HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Not bad, but didn’t live up to the hype. Another over-hopped micro...I think I will stick to Guinness, Murphy’s, and Beamish.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice stout. This is what I think of when I hear the words - sweet stout. Very nice sweet rich flavor complimented by the faint bittering hops.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, that is a good stout. Dark black in color. Sweet chocolate flavors and aroma. Nice balance of hops. A very good beer!
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 Wisps of chocolate in the aroma. Nice oily texture balances the bitterness. Absolutely wonderful.
Terrific dry stout with bitering hops and a hnt of chocolate. Very nice.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mocha brown head over an oily base. Beautiful lacing is evident. Burnt, grainy odor with oatmeal emanating from without. Just a little bit of sweetness, but not too much; just right. Bitter piny hops are followed by a long, long, long roasty aftertaste. Great stuff.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2004 Bottle. I agree with everything that VENOM wrote, so I won't belabor any points. If you aren't a stout fan before you drink this though, it won't make you change your mind. The acidity was almost too much.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 5/29/2003Re-Rate: Wow, at times I take this beer for granted, beautiful all around. Big black body, a rich thick brown head that has beautiful layers, light on top, darker on bottom. Chocolatey, smokey, well roasted and a hint of bitter PNW hop character, citrucy almost. Taste begins chocolatey, and then dances dances with hoppy tones and roasted barley. Nice smokey notes as well. The distinctive pacman yeast makes its presence known among the roastey chocolate finish. Body is smooth and creamy with a bit of a bite, dry palate enhances roastedness. Having this at the brewery on at least two or three occasions per month led me to neglect its phenomenal qualities as a sweet stout. I don't think I let it warm up enough there. an awesome beer.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask:Brown head. Slightly burnt choc malt nose. Faintly smoked malt taste with long bitter finish.Good body
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nicely done stout. Nice chocolate, coffee, and roasted barley flavors with a surprising amount of hops.
MiataManiac99 (6) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly perfect sweet stout. The head is really bitter though...so watch out if you quaff early! Still, a remarkable stout!