Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark color. a bit thin on the palate. I like bells and a few others more.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black hole that lets small amounts of deep purple seep out. Beautifully fresh aroma of nuts and fruits. Creamy nuts and chocolate fill the palate and linger. What an amazing brew!
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definately one of the best stouts Iíve tried. Creamy and with a really long lasting palate. Glad I found it.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sour creamy coffee aroma.To me this ale has the complexity of a stout and a fine chocolaty dopple bock.The finish is oaky mellow with a touch of mild hops.Another great beer Ive overlooked.
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
All I can say is wow. It loses a little bit for the alcohol in the nose, and the palate isnít as rich as it could be, but Iím really searching for nits to pick. This is just a fantastic beer.
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and coffee aroma. Black, brussels lace. Malt and coffee taste. Fullmouth, nice
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour milk smells, dark black (+red) color, low leggy tan head. Chocolate and buttery tnes. Creamy mouth and a full body.
Frank (3257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice dark color. Almost opaque black, maybe a hint of red. Thick brown head that leaves lines of lace with each sip. Roast malt flavor with sweet chocolate and alcohol overtones. Nice hops in the nose. Overall, a very full and well-balanced beer.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a solid brew. The roasted coffee flavor & alcohol was nicley balanced with the hops and malt. You can just taste the alcohol, I wish this were a 10% I imagine it would have been better if it were in a dark bottle.... But still a good buy...
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
re-rate - o.k. i may have been a bit naive, this is a fine and quality IPS, but it holds no candle to some others of the style.......original: thee undisputed king of stouts! (in my book, at least, so far,)