Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 From a Bottle.Black with a blood tinge in colour,small head.A moist,fruity,dark brew.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The appearance was a small sized head with fine-medium sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body was uncarbonated, opaque with a brown hue. The nose consisted of coffee and chocolate with a coffee flavor to it. The palate was smooth, but watery and thin for a Stout in my opinion. It was light bodied with no lacing. Not a Stout that I would highly recommend.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew poured a small head of glorious fine to medium sized dark brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated opaque except around the edges dark black brown colored body and a excellent lacing. The aroma is also very nice with notes of dark smokey roast, chocolate and mild coffee. The mouthfeel is a bit thin though for a good stout. It is also somewhat bubbly and mildly tingly. The flavor is thin with mild notes of coffee and sweet dark malt. I was really looking forward to this after looking at it and smelling the aroma, but it soon fell off the mark after I tasted it. Still, it is a fine brew, but it just could have been so much better.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed it, light and approachable. Roasty, chocolatey, with a slight smoky character, with a touch of acid and citrus from the hops. Mild, yet tasty, nice soft mouthfeel, some chalkyness.
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, Oxford Beer Festival. Dark Red Black stout with malty head. Thick caramel notes with big roasted malt flavour. Lack a finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. With a light beige head. Rich chocolate, black malt aroma, that fill the glass and then some. Chocolate and malt taste, with a clear dry coffee flavour, that’s arriving really late. Tastes just like a chocolate coated coffee been.
bierkoning (8951) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black and no head. Coffee and caramel aroma. Roasted malt flavor with caramel, coffee, licorice and apple. Thin and a bit watery, but still a nice beer that goes down easily.
fly (1369) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shame, I think my bottle was spoiled as it bubbled over and had a foul, sour taste that Couldn’t have been intended.
RichardGretton (4016) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly uninspiring appearance as the light head soon disappears. The flavour is very bitter and lacks depth. Basically the beer is no way near as good as Murphy’s Irish Stout.
omhper (17461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with huge, stable beige head. Chocolate aroma. Erathy, malty nose, but becomes more thin towards the finish, which has notes of coffee and licorice and is rather salty.