TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty dark color though it appears ruby red when held to the light with a retained tan colored head. Aroma is sweet malt with a slight nod to roastiness. Flavor starts our with a decent bit of roasted nuts, then just dies. Biggest complaint like everyone else is te watery nature of this stout. A pretty big problem for a beer of this genre.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too light bodied for my tastes, but a good beginners stout for those who aren’t fans of the heavier Imperial style.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste damn good with these salted smoked almonds I’m eating. Pitch black color with little head. Little coffee and toasted nut flavor...or that could be the almonds.
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a very deep dark brown, with a nice modest sized foamy tan head. Some dark roasted aromas, and not much else. Flaovr was fairly sweet, dark roasted, and some molassas notes. A bit dry and smokey. Feel was very thin, watery maybe and carbonation was quite low.(this not necessarily a bad thing) Finish was a lingering sweet smokey taste
PorterPounder (6966) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2005 Rerate After drinking most of the six of this, my enthusiasm is somewhat diminishing, has somewhat of a gassy taste to it, still a decent stout though and the mouthfeel is just a tad chalky Original 3.4 Picked up a six at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Pours a dark, ruby red with a tight coating of khaki foam with decent lacing. Aroma has some chocolate notes with a bit of coffee ingering in the background. Flavor has some of the same notes with a delectable fruity undertone with a bit of maple syrup to round it out. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and finishes strong. A good winter warmer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is dark brown with big bubbled tan head...smell is a little coffee and cocoa...thin bodied...damn...I had high hopes...definately chocolate and coffe though, just watery...medium finish...not too quick but not sticky either...
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 2006 bottle. Pours a dark rouge black. Very little head. Roasted coffee notes with some chocolate on the taste. A bit fuller than when I rated before, but still thin for my taste...medium-light bodied. Goes down smooth and has a nice after taste though.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Nose smells like a musty chocolate store and is kind of sour. Taste is bitter up front with some thin roasted chocolate notes. There is a sourness present that is not very good. Overall it is just a wee but thin. The nose just reminds me too much of spoiled chocolate milk. This brewery has much, much better beer.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. black with a thin grey head. roasted coffee aroma. taste is coffee and scorched chocolate. watered down overall. i’m a fan of this brewery but this one just didn’t measure up.
haukur (1623) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very thin for the style .. roasted taste is all the way through, a bit watery and below avarage for the style