bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black body with ruby tinges but a poor head - light tan, compact and hardly lasting. Yeast in the aroma also some cigarette butts and liquorice. Smooth medium taste with burnt coffee notes, some milk chocolate and light hops on the finish
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 (5176) - 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 (4007) - - 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 (24491) - 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 (6398) - 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.