Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boring stout. I have no clue how it could have won an award. The very low ABV doesnt help either.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Papago
The beer pours a deep brown to black color with a purposeful and creamy chocolate brown head, the lace thick and concealing. Nose is toasted grain, coffee, slightly sweet, crisp, with the start sweet, nice grain profile and the top middling in feel. Finish is stern in its acidity, the hops pleasant to the palate, quite dry and a fair to middling stout overall.
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draft) Black body with tan head. Minimal aroma, sour cherry. Taste is roasty, bit of chocolate, finishes roasty and light cherry. Medium body.
3fourths (8603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2004
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ewww... holy crap this stuff must be old. It poured out of the bottle like motor oil, and that is in no way an exaggeration... there was a small dimple on the top of the beer (no head) like a thick syrup... I got a spoon and started playing with it, and it reminds me of semi-scrambled eggs, where the white goo is not totally mixed and it's still a bit syrupy and clumpy. I poured the rest of the 22oz bottle into another glass, and this one got all of the yeast at the bottom, so it all came up as floaties to the top and created an awful looking "hatched" floaty-head appearance. I should be allowed to rate this a 0 for appearance. Not sure if it's safe to drink even... ok, I'm taking the plunge... can't be worse than CCCB or Triple Bock right? ok... I'll sacrifice my body for the good of man... here goes... aaaaaaaAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH blacccc back into the glass... no carbonation, feels like raw eggs and I'm almost expecting it to start crawling away... dear lord what is this stuff. EASY TO DRINK MY SWEATY ASS
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Virtally no aroma. A very light stout. Thinnish and a bit reedy, with a faint smokiness.
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with a creamy and lasting tan head. Watery mouthfeel with a smooth, soft and gentle carbonation. Some roasty flavors, some burnt flavors. Subtle hop bitterness in the finish. Very close to Guinness in more ways than one. It would make for a great session stout, but won’t blow anyone away either. Either way, it’s a well-made brew.
Ernest (6731) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown to black, lasting head. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted, dark chocolate, strong coffee), lightly hoppy (pine), with notes of smoke and charcoal. Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.