ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is as advertised!!!! Thank you John for the bottle. The beer pours black-as-night, with a nice head, that lasts a good few minutes. The aroma is really overpowering, like opening a can of skunk-bud in a room. You get the coffee, with plenty of roasted malt. I taste chocolate, and coffee, very balanced. Itís very soft mouthfeel, is contrasted by a strong aftertaste ( maybe alcohol ). I tís good now, in a few months, after it mellows, it will be that much beter.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 A stout, Three Floyds style, which can only mean hopped up. Grapefruit aroma in a stout? First taste citrus? Roasted malts and bitter sweet chocolates are next. Nice head and lacing from a growler. Are these guys awesome? Medium bodied and so drinkable itís dangerous.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. After all the Belgian stuff I had before this I thought my taste buds would be dead. Man was I wrong. This said HELLO your now drinking a beer from the USA. This had a wonderful hop smell that you could pick up across the room and surpisingly it wasn't overpowering when you drank it. Finished with a nice smooth dry malt taste.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A travesty that this flavor packed dry stout, full of hops and sweetness should be rated lower than Guinness. Tons of flavor, here, and a very nice appearance. One of the better drys I've tried.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wowza. Hard to drink in the summer, but what choice have we? I was impressed, but want to go back for a second try.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow, slightly minty, excellent light roast, medium hops and some chocolate that goes great with Three Floyds House charecter. Thank you Russo for buying this barrel
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC: This stout pours a rich, deep, black color with a small, mostly diminishing tan head. The aroma is coffeeish and hoppy, with some malty sweetness and roasted malt hints. It has a medium body and moderate carbonation. The flavor is malty with roasted notes, a bit of chocolate, a fair amount of hops, and a slight hint of caramel. The finish is roast and slightly bitter from the hops. A very smooth, flavorfull, drinkable dry stout with that typical Three Floyds hoppy flavor.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark stout with a tan head. Aroma is nice an hoppy - good florals, some pininess. Flavor though is kind of mild - slightly thin and watery on the palate. Mild roasted flavor, medium malt body. Some mild hop bitterness. Finishes clean - alsmot a bit too clean. Unfortunatley, when I spotted it on tap I immediated was under the impression it was the Dark Lord Imperial Stout and was quite disapointed when I tasted it. Now that I know that this is their dry stout, I can review it better in that category.
BeerMonkey (11) - Lansing, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful dark stout. It has a smooth, silky palate and light astringent aftertaste. I can't get enough of it when it's on tap.
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Smooth stout with a great chocolate aroma of piney hops, slight dusty ester, some char and lots of coffee. Sampled at the brewery it was pleasing to the palate. Nice hop finish, looking forward to trying the Imperial Stout. Lots of hops in this one with alot of roast dominating the flavors. Body is a little lite and this beer is somewhat one-dimensional, but still a tasty treat.