fly (1393) - 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 (4866) - 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 (2333) - 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.
PorterPounder (5092) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as night appearance with a decent off-white head with a decent amount of lacing. Nice mellow malty aroma. Good dry roasted flavor with subtle coffee and chocolate notes. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel - stays strong to the finish - does not bitter out. Decent domestic stout.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2003 Sprucey, pruney and some smoke/creosote aroma. A little watery and sour on the front of the taste, but after that it gets very complex. Cocoa, smoke in a creamy brew with backend fizz. Moderately hopped and dry. Very dark with a camel-colored head. Good engraving-type label, but a ding for the twistoff. Edgy roast/hop finish. Quite good.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2006 Black with a huge head. Heavily roasted aroma with som hops. Tatse: very dry, dark chocolate and hops (autum leafs???). A bit to thin-bodied.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blue Fin Stout: Dry, bitter, opaque, medium palate, pours a nice toffee colored head. The highly roasted malt is not overtaken by the hopps, nice balance; this is great example of a dry stout.--- Oh yeah, I just clicked on the commercial description for “dry stout,” and this Blue Fin fit the bill.