herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Good head retention. Nice roasted nose. Very solid dry stout. Dark roast coffee bitterness. Bitter chocolate. Excellent rendition.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: strong dark coffee, slight smoke, bittersweet chocolate, chocolate malts
Appearance: dark brown, tan head, lacing
Flavor: smoke, bakerís chocolate, dark-bitter coffee, slight creaminess, fresh hopiness
Palate: very bubbly, dry-hoppy aftertaste, as well as, a bitter sweet chocolate aftertaste
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good rpasted aroma. Slightly roasted and well balanced. Good malt finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Pelican Brewpub. Quite sweet. Roasted coffee, rich chocolate and anise, good balance and decent length, nice.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with a large head. Nose is malty with coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, lightly sweet with a bitter aftertaste.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to SlikWily for this brew! Heavy Coffee dominating the aroma on this bad boy, with undertones of hops. Nice creamy head that is lasting just like a head should be. Very smooth, light chocolate, dark coffee, earthy taste that is very smooth and thick, texture is like that of an imperial stout. This Dry Stout is far and away the best of the Dryís I have had. Very balanced, and more then I could have dreamed of.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet tasting with a powdered coa-coa aroma that transends into the flavor. Lactic smoothness and a fudge brownie goodness. In the glass it is black with maple shallows and a beige head. The aroma is a bit weak. Flavor also has a nice dry/bitter finish, a licorice whisper and an ripe bananna hint. Becomes much more complex as it approaches room temperature. Very good.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown-black, topped by a medium-thin tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma with hints of licorice- very Bellís-like. The body is a bit thinner than it initially appears, but is resplendent with powerful roasted malts and coffee. The mouthfeel is slightly tangy with a bitter finish. The beer did sweeten over time, offering a hint of chocolate. Very enjoyable.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with thin long lasting tan head Nose is malty with a kick of light hops. Taste is salty and malty. Pretty darn good I must say.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sixteen beers tasted this night and so many of them fell into the category of looking good, smelling good, but not tasing as good. This was one. Jet black with a dark tan head was visually appealing. The nose was coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, fruit. Complex and satisfying. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. But the taste was mediocre. All those good essences seemed to result in an unremarkable, average stout flavor. Good but certainly not exceptional.