frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black in color with a rocky kahki colored head. Full roasty aroma with notes of bitter sweet cocoa. Roasted barley, licorice, and light cocoa. Finishes dry with hints of coffee. Nice stout.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of liquorice with roasted notes.
Flavour of liquorice with notes of chocolate and coffee.
Sammy (11175) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found it a competent stout compared to what I had before in the style, and just a better than average brew. Syrupy, some sourness, not watery but not a full mouthfeel either
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brownish black color with a medium brown head. Very rich, roasty chocolate aroma and flavors. Slightly dry, bitter finish. Not very complex, but very tasty!
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a trade with Kevin. The head is light brown. The body is black as possible. The aroma is roasted nuts and oak. There is also a strong chocolate note. The smooth and creamy mouthfeel is complemented with dark chocolate. The finish has a strong roasted note. It is slightly dry at the end. Nicely balanced.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boittle 12oz - Pours black with a 1/4 inch creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee and a touch roasted. Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Somewhat creamy yet a watery on the palate. This is a decent drink but not an outstanding stout.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to a a dark black body with a thick beige head that has excellent lacing. The head never fully disapates. The aroma is very chocolatey and roasted barley. There’s also an angel food cake aroma. Not very complex, however. The flavor is very dry and roasty. Espresso and semi-sweet chocolate chips with a touch of grass hops. The palate is creamy and has medium-thick mouthfeel but is too chalky.
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a dark brown head that quickly laced. A big roasted coffee aroma with a chocolate backbone. A dry roasted semi-sweet flavor with a lingering chocolate and milk aftertaste.
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color with a beige head. Sweet chocolate flavours with a slight light body. Light bitter finish.
Hildigöltur (5105) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Aroma of fruits and berries with notes of chocolate and coffee. Mild and malty flavour. Soft mouthfeel. Rather nice, but light.