beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black liquid with slivers of dark cherry highlights. Nice off-white tannish creamy head of foam about a finger high. Smell is faint of dark roasted malts and old-been-sitting to-long-coffee. Taste is nice coffeeish, roasted darken malts, lingering a bit in burntness and chocolate, ends in a moderate hop twinge of bittering dryness. Good soild full medium body with a earthy darkened dryness in the finish. Good stout offering.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy roasted coffee aroma and flavor.
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hey_kevin for sending this my way! This is a very impressive Stout. Pours the requisite deep dark color with a lasting medim thick light brown head. Nice roasted coffee aroma with a little hops. Warm and pleasant coffee and malt flavor. I really liked this one.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty, roasted stout with plenty of coffee bitters and enough accompanying, sweeter mal action to put cream in that heady coffee.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a healthy head. Coffee/malt smell. Coffeeish flavor. There’s something about the mouthfeel that I just don’t like, but I just can’t figure out exactly what.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A workmanlike effort with a faint roasted taste.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer - the solution to, and cause of most of life’s little problems.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown opaque with a deep tan, somewhat fizzy, head. Aromas of roast barley, molasses, and slightly vinous and alcohol as it warms. Sweet roasted barley, light caramel, and toast flavors. A decent sweet stout with a dry malty finish.
InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my local brewery and this is certainly the best drink in town. solid, near black in color. The head is always thick but could be creamier. I like it creamy. Good balance of hops and well roasted malt. The right combination gives a good coffee flavor. Full bodied enough but never heavy or overbearing.
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barely translucent. Slighlty hoppy aroma. Nice initial roastiness, though restrained, with a nice fairly dry finish. Right on the edge on the porter/stout territories. Quite solid.