xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like stouts, but didn't care for this one at all. Too hopped up with nothing much else going on.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty typical stout appearance. Not quite opaque. Light brown, creamy head, somewhat rocky as it diminished head. Not much on the lacing. Good rich aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Slight sweet and chocolatey taste. Roasted malt. Nicely hopped. Very nicely balanced. Great beer!
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite dark brown in appearance with a thin ring of fine-dark-khaki bubbles. Strong roasted malt aroma even when on the cold side. Mostly molasses with accents of coffee and chocolate and hints of fruit and earth. Soy comes out on the swirl. Smooth body. Sweet with a nice bitterness on the finish of burnt malt. Burnt stuff and licorice linger. A fine example of a stout.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep black with a big dense tan head. Hoppy and roasty aroma. Bitter chocoalte and burnt coffee flavors, along with the hops. I liked their porter much more.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is virtually black and pours with a dense, rocky head that is a bit lighter than wet sand. It displays very good retention and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fruity, with a strong Cascade-type grapefruit hop smell and a touch of malty chocolate. The first sip reveals noticeable hop bittering, followed by some roasted coffee and a touch of chocolate. A bit of grainess is noticeable as well. Later sips reveal more plum/raisin fruits and the accompanying sweetness. The finish is rather clean, and is punctuated by some good hop bitterness. The aftertaste is a bit of coffee, a bit of chocolate, and a touch of citrus. With a creamy mouthfeel and good drinkability, this is a very solid stout.
brownaler (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good representation of what a standard stout should taste like. nothing real fancy about it.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don't know, I just didn't get that much from this beer. Do they need to put cascade in everything they brew? Maybe it's their trademark, I don't know. Looks good, dark with a decent head. Aroma is predominantly cascade and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is ok, but the overall flavor is really lacking in my opinion. Nothing really grabbed me with this one.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours darkest brown with a small and somewhat thin tan head that lasted quite well. Aroma is dark bitter chocolate, coffee and woody hops. Aroma is interesting mix of dark roasted malt sweetness with bitter coffee and hop character - a little too much lingering bitterness and acidity in the finish for my taste. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is black with a good size light brown head. Nose is chocolate pudding. Flavor starts with a little coffee then a hint of bitter chocolate. The finish has a little grapefruit and is dry and lightly acidic. A unique stout , in a good way.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2004 A nice stout. Not creamy, but punchy and smooth. A little coffee in there, but not strongly so. A nice bitterness. Dark with a mild coffee aroma.