Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is opaque black with thin tan head...smell is roasty with lots of chocolate and some coffee...taste is roasty with cocoa all over the place...some butter flavor too, which was a little weird...finish is nice and mildly bitter...nice...
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a thin fading brown head. Smells of burnt chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is rich in coffee, smoke and has hints of chocolate. It is very smooth and was quite enjoyable.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks blankboy! Strong roasted sweet aroma. Black with thin tan head. Nice roasted sweet taste. Lots of lingering roasted/bitter flavours. Just a solid unspectacular well-made stout, the lingering flavours might put people off but I really enjoyed them.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & jerc. Pours black with an average size light-brown head. Looks very nice.! Aroma of light hops, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavour of hops, espresso and chocolate was nice and creamy and quite tasty. Very enjoyable!
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (500ml) - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalevís domicile - provided by blankboy. Poured a nice, motor oily ruby-black with an average light-brown diminishing head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, minerals, table cream, coffee - overtones of turned sod and leaves, not sweet at all to my nose. Taste was very like the aroma, overall bitter, but not really strong-hop bitter. A satisfying creamy mouthfeel, with a dark roasty bitter linger. Nicely complex ... a little harsh and nowhere near full-bodied enough, but I liked it and would try it again.
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2006 Jan 2006 Bottle. Brewnosers Meeting. Brown tinged black body, small brown head. Milky mild roast aroma. Flavour is dominated my mild moderate roast and lacks complexity. Thinnish palate. Dull. 6/3/5/2/10<P>
July 2005 Bottle. Black body, moderate tan head. Mild aroma, muted roast with a wisp of dark chocolate. Dry roasty flavour, muted underlying chocolate. Average palate. 6/3/5/3/12
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 Rerate. Pours a lush brown. Aroma is copper and stale hops. Flavor is smoky, with chocolate undertones and a nice sour hops finish. Good beer.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown, nearly opaque with a frothy lasting tan head, poured creamy just like the name says. Aromas were roasted coffe, chocoloate, and a heavy nuttiness. Flavor was dark chocolate, coffee, and again quite nutty. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, but with no coating.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice dark, almost black, sweet stout! The first thing that went through my mind when I tasted it was "...if molasses became beer". The taste is quite reminiscent of molasses, much more than the dark chocolate I expected. The palate is heavy, a bit sweet and syrupy but not cloying. The hoppy bite at the end is a nice finish and was also something I didnít expect! There is enough of an alcohol bite to create a warming effect for a while after finishing a bottle! The only drawback to me was the almost non-existent head, but thatís OK too. Overall, I like this...itís different from most other cream stouts Iíve tried. I will definitely buy it again, when I can find it!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown, small off white head. Aroma was stout like, malts and coffee. Taste was coffee bitter with dry finish. Nice.