sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 Kinda like someone poured some Guinness in my Boulevard Bully Porter, Then poured in some shitty wine to add sweetness. I've had much worse, but I've also had much better.Re-Rate: The last example I had seems to have been a little off, because this one is tolerable. Smells like coffee, dark fruit. Tastes like coffe, molasses, and chocolate malts. A thin hop presence makes itself known on the end. Still a little metallic, but much better this time around.
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An OK stout. A little heavy on the bittery diacetyl. Doesn’t come close to Bells Double Cream. However, this beer is good and very drinkable. Similar to guiness with a spike of sweetness. I’d like to try the draft version or even a nitro version.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely fuller bodied than the majority of your weak ass U.S. brewed stouts. A thin, quickly dissipating head. Definitely no lactose sugar used but sweet all the same. A pleasanty bitter coffee-like after-taste.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good American stout. As with most of Sam’s beer, it does look very nice in the glass. I think Sam’s beers were better when they were not contract brewed, but it still is a pretty decent beer.
Panzuriel (1513) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coffee-like stout with a nice silky smooth mouthfeel, good bitters and hints of mocha and chocolate. Beautiful dark beer contrasting a nice tan head and intoxicating aroma. This is a Great stout.
Stampion (190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocalatey, roasted flavor with a very smooth feel. Nice aroma and a decent dark brown color. Not the best stout, but still very good.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not abd stout. Some what mild but still a tasty stout.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black body/tan head. Thin with less than stellar flavor
Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a stout for people who don’t like stout. It’s not very sweet and it’s rather thin. Looks better than it drinks.