hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 From a 12 oz bottle. Poured very black with a nice brown head and nice chunks of lacing. Feels thick and rich on the tongue. Very nice odors with a smoky coffee and chocolate dominating. Very smooth drink. Flavor are excellent but what makes this stand out is one of the best palates ever. Feels almost rich enough to eat with a spoon. Finish is chocolate. Very nicely done.
thehinge (291) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love the smokey aroma....Old Dominion has a stout much like this. Pours black with a hint of ruby. Beige head without much lacing. No matter, sweet taste of roasted malt and coffee. I like this a lot
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, semi-thick appearance. Minimal tan head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts; bitter coffee nodes. Fairly rich, dry and coffee-like in flavor. Body is borderline thick; waxy on the palate. Thick malts paired with roasted barley contribute to a good bitterness. Finish is primarily chocolate covered espresso beans. Pretty good stout. Thanks to tpkenned for this birthday treat!
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pure black body, low carbonation, and a very dark orange/brown head. Aroma is intense with roast and floral hops. Chocolate, roast, and toasted malts for flavor and a great smooth finish, with a little hop bite.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very black, with small tan head. Strong licorice and rotted fruit aroma. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Taste has some burnt wood and butterscotch. Very bitter, astringent aftertaste, that lasts long. Makes guiness taste like ginger ale. Overall it is like drinking cool cuban coffee. Extremely flavorful stout!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Coloring with Dark Tan Head. Bakers Chocolate, Coffee Roasts Aroma...Coffee Carries Through... A bit Watery Like the Scotch Porter.But Still a Solidly Average Stout.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour yields a rich black body and a densely topped tan head. Subtle, stale maltiness elevating aromatics of peanut butter, roast and a slight hint of chocolate, but overall it mostly resembles rich mocha in the nose. Flavor is ofcourse malt accented, but it leans toward a mild astringency in the finish, and this is a very fresh bottle. I don’t like the finishing hop either. As it begins to warm though, a rich and creamy roasted chocolate malt character does indeed start to shine through. Overall, an above average stout, although I do prefer the Brewer’s Scotch Porter, which I think is an excellent beer.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with a big beige head. Rich aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Dense flavors are rich but not overwhelming. Full, smooth finish. Lots of depth and body make this one really good.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an inky BLACK (no light shines through) with a quickly fading light brown head. Complex aroma of roasted malt, cherries, vanilla, rum/raisin and some sourness. Taste has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cherries, dark fruits and wine plus some tartness and lactic sourness which I don’t normally like but it works here. Moderately sweet, roasty finish. Medium body with creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Solid stuff.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black oily pour with very little head. Chocolaty and roasty with a dry finish. Oily silky mouthfeel. Veryeasy to drink. Nice.