jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2003 Deep brownish red, almost looks hazy. Thin off white head and lace that started off fat and pocky. Nose of roasted, flaked barley, coffee and hints of chocolate. Thinnish bodied, creamy, pleasant malts, touch of caramel, flaked barley, beautiful hints of chocolate and coffee. Tangy hop finish with ample dryness. A bit astrigent but i dont care. This is pretty good. Missing that extra something, if it had it, would be a 4.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark redbrown hue with beige head. Blue cheese, cream and chocolate in the aroma. Biscuits, hints of cream and a big bitter finish makes this an enjoyable beer.
NationWide (12) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark like a coal mine, with a creamy brown head. Excellent flavor, with more than a hint of chocolate and coffee. Not a beer to be pounded down in large quantities, but rather enjoyed one or two bottles in an evening.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good, smooth beer with a nice chocolatety, full-bodied taste.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good one, but it seems a little weak. Donít get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but it seems lacking somehow. Careful, this stuff goes down like a milkshake, cuz itís smooth.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too bad. Definatley a good beer. Drink up.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - APR 1, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I like the coffee aftertaste with the creaminess. It seems to settle heavy but thatís not a reason to pass this up. This is a fine stout for those looking for their first one to try. ;)
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has to be one of my favorite icy cold oneís. Thick frothy head that you can stand a spoon up in. A bit coffee like, yes. Sweet roasted, yes. Creamy rich and hard to beat!
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK stout. Tastes better than it smells.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing dark chestnut. Foamy tan head. Moderately heavy carbonation. Chocolate malt, barley, light caramel and burnt sugar aroma. Medium body, loaded with tangy malts. Notes of molasses, burnt caramel, chocolate and barley. Anise and espresso aftertaste. Faint creamy sweetness, although this brew is relatively dry for a sweet stout. Bitter undertow of malts is tasty. Finishes slightly less bitter. A true quaffing stout.