BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#29 of my Stouts of November: Opaque with frothy tan head and some lace. Aroma hints of roasted malt, nutty, molasses, mocha, coffee, raspberry, aromatic hops and minor phenols. The taste starts mocha sweet and has undertones of coffee and smoke. A nice bitterness and acidity is on the finish. It is full-bodied but it’s not at all overbearing. A very solid stout with some nice complexities. Recommended.
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 (8795) - 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.