ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small tan head. Nice aroma dark coffee, roasted coffee beans and milky chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Dark chocolate with some burnt notes, balanced with a milky smoothness. Long and smooth malty finish with a warming flavour.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
of course, a thick motor oil pour. smells and tastes like bitter coffee and unsweetened chocolate. gets to be much after awhile
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good sweet stout with a complex sweet flavor and a nice warming feeling going down. A good beer for a nightcap.
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 #7 of my Stouts of November: Nearly opaque with a small rocky tan head and fair lace. Nutty, caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, grassy hops, earthy yeast and smoke esters on the nose. Taste starts chocolately and smooth, a bit nutty as well. The finish turned bitter, twangy, and woody bourbon touch. Creates a good overall balance. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy and soft mouthfeel. A very nice sweet stout with some sublime complexities. Recommended.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black with a touch red in the right light. The aroma has a hint of chocolate. Goes down smooth and pleasant aftertaste.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color was black, with a quickly evaporating tan head in the glass. The aroma, chocolate and sweet. Consistant flavor: burnt attack, burnt middle, burnt finish.
flemdawg (524) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body with just a bit of ruby around the edges. Small, tan head. Aroma of candy bar chocolate, and malts. Smooth texture. Sweet, chocolate, malts flavor. Pretty good.
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a four-fingered light brown head that leaves a nice lace. pour SLOWLY. Totally opaque black color. Nose is roasted coffee. Starts with roasted coffee flavor, mouthfeel is incredible smooth. Finishes with a good stout bitterness. Low carbonation and heavy bodied. $4.45 for a 500ml bottle.
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i didnt expect much from this beer, but was really suprised. very dark, with a nice tan head. roasty aroma vanilla and licorice with a deep roasted flavor, real nice. great mouthfeel, oily/creamy. nice mild bitter finish. more than worth a try
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and inviting.Complex taste with hints of chocolate and toast.Very pleasant and one to savour like a vintage brandy.