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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 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 (1518) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2002
This was a pretty good stout. A nice dark black color with an exceptionally strong chocolate aroma. After that, the flavor was mostly a chocolate malt with some roasted grain flavor as well. It wasnít really that bad, but Iíd prefer a Mackeson Triple stout

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, dark chocolate, husks), with a note of ash. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean/husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very poor aftertaste, as it has always had, and a simple burnt aroma. Still have never had a good sample, despite it winning awards periodically and getting some high ratings on occasion here as well. I donít see it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Dark and interesting. Warm coffee aroma. It has a thin feel to it though. I mean, it tastes really good - but for as dark as it is and that nice warm aroma, it tastes íthiní - if that is possible. With most beers this dark, I feel like I am drinking a milkshake - but this was thin - not unpleasantly so - it is just a strange observation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Pours like a glass oí road tar. In other words, itís very dark. Thin and quickly diminishing head. Satisfying coffee/roasted barley aroma, and a nice hops/malt balance made for good drinking. Glad I got a sixer of this.

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