Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice full bodied roasty stout. Nice head and a good finish.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice thick and creamy beige head covers a deep dark mysterious black void, not even a flicker of light escapes around the edges. There is just a hint of toasted barley in the nose. The taste is smooth and subtle. A twinkling of coffee, burnt toffee, and a bittersweet chocolate in the end hangs long, but not loud. Smooth and subtle, yeah.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice dark glass with a big bibbly head. Excellent raosted nose and flavor, but that was about all it has to offer. Still a decent stout. I’ll have another...
freekyp (1673) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Big rocky tan head with swaths of sticky lacing. Nice mix of earthy hop, black roast coffee and chocolate aromas. Full bodied but still easily gulpable. Great balance with the hop character shining through nicely despite the full roasted malt flavors.
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured this and out popped a huge chocolate froth. I couldn’t get all of the 12oz in one glass. Dark roasted flavors. Some caramel and chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unexpected big and creamy head off white color. Tacky lace sticks to the side of the glass like wallpaper paste. Roasted chocolate malt and caramel aroma. Capuccino with cinnamon floating on top flavors and milk chocolate hints. Mouthfeel starts creamy, but becomes dry. Roasted malt then bitter finish. Good.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry with nice body and good mouthfeel. Not particularly hoppy, but good solid roastiness. Not amazing but definitely a good stout.
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little plain for a stout, but good.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good roasted flavor at the front with a sharp hop bite near the finish. A tad bit thin in the body. Decent stout, not great but not bad.