wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very fizzy, rapidly dispersing head--looks kind of like a pepsi. Dark, ruby, clear appearance. Aroma is slightly roasty. Flavor is slightly sweet, roasty, and finishes a little dry but not hoppy. A littly watery and unbalanced in the flavor.
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a tan head. Aromas of dark berry fruit, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Tangy and bitter flavors of espresso, nuts, and some sort of mineral that I can't pinpoint. A little too carbonated and a little too astringent for my taste, but this is still a well made beer. Thanks presario.
DocLock (8969) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep blackish burgundy in color, with a great thick head. Great smell of caramel, toffee, and nuts. Tastes very malty, with hints of molasses, soy sauce, caramel, chocolate, and port. Finishes very smooth, with a nice hoppy malty tang at the end.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small brown head. Dark chocolate and malt aromas. Flavor of black coffee and a little toasty. Slightly bitter on the end. Fizzy and burpy palate.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not near as good as the Oatmeal Stout, this beer screams soy sauce at me. This would definitely compliment sushi or other Japanese foods, however, as my after-dinner drink, this one is somewhat lacking. Not much of a head and an extremely dark appearance, this beer does not follow through with a beerish taste, rather, it's just soy sauce all the way through. I'm surprised this one wasn't brewed by Kikkoman.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tan head, dark brown body. Aroma of mollases, coffee, nutty. Taste is malty, slighty bitter but just the right amount. Not as good as Stone's Smoked Porter, but it is a good Porter. I guess I could have picked a 'better' beer for my 100th rating, but this one will do.
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has grown on me.I wasn´t too keen on it at first,but have drunk this brew regularly at my local pub.Nice looking drink,big head and black coloured body.Complex taste and a long bitter aftertaste.An enjoyable beer indeed.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 Nice coffee and baking chocolate arome. Pours pitch black with a medium, lasting beige head. Tastes of coffee with roasted flavors. Rich and bittersweet. Decent hop presence; somewhat dry. Very good.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAR 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth with a nice beginning. Tastes almost like Newcastle, but much more bitter. The finish and aftertaste are both strong, but that is a good thing because the aftertaste is great. I highly recommend it.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled: dar blach-brown hue. tan head. dark roasted malt aromas full bodied palate, dried fruit accents with hard malty finish. some sweetness evident as well. not as good as the more full flavor of fullers