omhper (19187) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with dark brown foam. Very burnt and dry, but short, flavour. Dangerously drinkable.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small tan head atop dark mahogany body. Aroma is rich and cocoa, slightly roasty. Taste is roasty chocolate, with a strong bitter aftertaste, more chicory than hops. Not as rich as Iíd expect
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
black, frothy tan head, strong roasted aroma, rich roasted malt flavor, hints of chocolate, high carbonation, bitter malt finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head. Caramel and toffee with vanilla in aroma. Choclate and oatmela in mouth with light buttterscotch notes. Oily moutfeel with a rich and thick body. Very good!
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma holds heavy notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Smaller notes of yeast, toasted nuts and caramel.
Very dark, sparkling clear stout. Only when held up to a halogen bulb can one take in the lovely crimson hue. Small, fizzy, khaki colored head with decent lacing. Mostly, but not fully diminishing.
Very well-balanced beer. I donít know why itís classified as a sweet stout. Bursts of cocoa and coffee up front. A small hop presence on the backside. Just enough, is the hop addition, to perfectly balance the beer. Overall flavor is a bit thin for a stout.
Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean, dry finish.
Very good, easy drinking stout. A Summer Stout if there is such a thing.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a dark black with a brownish head. Subtle aromas and tastes of light chocolate and roasted malts. Body was a little on the watery side.
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serviceable drinakble stout. A half a year past expiry, I donít believe it made a difference. Mellower stout which was nice, also noticeable watery. Refreshing. On sweeter side, Chocolate malts, modestly bitterness in mid-sip. Dark colour, understated coffee and roast.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dark brown/black beer with a thin brown head. Aroma shows light cocoa on the nose. Some light cherry fruitiness but itís fairly non-descript. A bit toasty on the back, but I still canít say itís all that good.
jtclockwork (7891) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I used to love this beer. Dark pour. Nose and taste of sweet malts, coffees. A little dry finish. Rated 6/8/02
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black; dark brown, miscellaneous head, some lace. Coffee and black chocolate nose, burnt malt, roasted crusts. Taste is stale, cold coffee, with a bit of sugar, and a forgotten cigarette ashtray alongside. Sounds horrible, but it isn't really so. There's quite some hops too, but they get a battering from the roasted malts. Not really that well-bodied, but a slick mouthfeel. Long, slightly bitter, ash-like aftertaste. A pretty typical stout. Not bad by any means.