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) - Banned City, - 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 (1242) - 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 (5251) - 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.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a brown head. A big roasted coffee aroma that takes to the flavor and leaves a long aftertaste. As it warmed a fruit aroma appeared but not in the flavor which was still madly roasted coffee and malt. I was quite impressed.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Okay Stout, flavor is more like a porter. Has a fair amount of roast flavor, some hop flavor, light bodied.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Midnight black body with a deep brown head. Initial malty nose with hints of burnt chocolate. Flavor corresponded nicely. Choc up front finished with a burnt flavor and very light hop aftertaste.