bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this is a good beer. Chocolate with a good stout bite. Creamy texture.
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt coffee, chocolate aroma. Creamy, sweet, chocolate at first. Roasted coffee, with a well blended slightly bitter aftertaste. This beer is excellent.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 A very nice stout that went down very smooth and ceamy. Lots of roast and carmelization. Very solid brew.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black with a dark chocolate head. Head retention is nice .
aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and a little acohol is detected.
the taste is a near perfect balance of roast chocolate malt and hoppy bitterness. The finish has a little crispness to it.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The alcohol warms nicely. Drinkability is enhanced by the overall smoothness and balance. My new favorite stout.
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good heavy stout, with a nice appearance, could have bean a little more complex in the taste. But a very good beer.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown almost black color with a nice brown head. The taste is smooth with notes of coffee, chocolate and hard roasted malts. Very nice beer.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells a little like a raspberry truffle, very chocolatey. very creamy and smooth, but perhaps a little too bitter initially. i would like it to be a little chewier; it seems just a little thin. it finishes mellow, a little burnt and earthy. very good beer--one of the bitterest sweet stouts i've had.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque brown-black with a tan rocky head. Fairly effervescent for a stout. Sour chocolate aroma. Bitterness is a bit overwhelming at first, but creamy texture imparts a smooth drinkability. Very "chewy" texture. Finish is burnt but pleasant. Thinnish mouthfeel, despite all that's going on. I think a few more ABV % points would make it almost perfect.
Crockett (1076) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, It came to me in a bottle that read "Wild Irish Rogue". Apparently this is a different beer. I guess you can only make so many stouts. Regardless, It was very nice. Black/Red with a dark tan head. Suds for the length of the beer, including the gorgeous tall dark tan origin. Very malty, milk chocolate and roasted oat nose. Relatively thin mouth feel. Redeeming in a deep espresso, full sprectrum chocolate. Slight smoke. Malty with earth. Sweet cookie dough lingers as it warms. Raisin, yeast sediment, and citrus. Pleasing.
OldGrowth (3169) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Chocolate,cream,little raisan, plum, yeast. Nice brownish black. Clean, though sediment had settled on bottom. Bakers chocolate, coffee flavor. Creamy, bitter, dry finish. Very good, extremely drinkable.