Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a black body and a thick tan creamy head with lots of lace. Smokey malt aroma with a strange background. The background smells sadly like stale cigerette ash. Smokey malt flavor with good coffee notes. Much better than the aroma. Smokey bitter finish. Full Bodied, slightly dry and relatively smooth.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a very dark brown color and a roasted smell. Taste is similar to the smell and finishes mildly bitter. Overall not a bad stout, not my favorite, but not bad.
RichardGretton (4565) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minimal head, very little aroma and a slightly smoked flavour. A fairly good stout but not as good as the Irish stouts.
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark pour, no head to speak of. Very light roasted aroma. Very thin taste, seemed very watery to me.
leaparsons (9499) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost an inky, purple-black in colour. Smooth and creamy at first, followed by a nice roasted finish that lasts for some time.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before date - 1/31/02. Semi-opaque dark mahogany with a thin but sticky light tan head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of cardboard, dry roasted malts and some light chocolate. Rather full bodied (or fuller) for a dry stout. Dry roasted malt flavor, slightly oxidized. Tangy aftertaste, lightly woody. Roasted barley notes as well. Finishes dry, chocolatey and peanutty. Very decent dry stout, even for one beyond the date.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just to thin on the palate. It’s got a good roasted aroma, but it tastes a bit too coffee-ish. Too watery.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a good flavor, nothing spectacular though. A good stout needs to be thicker than this.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very typical stout. Black, roast, little bit of hop, coffee. Seen this before.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black color; Head consisted of the rim bubbles only; Good black patent malt aromas. Thin on the tongue. No compexity. Some decent roasted flavors with the requisite bitterness. A disappointing stout. Gus, were you a bit tipsy when you wrote that one? :)