mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle. Poured like motor oil with a thin brown head. Smelled like chocolate and tasted like chocolate and coffee. Very nice taste, but I would have liked it to have been a little more warming. This was a really Good stout.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black on the pour, thick dark brown head. Roasy aroma with some dark chocolate hints. Flavor mimics the aroma closely.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost jet black when you pour it. The heavy hints of coffee and chocolate are noticed right away. Very nice and smooth, not the best stout that I have ever had but it is not the worst.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very dark with tan head. Aroma is roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and hops. Flavor is sweet and dominated by espresso and chocolate. Beer finishes slightly dry which balances out well.
Mouthfeel is perfect carbonation, creamy, velvety, and very smooth. Very nice stout.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured thick and black giving rise to a moderate brown head. Aroma is of malts roasted to the brink of bursting into flames, bitter chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet, acidic and bitter - like an extremely well hopped chocolate, molasses and espresso soup. This finishes dry with a long-lasting pucker. Body is thick, oily and mildly carbonated. Nice stout.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark and poured like molasis (that's spelled wrong) Very thin tan head. Chocalate aroma, smells sweet. It's like drinking bakers chocalate. Very sweet but very bitter. A good stout.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 Very thick and roasted chocolatey stout. Has a bit of a smokey taste to it almost. All in all good stuff.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BLACK with a very small head. Sweet coffee, roasted malt aroma. A very nice thick & creamy mouthfeel. A sweet flavor with roasted coffee/caramel flavor. A slightly bitter finish with a malty aftertaste. As i neared the end, the chocolate flavor got stronger and more pleasant. A warmth in the belly and leaves you wanting more. Very, very good.
jgb9348 (4435) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black in colour with a dark-brown head. VERY nice looking! Smells of roasted malt, coffee and a bit of caramel! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong maltiness with some prune flavours. A bit of coffee and caramel, but not as much as the other two. Aftertaste pretty bittered from the coffee and malt. Overall, much better than average and one of the best stouts i've ever had! I got this twelve ounce bottle from Phil (haddon90) and sampled it in Knoxville, Tennessee on 26-September-2003.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a dark tan head and is black as they come. Agressive malt flavoring with a nice bitter finish. Good stout from lost coast.