Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Low head, big bobbles. Dark, almost black. Almost no aroma, perhaps something burnt. More flavor, finish bitter, and a bit too thin.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black color with a light beige head. The taste is a light chocolate sweet base with a light dry but dominant bitter finish.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A lovely stout, why can’t Guinness be more like this. Chocolatey, roasted malt flavour. Good liquorice flavour. Some coffee.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head upon poring which rapidly goes flat.Slightly smoked flavour but not overpoweringly so.A pleasant easy to drink stout.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rai Wines, Harborne, Birmingham. Nice powdery choc aroma, like a cappucino taopping. Nice coffee flavour - roastiness gets larger towards the finish. Balanced and drinkable; oily with a powdery finish - good mixture! Yes, good Stout action.
caesar (4506) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black color, medium brown head. Aroma of bread, rye and roasted malts. Taste is not really complex, roasted malty, rye. Average stout.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of roasted malts, rye. Quite strong. okay. Opaque, black coloured with a lasting brown head. Taste is quite unbalanced; hopbitter, roasted malts, rye, coffee and sweetness. Far from great.
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 (3567) - 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 (4852) - 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.