SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, from BevMo. Pours ebony color with slight brick highlights at the rim and base of the glass when held to light, along with a small tannish head that diminishes to a ring of bubbles with no discernable lacing. Aroma is stout, roasty, hints of chocolate, burnt molasses and a milky herbiness. Flavor is nice, mostly sweet, prune juice with bitter notes, coffee, bakers chocolate, a bit of alcohol evident and an astringent roasty chocolate finish. Full body with the lightest possible carbonation. Pretty good, in fact Iíd declare it better than expected.
Kevin (2102) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
almost pitch black pour with a grey tan head. the nose is wine like. a lot of sweet grape booze. yogurt flavor, and the mouthfeel is gooey too. a strawberry, cherry, banana cream milkshake here. vanilla blueberry finish. i did not expect something this fruity. too much strawberry, hell, the flavor is strawberry, the finish is strawberry, and as it warms the strawberry reaches out and starts to strangle. this is seriously trying to kill me.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is just OK
not a stout really, though dark, it is too thin.
Not a lambic, although it has a smoky fruitiness.
Its kinda in its own class as a seasonal Christmas beer. Slightly astringent, not too bitter, not too sweet. A beer that tries to be all things and succeeds at none.
It has a clean, dispersed finish, just kinda disappears.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a translucent dark ruby brown with a small brown head. Aromas of cola,bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Palate was light bodied, smooth and clean. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, licorice, and a hint of smokieness with a lingering, clean bittersweet finish.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma is slighly roasted. Appearance black, but not so much that you cannot see through the glass. Pretty bland for a stout. Barely roasted, slightly sweet, if at all. Not worth the second purchase.
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very decient stout. A rival of Youngs Double Chocolate in flavor. But the beauty is in the simplicity of the flavor.
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a rich, lacing beige head. Fruity and roasted aromas. A bit spicy, too. Flavour is initially sweet, with lots of chocolate, smoke and roasted malts with a bitter finish. In the background there is also fruitiness.
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich, velvety black., thin khaki head and decent lacing. Aroma is sweet and roasty, hop spice and dark fruit. Also somewhat yeasty. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, a cidery flavor, burned toast, light smoke, then a tart, then bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black color with a tiny little tan head. Some coffee in the aroma and a hint of chocolate but itís sort of faint. Coffee and chocolate flavors are there but itís not defined enough for my taste and the beer is actually quite thin. Not really feeling this one.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml. bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black with virtually no head. Mild
chocolate malt aroma. Flavor starts off mildly sweet with lots of roasted malt and chocolate. Finishes somewhat bitter
and hides the alcohol very well. A bit thin bodied.