BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent brown head on a black body. Aroma was a bit lacking for me, got some chocolate though. Has a very full flavor, tasted coffee, milky, nutty, and burnt. Very rich mouithfeel, and has a bitter finish that lingers a while. Yum.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Without the Psst coming from the bottle when I opened it I doubted there was any carbonation in it. Smells of chocolate, roast, and coffee. Light carbonated this beer is very smooth and oily slick. It just slides down your mouth. Hardly noticable are the hops but this stout is a doozie! Very tasty!
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmmm very delicious.Pourss black with a small head.aromas of coffee, nuts and some burntness.has the tastes of roasted malts with a some sweetness.This was pretty good.The finish was somewhat bitter.
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 This is a really good beer. Very smooth, tastes come alive as the temp rises on this one. Slight dry roasted finish, with a sweetness that lingers as well.
kaottic97 (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This cream stout was crisp and very drinkable. I enjoyed this beer at the SF Beer Fest, and glad to see it more widely available.
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
St. Peterís is known for having a few doozies in their collection, so I bought this one with a little trepidation but taken in by the elegance of the bottle--I just love these antique-style green flask-like bottles. I was stunned by this beer, absolutely stunned. I think there is often a underlying tendency among beer raters that unless the label says "Rochefort" or "Alesmith" or whatever then you canít get into the upper reaches with a beer. This one should defy that. Dark brown with hints of ruby but still sufficiently dark for a stout, the aroma came to life with a roasted, coffee, nutty, lactic, intriguingly hoppy bouquet, and the tasting had all that plus an incredibly well situated bitterness that lended deeper roasted sensibilities to the rich chocolate and coffee. The palate wasnít too light, but the lightly oily touch was counterpointed by a consistent fine carbonation that lasted and lasted, with each sip giving a perky reminder of this beerís effervescent flavors. Indeed, unlike many beers, there was not a temperature where it didnít strike a nice note--cold from the fridge to fully warmed to room temperature (the bottom of my pint nearly three hours later after I came back from putting my kids to bed). It was all good. And this is true even when I havenít been all that impressed by many sweet stouts (particularly oatmeal stouts but some milk stouts as well). I would buy this again and again, as long as each bottle was like this. I ate this with a good English meal--homemade from Nigel Slaterís Appetite cookbook, a moderately spicy sausage and mash with onion gravy, in this case using a more flavorful Portuguese linguesa sausage but still wonderful. The roasted stout worked really well with the spice. Have I said enough? This is one fine beer that deserves greater appreciation.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark dark brown, but not quite black with a quickly disappearing tan head. lots of chocolate in the aroma, a little caramel, and a hint of licorice. very smooth mouthfeel, slick and oily, middle of the road for body. a bit of grassy hops mixed into the chocolates, with a bit of coffee on the tail end, giving in to a a sweet lingering taste and just a slight warming sensation. not really much in the cream department though, i was hoping for some lactose sugar elements. still in all, i would buy it again.
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice dark black ... the head started as a two-tiered item, with big airy bubbles on top, and the thick tan pillow that quickly took over and stood guard over the beer. Thereís big aromas ... chocolate malt mostly. The flavors are nice ... sweet undertone, but with nice little mocha topping and lightly sweet ending. Excellent.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a thin, creamy brown head. Toasted and roasted, leather and caramel aroma. Some hops and coffee also. Silky body. Really not too sweet. Iíve had some sweet stouts that were too much. Nice marriage of roasted coffee and musky, sweet lactic flavors. I get a bit of citrus also.
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black out of the bottle. Sweet chocolate aroma some roasted malts and lots of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Lots of roasted chocolate flavor. Malty bitterness and coffee as well.