daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a light tan head. Milk chocolate, alcohol, roast and a bit of bread in the nose. The body is lightly roasty and alcoholic. Finishes long and sweetly malty. Not one of the better baltic porters I've had lately, but not terrible.
Crit (3420) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown,huge thick lasting tan head. Roasted nose. Faintly metallic roasted flavor
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, and liquorice aroma. Black, with a huge cappuccino head,moderate lace. Intense roasted coffee, strong liquorice and bitter chocolate create a blissful marriage of flavours. Sweet, with a well defined bitterness. Terrific! A gift from Radek, apparently this has not been made for along while, time has not hurt this elixer.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
normally, deciding how much i like a beer is easy. this one hurls some flavors at me that iím normally not enamoured of, but it seems to work anyway. the full bottle gives an approximation of the beers color: as bereft of clarity as any stout. it looks like a glass of peated potting soil. the evanescent head is as brown as a grocery bag. at first sniff it seemed only like a freshly squeezed licorice juice, but upon warming other fragrances can be exhumed: alcohol and sticky prunes, coffee and scorched wood. itís too sweet with anise and minced raisins at first, but i think i was gradually won over. flavors of coffee, chocolate--and if cabernet could thicken into a paste, then some of that too-- eased that over-ripe twang. bitterness is hard on the heels of the sweetness, like pickled and brandied raisins, that is what i think creates the cough syrup effect. itís clearly not for everyone, but for me, like the kid that gets thrown on his first pony ride but still clamors to get back on, iím ready to try it again.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy licorice & malt flavor. Has all sorts of robustness. Very interesting & enjoyable brew.
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 MonSeigneur Molasses has prescribed a delicious, raisiny syrup for us all...A noble pint of this and a bar or two of roasting chocolate, and all should go well wherever you dwell...
A 10-year-old bottle revealed lots of oxidation but also quite a bit ot raisins and molasses, lingering long after the sip. This is a fine beer to age, but at 10 years old, it is easy to say it has gone past its prime...
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color.Beautiful tan head and lace. Huge aroma of malt, licorice, molasses, cardboard and hints of coffee. Thick bodied, smooth, strong flavors of malt, caramel, alcohol, prunes and more. Vinous notes along with an immense drinkablity. Creamy and satisfying. Its a bit sweet but not overly so. A wonderful night cap.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick tan head. Licorice, chocolate notes in the nose. Deep blackish hue. Generous malt, reminds of an imperial, raisons, dark fruit, figs. Dry and delicate, oh so smooth. I love this stuff. How come all the low ratings? This sh*t is sweet and luscious. I could pound this all night long. Oh damn it.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Bottle. Hearty chocolate and raisin aroma with thin beige head and a black body. Thick malty taste, heavy on chocolate and dark fruit, tinge of caramel, and slight yeasty flavor. Lightly hopped. Alcohol in aftertaste.