HogTownHarry (6374) - 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 (9722) - 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.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown opaque color with a ligh ttan head. Nose is very nutty. Taste is coffee and nuts. throughout the flavor becomes less potent and eases up on your senses.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost black in color. Strong roasted malt flavor with slight hints of coffee. Nice smooth finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very good stout.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black. Small, light brown head. Roasted malt, chocoffee, and some sweetness in the nose. Accurate description. Creamy dark chocolate, roasted malt flavor with bittersweet aftertaste. Medium/full body. Nice dessert.
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a black body with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate.