shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 opaque body with a light brown head. coffee and roasted aroma. Tasted roasted, bitter, and creamy. With a good strong carbonation with a bitter ending. I like it a lot.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich roasted nose of chocolate, medicine, caramel, oats, and flowers. The brew pours a dirty motor oil black. The solid brown creamy head is fully lasting with good lacing. The bittersweet chocolaty flavor is excellent with a light acidity and a long bitter full finish. The chewy body is syrupy and soft, the finish feels clean. Outstanding.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black,thick brown head. Roasted malt alcohol nose. Dry roasted chocolate malt flavor. Chewy
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like thick motor oil. Strong roasted coffee bean aroma and flavor. The body is lightly carbonated and malty. It has a dry moderately bitter finish. Enjoyable, but average for its style.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma, particularly smoky, dark fruits, alcohol, but slight metallic tang. Nice dark black beer with brown foamy head that dissipated quickly. Medium oily body and medium-light carb. Metallic tang - copper. Smoky and meaty, dark roasted malts with a little bitterness and sourness. A decent stout.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chewy, roasty, full bodied the way a stout should taste. It perfectly balances roasty malts, with complementary hops, and a slight chocolatey flavor to an excellent (almost benchmark) stout.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jet black color, nice clingy head, smells of chocolate, much too sweet unbalanced.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured an amazing jet black color and formed a very nice dark brown, bubbly head that left some nice lace. I had an aroma of malt, hops and coffee. The flavor was of malt and coffee. The finish was a touch bitter and had elements of the coffee. A very nice stout.
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was 3 months past the expiration but still held up. Poured nicely and held the head for several minutes. Flavor was smooth roastiness. Fairly malty. I’d like to try this less aged.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black color with a dark brown head. Tiny bubbles dance down the side of the glass. Roasty malty taste, but not overpowering.