clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a very dark color with a very small head. The aroma was chocolate, coffee, malts, milk, and several other things. Excellent aroma. The flavor was smooth and enjoyable and not as sweet as expected. The flavor was mostly like the aroma with some sort of fruits hidden as well. Body was medium and drinkability was fairly smooth.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small tan head. Nice aroma dark coffee, roasted coffee beans and milky chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Dark chocolate with some burnt notes, balanced with a milky smoothness. Long and smooth malty finish with a warming flavour.
scoobyluv (510) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
of course, a thick motor oil pour. smells and tastes like bitter coffee and unsweetened chocolate. gets to be much after awhile
UNCCTF (508) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good sweet stout with a complex sweet flavor and a nice warming feeling going down. A good beer for a nightcap.
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 #7 of my Stouts of November: Nearly opaque with a small rocky tan head and fair lace. Nutty, caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, grassy hops, earthy yeast and smoke esters on the nose. Taste starts chocolately and smooth, a bit nutty as well. The finish turned bitter, twangy, and woody bourbon touch. Creates a good overall balance. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy and soft mouthfeel. A very nice sweet stout with some sublime complexities. Recommended.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black with a touch red in the right light. The aroma has a hint of chocolate. Goes down smooth and pleasant aftertaste.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color was black, with a quickly evaporating tan head in the glass. The aroma, chocolate and sweet. Consistant flavor: burnt attack, burnt middle, burnt finish.
flemdawg (537) - Rowlett, Texas, 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 (2442) - 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