DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a big stiff tan head - leaves viney lacing. Rich malty chocolate dominates the aroma, accompanied by bitter coffee and dark esters. Underwhelming flavor and mouthfeel, I was hoping for something a little thicker and sweeter. The flavor is nice though, featuring light chocolate and smooth coffee in the start, finished with bread and coffee bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
shadey (2055) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 Initial Rating (8/23/2004). HUGE thanks to slikwily for this beautiful beer. The pour is a creamy black with a tan creamy head that last quite a while. The aroma is all dark chocolate, rich and smooth. The taste is a delicious match with a chocolate and coffee flavor and a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Outstanding.
Two 2007 Bottles acquired in trade. Pour is absolutely lucious. Black matte with a luxurious head of frothy tan cream. Lace coats the glass. Aroma is really enticing, rich malted chocolate (like chocolate malt balls). The flavor is mild bitterness and rich chocolate. The body is perfect. I wish this was distributed to NY. My numbers were right the first time.
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 (1624) - 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 (33448) - 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 (1644) - 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!