dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
if ya like stouts and a little hops this is a good try nice and flavorful a bit bitter yet smooth
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love the color of this beer. It has a nice head and enjoy the taste of it. A slight bitter tinge to it, but I feel that it adds to the overall flavor. Slightly creamy, without being to heavy.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark black rich and creamy. Rich chocalate flavor.Sweet with a hop bite. I love this killer stout.After drinking the another 22oz I had stashed in the fridge,I do believe this stout is the finest I have ever tasted. I have to give it a perfect rating.
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Over-the-top head. Rich, chocolatey/coffee taste. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side. Very bitter finish. A bold, distinctive stout. The best domestic stout Iíve had.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff has the biggest head Iíve ever seen on anything. I poured a little of it into a 16 oz. glass (held tilted over to minimize the head), and the thick tan foam filled up the entire glass! That was sort of ridiculous. Once that settled down a bit, though, I was able to appreciate the impenetrable blackness of its appearance, the rich, chocolatey/coffee-like taste, and the warm, glowing finish. This is a first-rate stout, and one that I plan to drink again.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Among the rich, indulgent stouts, this is the richest, most indulgent.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful looking beer - dark as the night. Dark head, not creamy but carbonated. A fine brew with notes of burnt chocolate and pine - flavors are abundant, which I like. However, I would categorize this as a dry stout and not exaclty my cup of tea - since I like a bit more malt. A bit hoppy for my taste buds, the hops are really accentuated. Iím sure the hop-heads would rate it higher.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh man this looks and smells terrific. Crackling head, typical stout darkness. Subtly-blended dark malt, slightly smoky, and I smell a touch of cinnamon? Distinctly coffee-like, without trying to be. Lovely earthy hop bite, not bitter to my palate by any means. Impeccably smooth, what more could one ask for?
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Eeegsh. I guess I donít understand why so many beer lovers like so many kinds of stout. (Donít get me wrong; I think I really like the Imperials....) Well, what to say about this one . . . I couldnít detect much of any aroma, and what I could detect was pretty stale in character. Lovely color, as usual, for a stout, but just really damn hard to shovel into my gut. Decent dark head, but just really heavy and dull in the taste; Iím not sure what Iím supposed to be picking up here. Yeah, something chocolate-like in the finish, I guess. Maybe Iím just not a stout guy. Rogue does good brews, too, so I guess itís me.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perhaps I need to try this one again... it has been a few years and my tastes have changed. Itís bitter with coffee flavoring. Felt good in the mouth.