egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool looking medicine bottle poured pitch black with a small tan head and alittle lacing on the glass. Chocolate, vanilla, roast, and fruit aroma, possibly some alcohol there as well. Bitter dark chocolate taste, followed by smoke. Mouthfeel was very nice, round and full.
mkobes (2132) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Roasty, with some notes of raisins. Full bodied beer, roasty and creamy. complex beer. Really enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1498) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. Roasty, fruity (raisin, plum) bread and doggie biscuit aroma. Full bodied beer, roasty and creamy with a slightly sour, chocolate roast finish. Interesting, complex, and drinkable.
Darkover (1498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma is very chocolatey, like good swiss dark chocolate. Creamy/milky with flavors of chocolate, roast and a little bitterness. It does get a little sour after warming up.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a nice head... Aroma is burnt sugar, sweet and smoked. Flavor is from coffe and very bitter. Not a favourite to me.
rlgk (7470) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a nice and creamy brownish head. Aroma is cocoa and chocolate, smoked and with sweetness. Flavor is smoked too, with coffee and ends with a quite bitter finish.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am really surprised at the low rating on this beer. I found it to very appealing and satisfying. Deep dark black color with a dark brown medium head and strong lacing. Aroma of smoke and coffee and a hint of candy. Flavor was full and smooth with an amazing creamy mouth feel that finishes very dry and bitter. I really enjoyed this one!
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma from tar, milk and dried fruits. Tarry flavour with notes of coffee, licorice with a milky palate-feel.
larsniclas (4992) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head.
A burnt aroma with hints of prune.
Rather smooth palate-feel and with a burnt flavour.
ARMed (555) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Love the bottle but don't like the beer. This stout is as thick as motor oil only blacker. Too thick and robust for me. It has a burnt unsweetened dark chocolate bitter taste with a strong phenolic aftertaste. Extremely viscous and virtually black in color. Almost no head and very little lacing. Poor carbonation. Resembles black molasses.