 years ago, but, well...itís got some unattractive malt character mixed in and some soy sauce and lactose as well. My stomach clenches up a bit every time I take a sniff, and thatís not a good thing. Odd sourness in the mouth (again like milk, thatís started to turn) and a grainy aftertaste. It isnít horrible, but itís certainly not the high 3ís sorta beer I used to take it for, at least for my tastes these days.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee with a bite. It fizzed in my mouth. Iím not used to having a stout fizz. A very interesting experience, had the appearance of a nice chocolate head on it but that was lacking from my taste of it. Iíll give them credit for trying something different but if you want a stout there are better options. Still, probably the best beer you can get in the Indian Ocean.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, pour was thick black with nice creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of slight vinegar, some dark fruit, anise, dark chocolate, roast notes in there as well, definitely some yeast notes as well, slight caramel. Taste is a mix of watery vinegar, toffee, some slight caramel, hints of earth, slight anise, finishing fairly sour, slightly dry. Bleh, must be old or infected or something.
csaso (942) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - big foamy head, black color, roasted malt aroma and flavor - some coffee, some sweetness - not a stout fan overall
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: A deep dark brown color with a full, foamy, tan head (low retention. Aroma is dull and muted: Roasty and chocolaty with a light hop presence. Metallic notes. Flavor: sweet start with a dominant roasted taste, chocolaty, and a lightly dry and metallic finish. Palate: medium bodied and creamy with low co2. This beer seems to have under utilized the assets of the ingredients. Not a bad beer, but not well balanced and not memorable.
dm9831 (1515) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown color with thick tan head. malty, fruity aroma. full bodied , creamy mouth feel. fruit and chocolate in the flavor. too sweet for my palate.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer only offers a very mild roasted nut aroma. It pours as thick as molasses and has the color of night in a dense forest. The head is huge and brown in color. This beer offers a mild smooth chocolate taste that fades a tad bitter. It is a shame that a beer can have such magnificent color and only produce a mild aroma and taste.
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this beer on 4/11/2001. Aroma is slightly metallic with light roasted back tones. Color is a solid black with light carbonation and head. Taste is roasted, toasted and dry. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a sharp feel. Finish is dry with a mild bitterness that comes from nicely roasted malts and ends clean. Itís not bad but also itís not all that good.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really nice poor with a great tan head. Aroma at 1st is awesome smells of chocolate, coffee and had a superb sweetness to it how ever this doesnít continue on 1st sip the beer was disappointing lacking in flavor all those wonderful smells promised. Little disappointing.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Black pour with sediment left in the bottle. Taste had a slight metallic thing going on along with a thin bodied roast taste. All the other flavors are also on the light side. I wouldnít drink this again if I didnít have to.