wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Disappointig head. Off white, dissipates very quickly, resembles coca-cola. Aroma is good, very roasty. Black color. Can taste chocolate and coffee in flavor. Little bitter and dry in finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2004 Deep and dark, medium brown head that lasted. Solid roasted malt prescence, a little smoky, slightly sweet, with some hops in the background. Medium to full bodied, slightly dry. A solid stout.
Re-rate: Less roast than previously. More of an off sourness that did not carry across well.
Rating is an average of both ratings.
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Mild smokey roasted malt, with coffee and milk chocolate aroma. Dry and salty. Oatmeal. Chewey malts. Molases and burnt sugar. Sour cherries and dried fruit. Long roasted souring finish.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a dark black, with a thin yet very dense and creamy head. Aroma teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, mmmmmm barbeque, and rich in burnt dark malts. Flavor very interesting BBQ potato chips, smokiness bittersweet coco, more teriyaki sauce, prunes, plums, and dried dark fruits. Body is very rich thick and creamy. Very rich and filling beer.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is yet another regualr of mine.it has the full body/rich flavor of a west coast style stout.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish black, thin head. Nose is hoppy, slightly sweet with dark fruits. Very chocolate w. plum and cherry notes. Slightly milky, roasty chocolate finish. Aroma needs some work.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, small dark tan head, mild espresso nose. Nice mouthfeel, but a little weak in flavor, with sweet coffee, minimal bitterness and a sweet finish. A hint of chocolate lingers.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent stout, but nothing that really stands out in my mind. Good roastiness and coffee flavors with a big bitterness in the finish. Moderate thickness and good smooth creaminess.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black just like your usual stout. Taste is smooth and easy to drink with roasted coffee. A very good drinkable stout. Sometimes stouts like this are a nice break from all of the incredibly robust stouts like expedition and world wide.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 Black as sin with a tawny head. Licorice and coffee in the nose comes strong and pulsing. Thick flavor with roasted almond and bitter hops that leave you knowing you just tasted a stout. Perfect carbonation for the style. Very pleasing. A milk stout smell and feel.