friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For someone weaned on Guinness, this beer was a revelation. Rich and powerful, but not too heavy. I had it in the humid Massachusetts summer and it’s fantastic taste belied the folk wisdom thast stouts bare only for the winter. This is a special beer.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful black color with good sized light brown head, tastesof roasted chocolate malt with strong hints of coffee, hops come in for a wonderful finish, simply outstanding!
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a trace of sunlight could poke through the body of this black beauty. Thick tan head that can get a little out of hand if your not careful with the pour. Sweet molasses aroma with some coffee hints. Flavor of espresso with very prominent roasted hint that fades into a rather buttery textured finish. This stuff grows on you as time goes by.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Re-Rate 08/07/02: I guess many think this beer has slipped over the years, and that the clear bottle decreases its flavor. I have had this bottle since August of 2001 so its a year plus old. Color, is ’Black as The Mid-Pacific on a cloudy night’, the head is quite decent, light chocolate in color, the lace is thick sheets clinging to the glass. Nose ’Ah the Nose’, toasted grains, bitter-sweet chocolate, caramel, malt and one of the ’More Sniffable’ beers around. Front is sweet, creamy rich, the top is full, the finish has a nice crisp acidc bite, dry and a quite acceptable hop presence. Still one of the best ’Stouts’ on the ’Beer market’ today, yesterday and it will be tomorrow. This is one brewery that loves its beer and the drinkers who buy their products. Ranks #119 on my current 1000 beer list.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great imperial. Displays all the classic qualitys you look for in the style. Pours as dark as used motor oil.Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Rich flavor with a good balance of Roasted malt and hops. Just a good standard to judge the style by.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very complex aroma and flavour (primarily of roasted/burnt malt). Heavily bitter and LONG finish. A bit too heavy and ’smoky’ for me, though.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Great
encountered... simular to soy sauce. My
to me it
dopplebock. Flavors of coffee, plums, and soy sauce.
10 or 15
through. Kicks the crap out of their Oatmeal Stout. Satisfying.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Huge,roasty,stoney,liquorice,and vinous,aromas. Tar-like appearance with huge,creamy,head. The flavor is as quality as aroma.Silky head clinging to glass.Some hop aromas too,and a slightly hoppy,dark fruit finish.Oily,silky palate.Chocolate burps with slight alcohol.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can’t believe that I’ve never drank this before tonight. One of the boldest, more complex beers that I have had. Brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, and many more flavors will club you over the head. If you like budcoorsmiller you will hate this beer. If you love chewy dark complex beers, this one’s for you!
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robust and Dark, full of chocolate flavor, Makes me think of colder weather.Loads of flavor, a superb quality Stout. <<--Just waiting for the snowfall, 95 degrees here today, but I am thinking of colder times to come, Very Highly Recommended