aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty chocolate perfect for the Christmas season, indigestion aftertaste like when eating too many nuts at the ball game. Oily texture and little carbonation.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate, nutty aroma with some underlying roasted malts. Opaque, dark brown with chocolate brown head that recedes to cover. Very sweet chocolatey flavour has a mild roasty character. that lasts especially in the aftertaste. Somewhat light and chalky in the mouth. Bottle sampled with Enkerli and others.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black appearance. Oily consistency. Negligible head and minimal carbonation. Chocolate and licorice in the aroma. Same flavour, with some coffee and roast malt. Quite rich, but not the most full bodied stout. Rather nice though. Bottled at the Green Leafe Cafe, Williamsburg.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
opaque black, foamy tan head. roast, coffee, brown sugar, smoke and malt aroma with some cocoa. starts a little sweet and chocolatey, moves tart and raisiny, finishes roasty, but doesn’t really live up to the aroma. still quite nice.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well the experience was certainly a factor for this one. Being from an area where the idea of variety in the Liquor Store is how many Eastern European beers are able to be stacked up, I was very excited to be making the journey to Premier Gourmet to indulge a little. And to make it all even better they were sampling this as you walk in. Nice nearly black stout with the requisite tan head. Aromas pretty standard - some roasty and some chocolate sweet malts. Flavours the same with just a little bitterness to finish. Not a great smooth bittersweet chocolate though, just a little edge as it left. Not bad, but made better by the moment.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pretty much pitch black in color. Aroma is sweet and creamy with a roasted scent. Flavor is roasty and has a bit of hop flavor. Not quite as rich as it could be be but still good.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice black pour, and a great palate...a roasted chocolate aroma...flavor was a bit of a let down (a decent smoky chocolate flavor, with a not so decent bitter aftertaste)...not a bad beer by any means, but somewhat dissapointing
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 2002 bottle - I love stouts, and this is a fine example of the breed... it poured with a sweet, malty aroma and a rapidly diminishing small head of tan foam. This brew has an exceptionally smooth mocha-like taste, and a clean "high palate" finish... thank you, sir, may I have another?
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blck body with a thin tan head. Low cabonation, soft on the palate. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Creamy, smokey flavor, nice chocolate aftertaste. No hop aroma or flavor. Full bodied, well rounded.
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.