GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a great stout, but it could have been SO much better. The aroma was intense, with notes of coffee, chocolate, raisin and figs. The appearance was EXACTLY as a stout should be, which is black as midnight. I held it up to an 100w light and I could barely see some reddish hints at the bottom of the glass. If light don’t shine thru, you know you are on to something good. The mouthfeel was a bit on the watery side, which was a bit of a turnoff. I like my stouts thick and chewy, but this was a bit thin. Flavor was blasts of chocolate, coffee but very smooth and little to no carbonation to it. It went down smooth as silk. IMO, a very good example of a sweet stout. It wasn’t quite on the "cream" side as the name states, but no matter. The Brit’s do this one up nice, so I recommend this to try.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Brown head thinly sits upon a sea of darkness.
The smeell of coffee from a french cafe rises into the air.
A chocolate sundae rolled in mud washes down with a shot of brandy.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Completely black. A brown head that dwindles. Roasted smell. Medium bodied. Taste of coffee.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black colour with a small light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a coffee bitterness and a faint milk chocolate sweetness. Roasted malty flavor with a chocolate sweetness and a coffee bitter finish.
SSSteve (3950) - - JAN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
almost opaque black. no head. choco-coffee aroma. silky texture. full bodied. bitter dark chocolate flavor. finish is extremely smooth. a little watery. cool bottle.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark opaque brown, almost black. Minimal beige head. Lots of buttery milk chocolate in the aroma, faint coffee in background. Flavor is all chocolate up front, gently fades to a coffee bitterness in the finish. Long sweet chocolate aftertaste.
joergen (23500) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma with notes of coffee.
Sweet roasted flavour with notes of coffee.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Jerusalem Tavern. The best stout I have tried! Nice and dark, proper head, coffee and molasses. Try it if you can find it!
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours black with a short creamy offwhite head. Aromas of light chocolate and coffee hover above the English Pint. Flavor is a nice blend of chocolate, coffee, and a bit of smoke.. a little bit of molasses there as well. Mostly sweet throughout but a little bitter hop presence at the finish. Palate is lighter for a stout and a tad on the watery side. Very drinkable though.
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. It’s dark brown with a mior white head. The aroma is that of burnt hops and chocolate.The flavour consists of a smoky sensation (hops?)and it has strong hints of chocolate. It has a sweet after taste with a minor bitter finish.