brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 Rerate: Not as impressive this time around. A little less body and flavor.
Smell of liquor (and I like liquor as you can tell) complex taste of oatmeal (oatmeal? no shit!) and syrup. My only beef with this beer is that it's not easy to drink.
lambda (1) - USA - AUG 18, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich dark color, tan head. Medium body with extremely smooth feel. Hints of honey and apricot. Slight acidic/metallic flavor, but hardly noticeable. A delicious sweet stout.
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great beer, with rich, full body and taste... this is one of my favorite beers! It's rather hard to find in the Ohio boondocks, but well worth the searching effort once one finds it!
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep translucent red with medium size shortish lasting tan head. Medium to light body with seriously satiny smooth and surprisingly clean almost medium dry red wine mouth feel. Unexpectedly mild roast malt and coffee with hints of light vinous flavours. Superb mild bitter smooth finish.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer I discovered because my favorite was out of stock. Smooth flavor with just the right aftertaste. A new favorite stout. Highly reccommended.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2003 I think I'm in love. Beautiful beer. Beautiful label and a wonderful taste. Smooth, dark and delicious with a little sweetness w/o being overly sweet. One of my favorites in my limited repertoire. Its GLORIOUS.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark black. tan head. beautiful chocolate malt. perfectly balanced with hints of coffee. goes down like teflon. great beer
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark brown to black body with red tinting topped by a thick lasting tan head with good lacing. Slightly sweet and roasty malt aroma with subtle chocolate notes and a very slight hoppiness. Sweet and slighlty chocolaty malt flavor wtih a touch of roastiness and a little bitterness. The finish is roasty with a touch of hoppiness. Full bodied, a little chewy but smooth.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Classic stout aroma with a hint of oatmeal. Dark brown in color with a head that looks like it will last. Not a big flavored beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice opaque black color,small medium tan head that had a pretty good staying power,mild lacing.Malty hoppy aroma.Sweet malt taste,maybe a mild dried fruit presence along with a decent amount of hop's.The after taste was sweet and malty and fairly long lastingthere was also a slight sour taste to this brew that was in the middle of the tasting.It's an ok brew nothing special IMO but well worth trying again.This one might just be highly light struck and getting a little skunked out.