Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another fine brew from Sam Smith. Very dark...thick creamy head...coffee and chocolate...creamy bitterness with a mildly sweet finish...
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 Black, toffee coloured tall lasting head. Salty aroma with chocolate and traces of red berries. Very rich flavour with more chocolate, coffee, roasted and sweet malts, vanilla, traces of red berries and some smokey notes too. Exceptionally smooth yet sugarsticky palate. Overall excellent.
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with an offwhite head.
A salty aroma from chocolate and overripe apples.
Flavour is burnt from coffee and really dark chocolate.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brew. The first aroma I noticed was cocoa and very subtle coffee. Sweetness is actually very nice as it mixes with the creamy texture that gives more than a mouthful. Nicely carbonated with a nice long buzz on the tongue. Black as tar on the pour with a nice creamy head. One I will have again for sure.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Huge aroma from raisins and overripe apples. Creamy flavour with notes of mocca, coffee and dark chocolate. Dry, woody palate.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cola colored with a frothy head. Heavy sweet roasted malt smell. Tasted outstanding!! Strong bitter coffee taste. This would be a perfect breakfast beer. I could feel the alcohol burn on my lips but not in the taste. And so smooooooth!!!
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with a frothy dark tan head. Has a subtle sour grape smell similar to some wines. Feels oily and tastes like burnt raisins. The chocolate flavor is kind of like the bitter rasberry chocolate filling in the middle of cakes. A very sweet beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I, too, love dark beer, and this is no exception. Pours a lovely black with a brownish head. Very smooth for the style, but nonetheless makes its presence known in the aftertaste.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First off, my must tell you--I LOVE DARK BEER! This beer DIDN"T let me down. Terrific melding of hops and malt, The lacing on the glass is like looking at a beautiful painting. If you love stouts as much as I do, buy this beer!!! If you don’t---BUY THIS BEER!!!
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice medium head, very rich with a nice bitter taste not feeliing the christmas cake but chocolate for sure.