frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black color with a dense kahki colored head. Roasty aroma with some plum and coffee. Lots of dry roasted barley flavor, very light sweetness and a light mint note. Some cocoa in the finish. Pretty nice stuff.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a very thin brown head. Has a very nice roasted malt aroma and flavors of malt, chocolate, and coffee.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 black with a tall tan head. Lots of roasty mocha aroma. Taste starts with a sweet chocolate character, finishing with a big coffee finish, very rich and roasty with a nice even bitterness. This is a very smooth stout with a good thickness to it.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a brownish hue and no head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Dry with a strong coffee flavor and hints of chocolate and smoke. Simply a very nice stout.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Way black color with a big roasty chocolate and coffee aroma. Pours with hardly and head or lacing at all. Taste is smooth with a full bodied flavor. Drt, sweet, roasty & rich.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
jet black (no shock here). dry and a bit more hoppy than most stouts, w/ hints of chocolate. Tasty. thx batkins
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to enniskillen for sharing this one.nice chocolate aroma with a black body.has a bit of a chocolate head but not much.the flavor is very nice and has alot of the characteristics i look for in a stout.malts,hops,coffe,and smoke.very good common stout.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy coffee aroma, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, smoke. Body is opaque, thin tan head. A little thinner then I expected. Chocolate, espresso and bacon is the taste.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Jet black with a thick dark brown head. Sweet blackstrap molasses aroma, caramel and chocolate with light toastiness and roastiness. Long roasty finish with a creamy mouthfeel. Some hoppiness in the nose and mouth as well.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black in color. Hoppy aroma with some roasted cherries. Very hoppy flavor, balanced with some roasted coffee beans and faint bitter chocolate. Very bitter finish. Another nice brew from Andre’!