Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoyed this one, warts and all. The appearance was cola-like with a moderate but quickly dissipating head. The flavor was strongly roasted and chocolately at first taste, then easily drinkable. The palate was oily yet watery, thin yet mildly coating--contraditions, I know. Not a brilliant stout, perhaps, but a drinkable concoction.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer, but can you really call it a stout? It seemed a little watery and sweet/fruity, and that didnt really belong. Not a bad beer, I actually kind of liked it, but it was a little too thin and I just can"t call it a true stout. Dissapointing.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Thin, weak, not much going on. Some roastiness. A stout for beginners. Re-rate: 1/7/04 Very mild all around. Wish I hadn't bought this again. I had forgotten that I already drank it an rated it.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin, watery, fruity, blah. Come on arnold, you can do better than that.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear mahogany with reddish hues. Thin tan head. Light carbonation. Aroma of roasted barley, chocolate malts and some light grain. Thin body. Initial black malt acidic twang. Lingering roasted flavor (for a moment) and a dry coffee edge. This is a sweet stout? Compared to what? Light cocoa notes and that ’pea’ aroma and light flavor. Roastedness and malt profile are not very strong or long lasting and this starts to taste like flat cola with coffee poured in. Regains a little body in the finish but I’ve had Brown ales with more heft than this...Stout? Thanks to legion242.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bad beer from a bad brewery. I wish Htown had more to offer as far as breweries go.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 15, 2002
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I may be a stout lover but I actually put this one down two-thirds of the way. Probably because this isn’t a freakin’ stout! It was thin and watery and it had some weird fruity thing going that went into the aftertaste. Quite an unpleasant experience; this beer should be ashamed of itself.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2001
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a Texas stout, this rules. Our winters are short and if you blink or take a nap, you might miss it. Hence, this stout takes advantage by not being over powering.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2000
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hot a great stout, but one that is drinkable. A beginners stout maybe? I was not the least impressed, but most my favorite stouts will take the hide of a Armadillo, so I tend to be easy on this beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rather thin and without much depth or complexity. Disappointing.