heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, dark tan head. Black body. Aroma is thick, heavy roasted malts. It has coffee, toffee and fine wood. The taste is a candy like toffee. It has notes of cream and some grass. More hops than I would have expected. A sour milk finish. I am not a big fan of sweet stouts, but this is better than average.
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, good dark head though moderately thin. Roasted, smoky, with some grape, chewable vitamins, and lactic notes. Significant carbonation takes the edge off the palate (this is a negative in a stout, in my opinion), preventing it from showing its full smoothness. Subtle, bitter finish. Not bad at all.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque body with a chocolate beige thin head. Good up front bitterness. Nice balanced toasty/roasted flavor. Overall, a bit thin.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown color,small dark tan head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Nice chocolate malt aroma with a slight coffee side,and maybe a slight smokiness as well.Nice malty flavor,roasty and lightly smoky,not as sweet as i was expecting but astill nicely done.As it warms it gets a nicer slightly sweeter side coming through,with a slight hop bitterness showing up towards the end of the tasting.Not bad but then not great but it definatley gets extra points for it easy drinkability.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Defintely was taken back by the roasted malty smell. The aroma was good at first but them seemed to become overwhelming when i began to drink the beer. The taste reminded me less of roasted malts but more of burnt malts. Alittle too robust for my taste.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you live in the southwest states, this is about the best bang for the buck stout available. Though cheap, there is nothing cheap about the taste. Smells and tastes of fresh smoked malt, and is nearly thick enough to cut with a knife. I like having it around to drink with meals.. mm. Poo on Guinness, buy this instead. ;)
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This came in a 22oz bomber with an 8 ball on the front that I had right before I was going to play pool, maybe it would help my game. This pours out a pitch-black color with a thick dark tan head of about three fingers height, a picture perfect stout. The head recedes fairly quickly to a cap of bubbles leaving scattered lacing around the glass. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate malt rise from the glass with a bit of sweetness to it as well, very pleasing smell indeed. Taste is heavy with a roasted coffee flavor jumping out with bittersweet dark chocolate playing a big role as well. The finish is dry and quite bitter with a lingering coffee flavor and slight earthy hoppiness to it. Very well balanced with the sweetness not being over done and the bitterness being very present. Medium to full body this brew has a creamy mouthfeel that makes every sip enjoyable. A surprisingly good stout that is up there on my favorite stouts list, highly recommend.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a pizza place in Clearwater, FL. Pours very dark, a deep black. Nice creamy tan head. Nose is rich in roasted grain, chocolate and coffee. Taste is equally as good, a very full malty mouthfeel to go along with a delicious roasty smoky malt flavor. There’s just enough hop bitterness in the finish to make this an enjoyable beer.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stout. Came off as more of a dry stout to me foir some reason. Opaque black appearance. Thick foamy dark tan head. Kinda weak sweet roasted malty aroma. Dry smokey flavor. Good coffee, mocha hints. Thin mouthfeel. Solid.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a stoutily black body under a thick, foamy, but short-lived brown head. Coffee roast and deep oily malt in the nose. The sweetness reminds me of those windmill cookies. Not so much the gingerbread part but the bready sweet part. Dry choclate flavors take a front seat to coffee in the taste. Hanging off the bumper are some sprucey hops and oatmeal. Thicker-than-average mouthfeel. What a great stout!