urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great big coffee-like stout. Initial flavor is wonderfully intense, but seems to mellow as it is drunk. A rather thin palate for the amount of flavor.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great roasted barley aroma. Midnight black color and tan head. Big toasted and roasted flavor. Very well balanced with a long finish. An excellent standard stout.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark dark but not completely black, gets point for a nice dark foam. Ended up inhaling some trying the get the aroma. We'll file that under too much carbonation. Roast malt flavor with a slight coffee flavor. I like the flavor but i think the carbonation brings it down compaired to most stouts
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 (3515) - 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 (7133) - 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 (3806) - 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.