flemdawg (531) - 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 (2392) - 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 (3890) - 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.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just a great stout. Coffee and caramel are ver good. The cream makes everything super smooth. This is very good.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 18, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I probably just don't like the cream stout, but this beer is very sweet and syrupy. Sweet coffee nose, sweet coffe tast. Kind of boring and icky.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
To start, great bottle, quite unique. Thick tan head that lingers for a while with good lacing. Aroma was licorice and coffee with some chocolate notes. Very creamy mouthfeel. Taste was coffee and chocolate with a touch of hop bitteness to complement. Nice aftertaste as well. Excellent stout!!
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color with tan fairly large head.Cool bottle. Aroma a bit weak but does have some coffee and raisin notes to it.Sweet malty,hoppy chocolate feel in the mouth that is balanced well.Finish is sweet but does become a little bitter as it lingers. Good stout.
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Fantastic, creamy smooth stout. Dark and a great bottle, which my wife wants to keep.
Update: 2011 version is less creamy, more tart and wine-like.
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Formidable. High appearance marks, especially with the reworked dark olive brown-green bottle. Nice cascading tan head, and beer dark enough to watch eclipses through. A little cardboard(?!) on the very frontend, as you breathe in while drinking. Baked fig/raisin flavors (like those big flat raisin fruit bars that you get in the grocery), chocolate, char, well-balanced and not too acidic. Good hop blend which complements the stout. Mouthy, with light bitter spice and mild tartness in the finish. I've got a feeling that my two other brews in the on-deck circle tonight are in for a rocky review...