drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome roasted flavor. Ground coffee beans. Smokey. Drink this and be merry. A tad too much carbonation, however.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, black body with a medium brown head of fluffy bubbles. Smell is chocolate malty balanced with bitter dark roast coffee and some brown sugar. Beer feels medium thick and creamy in mouth, with not much carbonation. Has a very silken feel on the tongue. Taste is all things dark and roasty malts paired with a deluxe creaminess; a very effective duo that works well here. Aftertaste is more roasted notes and coffee bitterness. Alcohol is camoflagued heavily and definately out of site. My only gripe about this beer is the relaxed (idle really) hops that seemed to miss roll-call on my palate. Still, this beer is a keeper and a very good one at that.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark black color with a nice beige head. The aroma was pure roasted coffee goodness...some nice smoke and chocolate tones as well. The flavor was very roasted...smoky tones mixed with a sweet/milky chocolate character rounded out the finish. Decent carbonation and a feel that seemed too thin, but maybe I'm thinking of this as an imperial stout (the aroma would make one think so.) Wonderful stout. I'm glad I got a sixer instead of a single bottle.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Very dark with a dark khaki cottonball-like head. Toasty aroma starts out as molasses, prune, coffee, with a little pine, and very little chocolate. Tart aromas come on as it warms bringing to mind cherries. Somewhat sweet with the requisite sour roasty finish. However the finish then moves into a bit of licorice and a lingering earthiness that is quite fascinating. Finish gets smokier as it warms. Great stout.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. No freshness date. Sorry gang, I just don't see this as a premium stout. Poured out a very dark brown, with a dark tan head. Aromas mostly of roasted malt, with some expresso notes as well. Fast fading head left clumps of yeast as an island in the middle of the glass. Strong roasted flavor to it, gets stronger as it warms up. Not much in the way of hops here at all. Strong coffee finish to it. Velvety, coats the tongue with a thin syrup coating. Tastes good enough, but not a premium stout in my book.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing terrible but nothing impressive either. Is one of many typical American Stouts. Reminds me of anyone's homebrew from a kit stout.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) A nice solid stout, rich and flavorful, a nice chocaltely taste. A chocalately head as well.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown/black color with a nice head. Nose of roasted coffee with a hint of sweetness. Nice and dry flavor. Good roasted malts. Nice beer.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big chewy, mild coffee. no hops, a good stout but i'm looking for more
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black color. Medium head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, some fruitiness and coffee. A medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and coffee, with a touch of fruit sweetness. Hops are slightly bitter and dry. Smoky and peaty as well. Very drinkable stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.