Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine example of an American stout. Looks perfect in a dimple mug, very, very dark with a nice dark brown head. Good aroma leads to a good taste and a nice creamy mouthfeel.
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Stout is what I can American or West Coast Stout. The Stout part is excellent, but be prepared for a hop finish uncharacteristic of the British or Irish Stouts.
kyzr (1188) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black with a small tan head with a little oil slick. Roasted espresso and chocalate on the aroma. Strong coffee flavors, a touch of chocolate. Bitter finish that leaves you wanting a little more.
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very, very black, somehow a little maroon shines through. The smell reminds me of the Ghirardelli Chocolate factory - sweet roasting chocolate. Nice stuff, each sip leaves me wanting more.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a nice head retention and a nice dark tan color for the head. Aroma is lightly chocolate & roast, sweet milk and coffee. Flavor is balanced with a musty hop finish. Overall this is a very solid stout from a local microbrewery.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a small dark tan head. Coffee and chocalate in the nose, some toffee. Strong coffee flavors, underlying chocolate. Bitter finish and creamy palate. Nice stout.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Thick pour, frothy gravity-defying brown head and black body with murky brown edges. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee beans and a burnt nuttiness. Robust flavor of espresso plus hints of chocolate and char. Nice medium hop bitterness. Warm, lingering aftertaste. A manly stout.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small (quickly diminishing) light brown head. The aroma was somewhat fruity...maybe vegetables...sweet, with dark chocolate. The flavor was more on the roasty side with a strong coffee aftertaste. The feel was a little too thin, but refreshingly crisp on the tongue.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is earthy but not too strong and is dominated by chocolate and coffee although something seemed off. Appearance is dark dark brown. Flavor is smokey with a roasted malt aftertaste. Overall effect seems a bit thin.
3fourths (8788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a dark tan head. Aroma of wet vegetables, smoke, and roasted chocolate malts. Very smokey, muddy, and earthy. Wet dog and clay aroma ruins it.