PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a ample tan head. Looks great in the glass. Taste was roasty, coffee with some sourness. Finish was slightly hoppy and slightly dry. Nothing bad about this, but nothing to set it apart either.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Dark, roasted, little to no head. A little better than average, but still nothing spectacular.
mighty_meadow (297) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bargain at £1per bottle from Morrison’s.
Looks like Guinness. Smells a bit like Guinness. Probably tastes slightly better than Guinness.
Very chocolate(y), coffee(ish) and malty.
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Pours black with a tan head. Subtle roast aromas. Creamy with flavor of milk chocolate. Very solid beer.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, big dark tan head with a lot of staying power. Coffee and chocolate aromas, slightly thin mouthfeel, almost porterish.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose of prunes or raisins. It is kind of dry, with a long somewhat sour finish. A lot of nice flavors, but unbalanced and somewhat sour. Overall disappointing.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good stout. Coffee flavored and bitter.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber bottle. Motor oil pour small beige head, produced solid lacing that coated the glass. Aroma is of a nice chocolate coffee scent. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate with an easy light hop bitterness that leaves a tingle on your tongue. Nice carbonation from a bottle. Medium bodied, not exceptionally thick but that gives you the ability to drink large amounts if you so choose. Drinkability is rather high on this one. The composition makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting more. An agreeable dry finish. I would purchase again.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoah! Black and chocolattey. Creamy, malty and lots of caramel overtones. The bottle I sampled gave a humongous head (four inches)! We must have shaken the bottle while watching the World Series.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extreme dark brown color verging on black. Creamy high brown head, excellent lace action. Carbonation cannot be seen in such a dark brew. Aroma of coffee, toffee, and figs followed by a mild whiff of grassy hops. Heavy palate that’s a bit flat leading to a very thick feel. Initially has a burnt coffee taste thats powerful, then it shifts to a dry deep hop flavor. This is a mature man’s stout but lacks some of the exoticness and excitement of other well regarded stouts.