ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 wasnt impressed at all. Too weak, definitely dont think it would have hurt to put some more malt/coffee roast in here. Leaves you wanting more, and i hate beers that do that. ok im probably being too harsh. it wasnt that bad. Looks the usual, thin, clear but in this case actually a dark brown. Fizzy, light, no complexity. 2004 bottle. Much better than I remember, still a bit on the lighter side, but there is a decent roastiness there that I enjoyed, quite bitter and oily. Amp up the sweetness and they could be on to something, because as it is, this just dosent have the balance or complexity I would like.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice milk chocolate and soft prunes…Nice coffee vapors and smooth undergarments…A good introduction to stouts…
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 07/06/02: Deep garnet, almost brown, the head is beige and adequate, as is the lace. Nose is caramel and lightly roasted grain. Front is sweet, the top is llight to medium, the finish is dry, acidic, nicely hopped, and sweet, a ’BEGINNERS’ stout? Drinkable, but a bit light for me.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty chocolate and coffee flavors, creamy head. One of my favorite sweet stouts. I like to drink this stuff.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love them stouts!
pilsnerrogge (2594) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Didn’t like tis one very much, tasted like burnt cocoa!
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great thick head. Intense dark chocolate smell with a hint of coffee. Nice balance between the bitterness and creaminess. A thick, sweet stout.
Ernest (6544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, fair lacing,
mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty
(roasted grain, burnt, strong coffee, dark chocolate). Flavor is
moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter,
lightly acidic, unclean. Light to medium body, watery (almost creamy)
texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Good flavor balance
and nice aroma, but there’s an unpleasant vegetal/husky aftertaste and a
poor mouthfeel (very thin and quite astringent).
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a good stout. 1 of the best sam adam’s i think not really creamy but has that nice bitter roasted flavor i luv.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light aroma. Good body, smooth, quite strong coffee and roasted malt taste, somehow ’raw’. Palate with strong coffee character and a light sourness.