jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet beer courtesy of the oatmeal, a great dark colour that looks great, and a full-bodied taste that makes it an all-around great beer!
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my all time favorites. Easy drinking drinking, full feel, great flavors. Have not had one in years, I do miss it.
obfuscatex (9) - USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best, it dosenít get much better than this.
Kodos (205) - USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours BLACK! Small short head. Roasted and toasted to the max. Vanilla? Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Not overly bitter, well balanced. Top notch for someone who isnít a big Stout fan.
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown almost black in color. Nice looking head. Aroma was not to powerful yet was quiet sweet with soft bitterness. Flavour is more pronounced but we cloud say that it is still gentle. Light roasted java coffee beans, some bitter walnuts. Nice composition yes, but I did expect a bit more heart in it. A bit to bland, unrefined to the excellence. This was my 700...Thans Doug for this interesting beer !
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/black in color, firm but short lived brown head. Aroma of roasted grains and toffee. Bitter finish, with sweet under the tounge aftertaste.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 I love this brewery. Smooth dark beverage. Surprisingly good chocolate head that quickly disappears. Chocolate and smoke and everything good for a stout.
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 Poured out of bottle, bought at Sam's Wine & Spirits in Chicago, 12/10/02. Deep, dark dark brown beer with a slight, murky brown cream head. The head forms in what I can only describe as small glops along the surface and on the edges of the glass, and it quickly gives off a wonderful malty cocoa (almost nutty) aroma. A very nice flavor of cocoa and malt, this one is a very easy drink for a stout, but does not lose any of the richness of flavor to make it so. It's just very tasty and feels wonderful going down. The finish is perhaps a little too bitter (like with some dark chocolates), but that mostly just makes me want to take another gulp to get rid of it! I This is one of the better stouts I've had, and I'll surely try some more.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Nearly black. Great high head that clings to the glass in clumps. Velvety smooooooth, barely carbonated body, goes down like chocolate milk. Perfectly balanced mocha flavors. Nice subtley hoppy finish. Unfortonately my experience with this stuff has been inconsistent, but at its best, this is great beer.