pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thick tan head. Coffee licorice taste reminded me of a lighter Rasputin Imperial Stout.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 A very nice dark brown with a light, cappuccino foam. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, chocolate and slight alcohol. Mmmm....roasted, chocolaty malts with a strong hop presence. Quite Tasty.
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 RE RATE 2/2010 - Poured from bottle. Aroma - cocoa, coffee, nut- not as strong as in last review. Stout black, serious tan head. Nice roasted nut flavor with chocolate and coffee overtones. Definite hop presence in back. Lacing. Slight licorice flavor noticed toward finish. Still a great beer.
captskez (5) - USA - DEC 23, 2001 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Its an average stout, one could definately do better. Pretty sweet for a stout.
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted is right! Like coffee beans without the coffee bitter bite. One very nice feature: Extra carbonation, which completely masks the alcohol content, which I recall being a bit higher than Guinness for example. A solid, beer than should not be going away anytime soon. Easy to find, fair price. Good choice anyday except Old Rasputin day. Little bit of fruit, little bit of anise, little bit of coffee, a great taste. Decent head too.
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
definitely picked up on chocolate/coffee flavors and not too bitter. tasty beer, and this isnt one of my favorite styles.
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very similar to their porter, except that it appears to lean on Cascades hops rather than Nugget. The stout seemed slightly sweeter and cola-flavored, and less patent malt/coffee flavored. A good beer -- would be better with different hops.
BockMan99 (20) - lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
One of the better domestic stouts on the market. Body is a little lighter than I like it, but overall a very good stout for a California beer.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Black with a big tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor of roast and malt. Long bitter coffee finish.
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Penetrable black. Thick collar of dirty-white foam. Dry indeed with a roasty and citric hop aroma. Light, fizzy body. Very hoppy and brash, but very little malt balance. Finishes blandly with airy roast and citric hops. Decent.