Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black, with a thick tan head. This beer is beautiful to look at. Aroma is strong. Roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate are predominant. But it totally lacks in flavor. There are some light roasted malt flavor but they are overshadowed by this strange saltiness. It's almost like baking soda saltiness.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with a nice creamy light brown head. Big aroma of coffee and chocolate. Lots of roasted barley flavors, bitter finish. Thin bodied.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark opaque with golden hightlights on the pour. Tall dark khaki head. Dark roasted aroma of toast and bread. Blackberry and coffee come out when the aromas are studied. Dry with a burnt bitter finish. Roasted barley lingers after the moderatly sour finish. A little thin on the mouthfeel, but not distracting.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big dark head, obviously black body. Rusty aroma, rusty flavor too. Very light palate. Flavor has some complexity, and truly lives up to its billing as a 'dry' stout, but the whole thing is just too damned watery for my taste.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pitch black beer with a beutiful huge chocolate brown head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of chocolate. The flavor is slightly sour combined with bitter chocolate - it ends on a good bitterness. A nice dry stout.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A pleasant enough stout. Pleasant aromas. Nice fluffy coffee coloured head. Nicely roasted. But nothing special.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful aroma that is dry but hints at cherries and bourbon barrels. Some coffee and chocolate. Nice head, but it dies quickly. Medium bodied with a very sharp bitterness. Tastes like wood. This would be better if the aroma gave way to a similar taste. Enjoyable beer, kind of odd stout.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, but reddish brown around the edges. The head is probably the darkest I've ever seen for such a weak stout. The brown foam on top of this is what you expect for a 6% or an imperial stout. Instead it's on top of a 4% stout. Quite impressive. I was expecting to be let down, but then I stuck my nose into the glass and the aroma is HUGE. Much fresh coffee aroma. It's kind of like sticking your nose into a bag of coffee. A little chocolate backing it up. The flavor is equally big. A bit sweet, a little smokey, but oh so good. It's a little rich to be a quick drink, but you enjoy every sip. I'm impressed that they packed so much flavor into such a relatively small beer. Kudos to Orkney.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color with a brown laced head that grips the glass on the way down. A deep roasted bean aroma with plenty of bitter chocolate. The flavor mirrors the aroma with a robust dry roasted malt blast.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big brown head, nearly opaque, nearly black. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt in the nose with an underlying liqueur-like sweetness. Strong coffee in the flavor and the finish; sweeter than I'd expect for the style (assuming that this is properly classified as a dry stout). A little bit of a thin mouthfeel, but good flavors.