3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted chocolate malts dominate the aroma. This one is creamy and smooth up front with a biting dryness at the end, which is really pleasent. Nice flavor of smoke and cream. Quite good.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decently thick, off-white head over sweet smelling, dark brown (cola) stout. Very dry taste. Reminds me off dark chocolate. I don't get too much coffee. I found this beer to be quite enjoyable, but was a little pricy for what it was.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with a nice head and lots of lace. Malty espresso aroma. Taste is toffee malts with strong coffee tones, lightly sweet and bitter. The flavors could all stand to be a little more pronounced and it its a little on the thin side.
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This beer poured a small sized tan head with fine-small sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a dark brown hue. The nose was chocolate and coffee. The flavor of this beer was that of coffee with a smooth mouthfeel.
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with ruby edges, and almost no head. Roasted aroma, but with hints of licorce as well. Very dry taste, but with glimpses of roasted coffee, and malts. Good bitter finish as well. Maybe a bit on the weak side of a stout as far as assult on the taste buds, but a good beer.
hershiser2 (1859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paid $1.19 for a 12-oz single.
Dark brown, not black, big, fluffy head.
Sweet & rich choclate in the nose.
Coffee, slight orange, burnt toast, chocolate... all mixed together to make up the taste. Nice and refreshing.
A bit thin in the mouth- my only complaint about this brew.
Blockhead (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite enjoyable. Side by side with Rasputin, I usually go with the Imperial, but this is a solid, well-made stout that always pleases. Really, nothing wrong with it, but it does fail to stand out as the Rasputin does. I compare this to Sierra Navada Stout, the Shipyard Bluefin, and the Old Australia. Also similar to the Rogue Shakespeare. Great beer to keep in your "frequently purchased" list. Won't let you down, but won't inspire much poetry.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa. Smokey malt nose with wood. Taste was the same. amazing smokiness mxed with wood, malt, and even some chocolate and coffee. Lots going on here.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish black with a quickly dissipating, fluffy head. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted coffee flavor that doesn't overwhelm combined with a good dose of hops. It's the hops in this that I love. Slightly lingering bitter chocolate flavor. Very smooth and very nice.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured a jet black apperance with a nice creamy tan head. This was a very easy-drinking stout that doesn't have the astringent hop finish of most stouts. Great coffee notes came through in the flavor in a big way. My new favorite dry stout.