tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, some head that dissipates quickly. Lots of roasted barley/coffee flavor and aroma - and I mean VERY roasty. Rather bitingly bitter, but in a good way. A pleasant surprise.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with redish tints. Medium head fades fairl fast. Aroma is mainly roasted barley with hints of coffee beans. Roasty malty flavor with a nice touch of bitter-sweet chocolate. Smooth, almost milky mouthfeel. Finishes bitter and roasty.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackish-brown body (80% opaque) with a head of big tan bubbles. Looks like coca-cola. Smells of chocolate, oatmeal, roasted coffee, maple syrup and English hops. Taste is very different. Has a cool taste, like there is some sort of mint working in the background. On top of this is loads of chocolate malt and oatmeal, and a roasted coffee ending that follows well into the aftertaste. No alcohol taste. Overall, a rather mild and easy drinking sweet stout. Similar to Mackeson.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild coffee, light roast, some ligering milky sweetness - lasting light bitterness in the finish, kind of watery. Not bad.
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a beige, foamy head and a near opaque red body. Nose of coffee, roasted malt skim milk. Very smooth texture. Strong coffee flavour. Above average beer.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with no head. Aroma is roasted and malty. Dark roasted malts, whole coffee beans, chocolate, and fruits on the tongue. Rather thin and unexciting mouthfeel. It's not a bad stout, but it's not very exciting. But it's worth a shot.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Deep red, almost black, color with a thin tan head. Has a roasted aroma with a slight sweet hint. Initial flavor or caramel that gives way to a roasted malt finish. A bit watery for an oatmeal stout. [[RE-RATE 8/19/05]] I had this on tap at MacGregors in Henrietta, NY. It was awesome. Dark black with a creamy head. Very light and sweet aroma, but the flavor was outstanding. Very sweet and rich with malts and roasted flavors. Much better than in the bottle.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly opaque with only some faint reddish light passing through and a thin tan head. Aroma is musty and burned with some faint soy notes. Body has a touch of caramel and roasted malts with a dryish warming finish. A decent oatmeal stout, but could benefit from a little more sweetness.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Near black in colour. Aroma was very smokey, lots of bacon?!?, with a slight roast and malt. Flavour was slightly roasty, some malt, smokey, meaty, harsh and very sharp. Finishes with a medium harsh bitterness. The was a huge disappointment.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bizarre smoky bacon smell greeted me at first, which many might enjoy but not I. It has the look of a good stout, all near-black and tawny-topped and such. But that's about it. I didn't really enjoy the roasty flavour, even the mild coffee and chocolate notes, due to the aroma. I also found the aftertaste a little odd. Overall one of the most disppointing stouts I've tried.