Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I finally got my hands on this beer after years of trying to get some. It pours with a black body topped by a thick brown head with lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet slightly bitter with a nice roastiness and a slight touch of vanilla. It’s not overly aromatic but very nice. The flavor is roasty, malty and coffeeish with a slight sweetness, and a nice bitterness. The finish is nice and roasty. This is a beer I could drink all the time. Full bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark and thick. Perfect blended taste of malt, oat, chocolate, and coffee. Sweetness provides the perfect blend for almost any breakfast accompaniment.
haukur (1608) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks superb, excellent aroma, nice sweet roasted bitter taste but very watery finish. Coffee and mocha are dominant, some charamel sweetness, nice brew but there´s something missing
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darkness and lace. Oaty sweetness with coffee. Too flat and sweet on the palate.
Ungstrup (32948) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is very lovely sweet with roasted coffee notes. The flavor is nicely roasted with notes of coffee, but the body is unfortunately thin.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A taste treat from Dave (pootzboy) in Canada. Thanks, Buddy! Pours a beautiful black and tan: black body with foamy tan head. Decorous lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, subtle coffee and chocolate notes. Full and rich bodied, smooth and creamy in the mouth. Just the slightest hint of carbonation. The flavor was a beautiful blend of roasted coffee and Dutch cocoa and malt. This is a stout I can live with. Would love to taste side-by-side with Dark Lord, Siberian Nights, Speedway, and Stone Imperial. Stoutie Ecstasy. Thanks again, Dave.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmm, mmm, good. This beer is completely black and opaque with a solid tan head. Great roasty chocolate aroma. The first taste is of sweet chocolate and finishes with roast and espresso bitterness.
guzzler67 (1640) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black appearance with a huge creamy, tan head. Aroma shared the characteristics of roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. The pleasantly bitter taste also mimiced the flavors of chicory and toasted grape nuts. Well balanced with a robust, smooth, full-bodied palate. Dry, slightly metallic finish. Thanks to Tiggmtl for the bottle!
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2006 Lovely aroma of coffee, chocolate, berries, port. Very pleasant. Pours a opaque black, tan head that dissipates. Good lacing. Up front the flavour is sweet chocolate, coffee. Tangy astringent finish and a hoppy bite. I liked the smooth taste and lack of harsh bitterness that is present in alot of stouts. Body is so-so, but overall one solid stout.
PorterPounder (6910) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tar-like pour with some dark red accents with a thin, but ever present mocha head, decent lacing. Bittersweet chocolate aroma, with some burnt roasted marshmallow accents. Flavor has some bittersweet chocolate notes with french roasted coffee on the back end. Has a very roasted, smoked back end with some hop bitterness filtering through. Simple, yet complex. Thanks to Aurelius fro bring this gem back from Canada.