Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
another beer tasting beer,very black,dark,hoppy, sweet,good body on this beverage.Nice overall stout,still makes me wanting more.
omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black with beige solid, lasting head. Licorice aroma. Dry and medium bodied. Really tarry with chewy malts and a long bitter finish. Well balanced.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Great beer, although more like a porter than a stout. Just about the best balance between sweetness and hops I've ever tasted. Body is lighter than the dark color would suggest. Chocolate/coffee notes, more sweet than bitter, but somehow manages to avoid being too sweet. This was a Christmas present, and a good one.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Odd little beer. The nose was nothing but hops saturating my ole factory sense. the initial taste was HOPS; it ytasted of nothing but pure hops like i was chewing on the plants themselves. I let it breathe a minute and the stout flavor came in mixed with hops stll. the finish was chocolate and hops. See a pattern yet? I feel there’s something lacking that I can’t figure out. Very chocolatey, very good.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good stout. Not mind blowing, but pretty decent, especially for how accessible it is compared to others.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite good. More roasty than average. Lots of chocolate and espresso. Simple but delicious.
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
no stouts were ever really good to me...i dont know why i tried this one
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly disappointing for a porter, drinkable for sure but not that great overall. I don’t believe that it is that creamy and full-bodied as the commercial description says.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a beer i love. nice tan, bubbly head, chocolatey nose, not the fullest stout i’ve ever tasted, but quite tasty for a lighter stout offering.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge lasting tan head. Sweet fruity nose. Roasted flavor, but gassy and thin. Not a good offering from this excellent brewery.