igneous1 (1495) - 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 (4118) - 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 (1513) - 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 (2468) - 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.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, I bought a sixer of this and Iím just not sure. I drank 3 of them one night and thought it was way to hoppy for a stout. I drank the other 3 the next night and thought it was pretty damn good. Like their porter, I could taste chocolate at the end of each drink. The second night, I thought it tasted very simular to their porter, just a little more hoppy. On my rating, I pretty much split the difference between my first and second impressions. Iím sure hop fans will love it, while stout fans (like myself) will find it to be a good beer, but not really true to the style. I just donít know why it tasted so much better the second night. I will probably try it again to try do do a more accurate rating.
legion242 (2173) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2001
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enough with the hops!!!
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks beautiful, dark and creamy. nice firm head
very hoppy for a stout. also not as thick and smooth as the great stouts.
An intersting experiment but not as good as the great stouts.
gonzimodo99 (26) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much hoppier than I expected. It looks pretty, but it just doesnít really stand out. Disappointing, but still better than most of the crap on the shelf.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2001
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
judged on the bottle label as a stout, this beer may not stand out very much. however i find that it is a nice middlepoint between traditional porters and hardcore stouts