SlamminScott (40) - USA - NOV 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I decided to try this stout due to the overwhelming praise it receives here. I was not disappointed! An excellent blend of chocolate and coffee flavors makes this a pleasureful beer to drink. The aroma is unbelievable! A very strong and distinct aroma of sweet chocolate. I opened a bottle of this stout in my house and could still smell traces of it the next day! From what I could tell, the color is jet black. I haven’t had many stouts but this one tops my list so far!
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2003 My favorite stout of all time. Chocolaty brown head, very distinct. Extremely dark beer, but still slightly brown. First taste is chocolate, then coffee. Eventual aftertaste is almost a spicy beef jerky. Sounds odd, but it is excellent. Very complex flavor, distinct flavor sets it apart from others. Quite strong but still drinkable large quantities.
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty. Impressive pour with a nice thick head. Good smell from across the room. Hoppy stout
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 black/brown with HUGE dark brown creamy head, alcoholly/Chocolatey aroma, roasted nut flavor with a beautiful 'coffee with lotz of cream' like finish
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had one of those large bottles. Ink-black, lovely tan head. A little too bubbly. Head didn’t stick around as long as I’d like. Superior texture. I like the ample roasty chocolate flavor and bitey aftertaste. Solid all-around. My 2nd favorite stout.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very well done stout with a strong chocalate taste with a slightly bitter sweet finish but worth the money to try again and again
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
40 weight color. Muddy looking irredescent head subsides forming a slick on top. Rich chocolate malt, anise, burnt toast crumbs, and coffee aromas with wafts of berries. Semi-sweet chocolate start attemps to mask a mildly astringent sensation on the tongue. Medium palate funnels down to a some what watery bitter finish with baker’s chocolate lingering.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Subdued chocolate aroma. No sweetness. Bitter, even burnt flavor. Nasty acidic notes. Poor stout.
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice, somewhat hoppy stout with mellow chocolate and coffee overtones.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
porter and stout tasting ’02: jet black with a noisy light brown head. roasty, burnt, cascade hop aroma. big coffee and bitter chocolate flavours. subtly sweet. lingering hoppy finish. very nice.