irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a not very dark (by stout standards) ruby/brown with a light tan head. nose is a nice combination of malt and roast. flavor is very roasty, with some backing sweetnes, and a nice hop bitterness in the finish. the beer has a nice sweet/dry palate, and goes down quite smoothly for such a flavorful beer. a nice, somewhat unassuming stout.
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly . Body is clear medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, nuts), lightly yeasty (dough), lightly hoppy (resin, apricots). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. A sour, simple, yeasty, unrefined example. And not even close to black in color. Cheers to Marc for the opportunity to try it!
kungus (15) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost always in my fridge. The perfect beer for those times when I can’t decide whether I want an IPA or a stout. A helluva deal for $5 bucks. Makes an interesting black and tan.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As the bitterness lingers, I wish for another... as I swag this down at room temperature, sweet smell but a sharp taste still lingers... a decent stout.
mjg74 (2790) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Pours dark, but not super dark for a stout. Smells of roasted malts and hops. Dry roasted coffee flavor. Quite a bit of hoppiness for a stout. Good stout.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby-brown colour, quick disappearing tan head which leaves no residual lacing. Appears flat but becomes rather carbonated on the palate. Smells like homebrew, also has a tinge of a metallic smell. Rich roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and mild hop flavor. Slight metallic aftertaste as well. Nice dry finish, well rounded beer.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce dry coffee, milk, coaco, and rosted malt nose. Dark brown body with a loose mocha head. Roasted maltyness boarders on a slight burnt taste, coffee, a little earthy bitterness, touches of dark chocolate and alcohol make appearances. Finishes with more roasted malt and toast.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pleasant stout, think I detected some rye along with the cocoa, coffee and hop bitterness. Seems very true to the style, enjoyable.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted, dry chocolatey bietter. unpleasant flavor for some reason but solid.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Slightly sweet, creamy and smooth with a lightly bitter aftertaste. This is good stuff.