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 that’s 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 one’s. 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.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good stout, not quite smooth enough or thick enough to be a great stout, but overall quite good.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just supprting the great SA line of beer this is a good stout with a thick head, taste of cream is strong, over all i like it, but whats not to like from SA
coldandhot99 (18) - Abingdon, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite stout, but it does have a creamy head and is fairly smooth.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 Bottled. Good stout appearance, with creamy thick head; aroma nice bittersweet coffee/chocolate, though rather weak. Flavor careens between sweet and milky, and dark roastiness; good but without much punch (little hop presence). Body average, finish very smooth. Certainly better than the Spring Ale I just had, but Mr. Adams the Brewer, Patriot has certainly lost his status as one of America's best that he had when I was first getting into beer.
usafvol199 (9) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. A touch of coffee and a touch of chocolate. Not enough stout.
wortless (4) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma, and a prevalent chocolate/toasted malt flavor. I like the choice of hops in this Adams brew - more hops presence with a soft finish.