anders37 (20914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted malty finish.
thornecb (5134) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan micro head quickly subsides to skim surface. Sour chocolate aromas. Thin with front to back roasted chocolate, caramel and espresso. Lasting bittersweet chocolate finish.
daniele (7210) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura buona schiumam pittuosto persistente aromi piuttosto intensi note di legno porto tostato in bocca morbida poco frizzante una nota di porto
Sammy (10338) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good stout, with coco and a bit of coffee, and not over-the-top. Nicely drinkable. Dark brown, sweet with bitterness there. Nice.
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with a small tan head. aroma is lightly roasty with some english hops and some english pale malts too. notes of tea. low carbonation. flavor has caramel, a light roast, and tea. sweet and milky palate.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkbrown look with small head and notes of smoke, coffee, roasted malt, creamy soft mouthfeel, medium body, a bit watery depiste the high abv %. Had expected more!
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
500. Pours seemingly black with rubied spots--crystal clear, though, if you get enough light behind it. Nice mild sweet milk chocolatey nose. Medium body with soft carb. Light sourness hits you early in the mid-palate. Sweet and chocolatey. Very light resiny bitterness in the finish, but not much, and no linger at all. Solid little beer, but unremarkable.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy after4ever. Pours translucent blackish brown with garnet highlights and a tan head. Full sweet body and moderate carbonation. Toasted nut and chocolate aroma. Sweet toasty malt and chocolate taste. Low participation from the hops and thus sort of a nothing finish, but otherwise a tasty beer.
gripweed57 (1204) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transluscent dark brown color with reddish hues. Small tan head. Wonderful sweet roasted malt aroma of coffee and treacle. Wow, this is really good! Complex dark malt flavor with notes of dried fruit, licorice, root beer and molasses. There is an unlying hop character that balances this stout nicely, but the malt is the real star here. The long flavorful warming finish is sublime. This truly is a World Class Stout!.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of brown sugar and molasses. Full, rich dark caramel malty body has a nice balance of bittering hops and a roasty dark chocolate finish with a touch of tobacco. Very well-balanced, smooth, complex and enjoyable a nice foreign stout.