blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler: Impressively dark stout with a daark brown head that tried to leave the glass. A burnt malt flavor with a very dry flavor. Mild aftertaste, but that was expected. A decent offering.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a small, quickly fading brown head. Aroma is lightly roasty, that's about it. Taste is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Slightly burnt and bitter aftertaste, dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Solid, but not really memorable.
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep, dark brown with thin tan foam. Smells of roasted malts and toffee. Nice roasted flavor balanced by a medium bitterness and a long aftertaste. Surprised by a thin mouthfell and low carbonation. Could have rated higher.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, when helf at an angle a bit of red light shows through. Nose roasty and a bit fruity. Roasty and bitter, some coffee and burnt wood.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black with ruby edges. Small frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, nutty with a bit of cocoa. The flavor is much more assertive than the aroma, lots of roasted malt with coffee and nuttiness playing the predominate parts. The body is medium and dry. A decent dry stout.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks!
Midnight black, sparkling clear, ruby ale. Good retention and lacework. Notes of cocoa, cream, espresso and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, burnt, coffee finish. World class stout!
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almond colored head with, very dark body. Smells of brown sugar and coffee. Good, lavish feel in the mouth. Malt wraps the tongue like silk, leaving behind molasses, chocolate, and maple flavors. Sweet finish with no drying. Coffee lingers Not much alcohol taste either. Fine brew.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very chocolatey, even smells that way. Good
bitterness. Just what you want in a stout. Drinkable,
and has tinge of coffee.
argo0 (12935) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is rich chocolate with a bit of coffee. The taste is fairly balanced between chocolate and coffee, very tasty, malty good. Hops present for balance but not very noticeable on their own. Good beer, but a bit watery.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap GABF ’02: Black/ruby color with a small but firm head. huge lovely toasted, roasted aroma. Then when I drank it, the beer fell apart. Weak watery body, light unpleasing taste.