tofubeth (10) - Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid stout--one good for moving people past the regular brews into specialty beers. Not nearly as good as the Dark Island Ale, but a fine chaser to Dark Island.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - AUG 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, nice aroma of malt w/ hint of coffee, lively carbonation. body is rather thin for a stout.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
looked really nice, a big thick frothy head on top of an onyx liquid, aroma was equally as enticing, with lots of toasted malts, a bit of smoke, coffee and chocolate. unfortunately for this beer, it was downhill from there, flavor was very single faceted - toasted chocolate - and the aftertaste was a bit sour and grassy. body was alot thinner than i think it should be. this could be alot better with some heavier malt content that would boost the flavors and the body to a higher level.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful onyx with a healthy, frothy head that clings to the glass. Aroma is almost exclusively chocolate, with a bit of smoked malt thrown in for good measure. Flavor is a titilating blend of smoke and malt, heavy on the smoke. Some peat is detectable. This is a stout all unto its own. I WOULD LOVE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours to a dark black body with a thick, fully lasting head (in a tall, tapered glass) with excellent lacing. In my glass (a snifter), it didn’t pour so fortunate and immediately disapated. As such, I’ll go 50-50 with a 4. The aroma is chocolate with a touch of peat and wood, too weak, however. The flavor is peaty. Lightly roasted coffee. Too weak. Very boring and average. Probably too few ingredients in it. The palate is thin and slick. Too average. I’ve had WAAAAAYYYYY better stouts.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
poured a dark color w/ cascading look a large thick tan head good sticky lacing. Smelled fairly mild for a stout roasted malts light carmel and a hint of vanilla. Palate is over carbonated and overly thin. Flavor is very bland and weak a roasty almost smoked malt and not much else at all. Overall nothing special.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle pours with a small bubbled tan head. Aroma is sweet choolate and rich day old coffee. First taste is nicely bitter but a bit thin bodied. Flavors are good though but just too damn thin. Some tobacco in there as well.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 The aroma is coffee, cocoa powder and chocolate with a light roastiness. Smells nice. It pours dark brown to blacka nd holds a fairly lasting craggy mocha head. Very thin bodied fore, but nice toasted flavors of malt, coffee and chocolate. Hints at molasses and black licorice without ever really going there all the way. The finish is watery and the flavor really drops out. This could be good, but as it stands it nearly has the body of a porter and doesn’t really satisfy my stout tooth.
Nejhleader (1333) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick rich beer. fairly smooth drink for being so dark. taste of roasted expresso beans with a similiar aroma.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an opaque black with a thick tan head. The aroma is of roasted barley and black malt with a little noticeable hops. The creamy mouthfeel leads to a dry roasty finish. Nice.