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 (1066) - 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 (1799) - 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 (2353) - 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.