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 (2950) - 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 (808) - 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.
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 (1067) - 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.