hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thick, creamy beige head. Aroma from roasted malt and toffee, with small hints of peach. Fruity, burnt flavour with some notes of raisin and plum. Great bitter finish. Slight alcoholic.
TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost opaque black, not much head. Slightly hoppy aroma with strong milk chocolate presence. Not really strong nose. Chocolaty, medium-bodied, despite of roastiness a bit bland. Roasted aftertaste.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Wonderful chocolaty, roasted malty aroma with hints of cream (fudge). Chocolate, roasted malt and some soapish hints in flavour. Also some wooden hints in flavour. The flavour is kind of weak link in this one though.
barleyPops (1138) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. very dark pour with a tan head. the head fades to a slight ring as the beer warms for a few minutes in my glass. aroma hints of coffee, chocolate and some vanilla bean. flavors are pretty much the same, but they just donít seem to come together in an even or balanced way.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled@Oliver Twist) Very dark brown color with a small, fading but lacy head. Roasted aroma of creamy milk, coffee and malt. Roasted-malty, ashy and lactic flavor with coffee. Medium-bodied, creamy, ashy, somewhat bitter palate with medium carbonation. Slightly thin body, but not watery. A decent, creamy stout.
omhper (18367) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black, beige head. Rich chocolate aroma. Medium bodied and very roasty with filling mouthfeel. Dominated by the roasty malt. Lingering salty bitter finish. A concentrated beer, packed with flavour.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a opaque dark brown, with a chocolately head. Lacing observed. Nice malty aroma, some chocolate tones. Sweet, malty taste with some coffee and chocolate to it. Decent.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt with a touch of hops. Pours black with a huge slowly dissapating creamy brown head. Flavor is roasty chocoate malt, coffee, and a touch of carmel. A creamy palate that is bubbley and goes down smooth. An easy drinking stout.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2007 bottle during my Dark Lord excursion. Pours quite black with a nice head. There is a distinct oatmeal aroma with maple syrup and mocha to boot. Pretty decent mouthfeel for a stout. Itís rather milky with a nice oaty, ashy flavor, hints of toffee, and a sweet finish indeed. If I were looking for a sweet stout, this would definitely hit the spot.
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice see through red black body with a grey head. aroma is sweet chocolate with an oatmeal edge. alcohol is noticeable in the nose. taste is mellow roastedflavor with a chocolate finish. a bit watery with a very light hop level, drinkable, but pedestrian.