jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The think that the aroma and appearance are great. There is a coffee/malty/roasted flavor, but slightly watered down from others I've had.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Stouts are good but and this is the third best(next to Sam Smith Oatmeal) I ever had. It was on tap and it had the smoky chocolate things going for it. Just as good in a can and I think it almost edges out Guiness if not quite.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Wonderful show of the nitrogen pellet great lace nice roasted malt taste with fantastic smooth mouthfeel, not as bold or as complex as Guinness
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought a slab (24 x 440ml cans) for $30 last week. Insane! The bottle shop order a mountain of them for St Pats day but they never sold so he was virtually giving them away. I find this to be nicer to drink than the Guinness out of the can. Having wrote all of this I have now come to the conclusion that I am a moron. Why did I only buy one slab of this stuff when the price is usually more than double?
3fourths (8888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown appearance. Smell is of coffee creamer and wood. Thin mouthfeel takes away from
the interesting flavors of coffee, roasted malts, and whiskey.
Ingevara (874) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, almost all-head to start with, after a few minutes only a thick creamy layer covering the surface. A distinct ash aroma to start with, but it doesn't linger long. After a few minutes it is rather tasteless soup without depth or freshness.
larsniclas (6338) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost blck, surprisingly weak head.
Soft and smooth palate, though too thin.
Rather bitter, smoky flavour.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent close-foam head, very thick and creamy. Mouthfeel however, is very thin. Slight coffee and toffee aroma. Not quite as bitter as others---very drinkable and enjoyable. Not as good as Russian Stouts, but still, very nice.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) Black with a soapy and sticky tan head. Roasty aromas of chocolate and sweet coffee. Smooth taste of chocolate and some sugar. Finishes slightly bitter and smooth.
Nedman (10) - ward, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blackish-brown, with rich,white foamy head. Medium body and bitterness. Chocolate and subdued roasted malt notes. Slightly watery, bland. Certainly not as substantial a brew as comparable dry stouts. Easy drinking, but lacks real character. Too bad it doesn't drink as good as it looks and smells.