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A rich, well balanced Foreign style Stout with a generous amount of roasted barley. Complex hop sequencing creates superbly balanced flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
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. Iíd like to try this less aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Pitch black color with a dark brown head. Tiny bubbles dance down the side of the glass. Roasty malty taste, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 On tap GABF '02: Black with a good sized head, Big coffee aroma, oily mouthfeel, ends slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2002
Pitch black with massive head. Medicinal coffee aroma. Big coffee taste. Roasted bitter aftertaste & really thick. Thanks Dogbrick you are a dead set legend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2002
similar to an astronomical black hole, the darkness of this beverage doesnít merely preclude luminance, itís vortex of imploding atoms actually begins to suck the light out of the environment: my lamp flickers in itís presence. what makes it spiffy tho, is the noble bloom of head, tanned as the brittle pages of an aged manuscript, ostentatious as a bejeweled crown, lasting as a geographic benchmark. i have here a sample six months on the far, elderly side of the freshness date, but i think thatís what makes it good: i used to drink this at the brewery and i thought it was harsh and boorish. now, time has taught it some grace and humility, it has some mello charm: nose has nutty, bitter chocolate and rye bread notes blending with subtle charcoal. nice carbonation waltzes the full bodied dry malts through a succession of soy, coffee and burnt raisins quickly to a sharp hop cresendo. i think i like it: and iím not just pining for fall in jackson hole either. well, maybe a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Dark black, opaque body; chocolate 1/4 inch head, rings of lace as the glass is drained. Sweet chocolate aroma. This started off slighty sweet and roasted but quickly added these "charred" flavors that nearly ruined it. The finish was short and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1519) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2003 Very black with a brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Pretty sweet and coffee like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
I was somehwat impressed with this stout. Iím not sure why, but i wasnt expecting much. Nicely done. However a bit íchalkyí

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Nice color and smell. Nice roasted flavoer with a touch of carmel. A very nice all around beer.

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