jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer out of the bottle with a foamy tan head that would not go away. Too much carbonation on the tongue. Lots of charcol, ash, roast coffee, bitter chocolate and a little blood. Nice bitter coffee sensation in the exhale. Decent stout.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good roasted malt coffee aroma. Black opaque color with an average brown head. Good roasted malt coffee type flavors as I would expect form a good stout. This is a well made stout and I will have no problem drinking it again.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Opaque black. Dark brown steady head. Brown bread aroma, slightly alcoholic. Coffee palate with roasted malt. Finish is thin but smooth.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head just explodes out of the glass no matter how carefully you pour it. It's actually pretty darn iritating. As usual, it's a bit of a second-rate offering from Shipyard. Color looks about right, pitch black with a tan head. If only you could keep the head down to a normal level.
As MartinT mentioned, there is little complexity in the aroma and flavor. Roasted malt and coffee flavors are quite prevalent, but it has nothing else going for it.
This brew is medium-bodied with way too much carbonation and a too-thin mouthfeel. Way too fizzy.
I dunno, all in all it was not a beer worth drinking again.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Prevalent roastiness with blueberry undertones...The body is a bit too carbonated, and even metallic at times, and lacks in malt complexity to my tastes...Roastiness lasts, even meets a little coffee bean, but this doesn't change the fact that this isn't much of a conversation piece...
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slighly roasted, oily and metal aroma. Large,light beige head. Bitter chocolate flavor, metallic hint, slight bitterness. Fairly water body and a little bubbly going down. Shipyard is hit and miss, this one misses IMO.
Terminus (3351) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle-pours pitch black with a relentless tan head. aaroma of coffee, dusty yeast, slightly metallic. flavors match the aroma, which isn't a good thing. the bottle was over a year old and i think it was badly oxidized. Thanks BBB63, but this one was a dud
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, unfortunately nitro. So it obviously has a tight creamy head and little carbonation. Taste is of bitter chocolate coffee with a dry, bitter finish.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque apperance with a small kahki head. Aroma is roasted barley with some buttery chocolate. Some dry roasty flavor with a touch of coffee. Finishes fairly bitter. Decent stout, but nothing more than that.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
POurs a fully opaque black with a robust, but quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is very coffee-like, with maybe a hint of caramel in there. Whoa, this is super thin and super watery to begin with. Coffee all the way through. Much too overhopped and too thin. Too unbalanced. Agree with Argo0--this is more like a porter than a stout.