sloth (2240) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cocoa colored head, tightly beaded head with a clingy laceing. Black, real black. Coffee, chocolate, roastiness and some fruit in the nose. Med/full body. Slick, full mouthfeel. The dark chocolate roastiness and coffee flavors are melded together nicely. Great mouthfeel! Finish is dry, roasty with some licorice notes. Very tastey, well made brew.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost black with a tan/light brown head. The aroma has a nice toasted malt scent, with nice dark chocolate, nuts and just a bit of coffee. The flavor has a nice combination of bitterness, first from the burnt bread, and finishing with a subtle hoppy bitterness. In the middle is rather tasty piece of burnt bread with dark chocolate sauce and washed down by thick, but bland, coffee. The sweetness exists, but is somewhat limited, due the decent roasted and hoppy bitterness. A pleasant cream stout, and probably worth drinking, but not all that amazing.
fishonmyplane (199) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is pitch black, with a slightly reddish tint as it pours. Virtually no head at all. Not much of an aroma, but enough to give you a hint of the flavor to come. And the flavor is absolutely delicious: very sweet and chocolaty-perfect for a dessert beer. The aftertaste is a little bitter, but still sweet and enjoyable. The palate is rich but still very smooth and drinkable (I drank mine much faster than I expected to). Highly recommended.
MEDAY (9) - ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best Cream Stout I have had the plessure to sample. A deep dark color with little or no head. Very smooth and creamy with a touch of bitterness at the finish. I like this stout very much!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This cream stout pours a jet black color with a thin, mostly diminishing, tan head. The beer leaves good lacings on the glass. The aroma is chocolatey with a touch of roasted malt and coffee. Medium body with medium carbonation, the beer is smooth and slightly creamy on the palate. The flavor is roasty with malts and chocolate. The finish is malty with a touch of bitterness. A little thin, but overall quite a nice cream stout and one of the better St. Peters beers.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Bottle! When I poured ii in my .5 L pint glass I thought "I like to look at this stout." One inch tan head on top of dark black liquid. Sweet chocolate aroma. Very malty flavor. Well constructed with flavors of chocolate, malt and a slightly bitter aftertaste that finishes it off nicely.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely black beer with considerably large head. Big roasty aroma laced with spicy hops. Clean but rich palate with full dark grain and spicy hop flavor. Some extremely fine berry notes as well. Good stuff.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazingly thick, stable, creamy tan head; isn't this what Guinness is supposed to look like? Wonderful dark strong roasty nose, lots of coffee and hints of licorice and nuts. Flavor strongly acidic, tart, coffee-ish, some hints of milky chocolate sweetness but mostly dry and hard. Bitter cottonmouth finish; this seems like the kind of thing I shouldn't like so much but I do. Body could be thicker, but overall I'm digging it.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cool, flask-shaped bottle.
This ale pours very, very dark with a small, light brown creamy head. Fully diminishing with no lacing.
The aroma is of cocoa, buttermilk, caramel, coffee, faded flowers and light alcohol.
The flavor is of toasted nuts, buttermilk, freezer burn and weak coffee up front. Moderately tart and lightly bitter on the backside.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, lightly bitter, lightly tart finish with more freezer burn at the wee end.. ok, a short finish, so it is not really much of a "wee" end.
Looks like an imperial stout. Tastes like a mild ale. Very thin for a cream stout.
Recommended, but it will not knock your sox off.
Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great cream stout, and the bottle is very cool. My first taste from this brewery and they have a winner. Dark black pour. Coffe and chocolate on the nose. Very smooooth! Taste of cherry and more coffee. Nice bitter finish and you have a great stout.