Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 Very good coffeish chocolate aroma. The taste and finish is a bit too thin and bitter.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The worst chocolate beer i’ve had. Not as good as Young’s and Bredaryds.
pilsnerrogge (2500) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fullbodied, very roasty. Enjoy it slowly.
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet molasses nose that leads to a chocolate, roasted malt taste. Thick. Metallic quality, but overall well-balanced, smooth and enjoyable.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose coffee and milkchocolaty. Black with little head. Tastes a little bit smokey but very light aftertaste. Nice light balanced beer!!
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible roasty nose that is much more articulate than most but difficult for me to translate. It doesn’t lend itself easily to coffeee or cocoa analogies -- it’s very purely roasty with room for some coal and tobacco edges. Creamy without overdoing it with nitro. Some bitter cocoa in the finish. There hops all voer this brew though I wouldn’t guess the IBUs are greater than 30. Thankfully, no soft (oxidized) hopping spoils the beer’s incredible brightness.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
St. Peter’s Cream Stout pours to a very dark chocolate / deep red-brown color that is virtually opaque to light. The head that is produced on a straight pour into a glass is very thin and brown in color. This beer has a very strong licorice (anise oil) scent in the nose. The mouthfeel is chalky, silty -- kind of like Turkish coffee, and the drink finishes with an oily, almost fishy taste.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was a bit put off by this new English brewery’s commercialism and marketing ploys (see their website for their story, here is one quote from it -’My experience is in marketing and branding, not in brewing.’ ). But this cream stout is excellent, it is dry for a cream stout, not too coffee/chocolatey, and has a nice appearance with an excellent brown head. I’ve had their Old World Porter also, and it is very good too (will be reviewing).
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange brown color with minimal head. Aroma of caramel and special B malts. Malt sweetness throughout. Slight tar and molassas flavors. Very mouthcoating. Black malt bitter finish, with a lasting malt taste in the mouth. As it warms a slight metalic flavor comes out.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 This is the only ENglish cream stout I’ve had and the best I’ve had.