rickgordon (3833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with an espresso-brown head. Rich aroma of juniper berry and coffee. Smokey, sourish flavor with notes of tar, burnt coffee and horse blanket. Somewhat watery, fizzy palate.
larsniclas (5216) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled.
Black with an interesting brown head.
Smoky aroma with tones of juniper-berry.
Dry and smooth palate.
Smoky aroma with juniperberries and hazelnut.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle via mabdoney)
Joe will hate me for this but....AROMA of 7-11. It smelled like that distinctive blend of coffee, slurpee, and wet floor.....not all that bad, very unique. Decent flavor, coffee, smoke, notes of alcohol....came together nicely, not a bad stout.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wet coffee roasty, broad roast flavors span the coffee and dark cocoa ranges, medium slightly fizzy body that isn't rich, light anise
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dry. Smoky, yep. Roast, roast, roast. A tad thin. Nothing BAD, but unidimensional.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 Coffee aroma, very dark in color. Taste is big malt up front but fails to impress with the finish. Caronation is very soda like.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks exactly like the Wellington Imperial Stout that I had right before it. "Smells like 7-11", according to Andrew196. Yes, it really does...the hint of slurpee, cheap coffee, and Indian person...yep. Smoky flavor that isn't bad and leads nicely into a smooth finish. Good but not spectacular.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Nitrogen Tap: This brew poured a medium head of creamly finely sized light brown mostly lasting bubbles that left a good lacing and a opaque uncarbonated black body behind. It had a smooth initial flavor rush and a smooth finish. The flavor was a very mild smooth coffee one with roasted malt and caramel notes. Yummy! This is indeed a very nice stout that I would love to have agin.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm. Nice thick, frothy, brown head which settles nicely. Excellent aroma of roasted grain, a touch of coffee and dry roasted peanuts. Color is a very impressive black. Flavor is quite nice and smooth. Slightly sweet up front with more coffee and roasted grain in the end. Finish is pretty dry with a strong hops finish that is very well balanced. A good quality dry stout that has a nice "Hoppy Ending".
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
ho hum. smells like old coffee big time with a hint of skunk. Taste is almost nauseating, like coffee thats been filtered through a frat boy's hairy drunk buttocks. blagh. im guessing mine had gone bad. Very dry...very sweaty at the same time. totally black color...that was cool.