fly (1459) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, thick, dark (duh) stout that was only recently revisited after many years ... and still appreciated. Enough malt to sink your teeth into and hops to play the melody.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown,coffeeish in color with a perfect tan head. Moderately sweet roasted aroma and flavor, balanced. Oily mouthfeel. Finish falls a little short, not dry enough to suit me.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good as Bell’s Expedition, but I was impressed with it’s color, creamy head and full chocolate-coffee flavor. Not bad...
TheBeerGod (5924) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich black body with a medium frothy brown head. Nose is coffee, hops, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Taste is sweeter than I expected. The coffee and hops are still there but there is more of a chocolate and sweetened malt taste lurking in the background. Definite roasted malt as well. The finish is only slightly bitter. Very rich mouthfeel. Very good beer!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6485) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Solidly done but I am not much of a fan of dry stouts. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a thick black color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma is dry hops and light roasted malts. The flavor is dry stout - malty with some floral hops. A decent hint of chocolate. Solid.
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a huge, brown head and an opaque body. Nose of cocoa and some hops. Flavour is a full and sweet chocolate - something I like alot. Good texture and oiliness. Very good!
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours an opaque black with very small tan head that dissipates fast. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of chocolate. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Dark chocolate start with some hop bitterness. Nice roasty middle with a very pleasant burnt bitter to finish. A delicious beer.
Sammy (10798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Less coffee more chocolate with fruit flavour. Me and mates prefer ales. But I have rated it according to its style, which it is superior in its category. Good aftertaste.
Kinz (3711) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep black, thin veneer of a head lasted nicely. Chocolate nose, smooth like a malted shake. Palate is full, roasty, and chocolate, with a hint of spruce hops on the finish. Nice stuff.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Respectable stout - though not as remarkable as I have heard about - very nice body and appearance - sultry darkness - flavor was robust and roasty - the conditioning was a bit off so that might be throwing things off for me