Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was truly magnificant. It went down so smooth and it really turned me on to liking stouts. Great beer!!!
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Weak head, decent lace all the same. The combination of clear bottle and dark color create interesting impression. Sweet, with a good chocolate flavor. Pretty good stuff,
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a fairly lasting head. Very pleasant flavour of nice roasted malts, coffee etc. Extremely smooth. Medium bitter finish. Definately one of my favourite stouts!
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty aroma and a tan head that lasted. Very dark with no light coming through the glass. As for the taste...... it was lovely. Smooth from start to finish and nice burnt malt/coffee flavors but not at all harsh. A great change from the everyday Guinness.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Skunky aroma (clear bottle). Even though the aroma is ruined this was still enjoyable. Well-balanced sweetness. Full of flavor yet nothing offends my tongue. Itís so heavy I canít feel the alcohol much at all, just the oats in my stomach. Beats Guinness any day.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, oatmeal stout may not be my style, donít know... but I felt this one was a little bit intense. Good flavors, but a bit strong on the coffee for me.
IFearNoBeer (15) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good stuff, leaves a nice burnt and coffee aftertaste.. no real sweetness to it, which I liked as Iím not nuts about sweet stouts. This beer ROCKS with dessert foods, like a cookie. Itís tan head really disappears quickly which is a bummer. But again, awesome with cookies.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, this is what stout should be. Forget that Guinness dry stout crap. Mocha and roasted malt on the nose foreshadows the flavors youíre about to encounter. Talk about smooth and creamy? This is the epitome of smooth and creamy. Mocha and roasted malt flavors and creamy texture do battle with neither coming out ahead, which is a good thing. Smooth character with interacting flavors just feels great in the mouth. Smooth chocolate finish leaves a pleasant aftertaste that doesnít linger too long. Exquisite and a new favorite.
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really suprised to discover that the glass bottle was clear glass...heh heh
omhper (19447) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black. Instransparent. Roasty, creamy, softly malty. Medium bitterness. Wonderfully balanced.