DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 nice bottle, like handblown glass, simple and austere, but elegant, nice colors and label graphics. Of course you canít judge a tart by the makeup.
Extremely dark, almost black, intriguing color, I think of the wine-dark sea.
Rich bold mellow flavor, extremely smooth yet strong. Sits in the glass with authority, regal and luxurious.
Toasy aroma, the smell of a wood fire on a cold winter dusk.
Sybaritic mouth feel, thorough and fulfilling.
A truly excellent beer.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pretty good- poured black with a tan head. Light could not penatrate the thick body of the beer. dark chocolate on the aroma with hints of coffee. Taste was really creamy with a strong chocolate precense sweet for the most part but finished with a mild roasted coffee sense.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Aroma: sweet, sourish, roasted, liquorice, tobacco, leather, creamy, very malty... black syrup.
Flavour: sourish, lovely, nice malty bitterness.
Appearance: extremely dark brown. Yellowish-brownish pale, foamy head leaving some lacing & fine film.
Palate: smooth, very creamy. Adequate carbonation. Fluffy.
Aroma (6): salt, dark syrup, slightly smoky, some sourishness.
Appearance(4): (red) black, almost opaque, beigetinted white head.
Flavour(6): Burnt, floury, roasted bitterness, some sourishness, sweet... cocoabitterness.
Palate(4): good, just enough co2.
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 The signature Ĺ liter St. Peterís bottle is as charming and traditional as the captivating dark brown stout that pours from it. There is a dark tan, long-lasting head that leaves excellent lacing. The nose is chocolate malt, with just a hint of coffee. Palate entry brings the underlying sweetness front and centeróbut it is not overpowering. Full-bodied and exceedingly smooth, this stout quickly develops the mid-palate flavors suggested by the aroma: velvety, milk-chocolate goodness with enough coffee-like tartness and hops to even out the malt sugars. There is also a pleasant and lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Best served slightly below room temperature.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Although this stout is fairly highly rated, I didnít find it to be my favorite among stouts. Almost non-existant head but immediately noticed a chocolate, coffee, burnt flavor. Very creamy but not enough "bite" for my taste. Non-bitter.
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate overload! Smooth and creamy. Dark brown with a thin white head. No bitterness at all. The most unique bottle I have seen in a while. No question that this is a top notch stout.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with some nice ruby accents on the edges. Tan head. Aromas are amazing. Lots of sweet malt and roast, caramel, coffee, and semisweet chocolate. Taste is not as pronounced as the aroma, but still solid nonetheless. Starts sweet with the previously mentioned flavors and finishes with a nice hop kick and bitterness not typically seen in the style or British stouts for the matter (or at least the ones Ive tried). Could use a bit more complexity however.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty damn good stout.This was the style that really got me into heady ales and lagers.Kinda burnt and smoky,tease of lactic chocolate.A very balanced hopping and a thin to medium body with that cream effect.Need more to back up the smoke and char.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Medium body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. As in the aroma, coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor. There is a slight smokiness as well over a layer of sweet malts. A bit of bitter arrives on the finish.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wonderful dark brown beer with a chocolate brown head. aroma: coffee, chocolate, licorice and citrussy. taste: sweet, coffee, milkchocolate, resinous and fairly bitter. finishes bitter, coffee-like and a bit citrussy. light bodied, not much co2. 6.5%abv. is well hidden. nice, classy, complex stout. liked it a lot.