Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
10/2002 - sipped at this while handing out candy for the trick or treaters. Starts and finishes watery and bland. A thick shot of almost roasted malt in the middle. Slight hop warmth at the end. barely even a porter, let alone a stout.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ruby-bown color I can see through, thin watery, with a weak roasty flavor, not even worth a try.
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice beer but not much of a stout. A shame because this brewery produces some excellent beers. The stout is lacking in texture, smoothness and body.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost like a dark brown colour, light coffee flavours, fairly watery, light for a stout, not very creamy. Leaves you looking around for something else to have.
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I gotta agree with pretty much all of the opinions posted so far. Itís thin and watery, lacking the chewiness that I expect from a stout. A touch of coffee and chocolate in the flavour, but it disappears quickly, and has no aftertaste to speak of. A disappointment.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poor head retention. Nothing special in this stout. I was originally excited, but it didnít impress me that much.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
rather thin. found it to have a funny aroma. not the best stout Iíve had by a long shot.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slight coffee aroma, deep garnet, slim head. Weak coffee flavour, good bitterness, malt after taste. Dry, creamy and smooth. Seems more like a nut brown ale than a stout.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 28, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany color that reminds me my old furnitureís (ahh):). There is some aroma that I detected (slightly sweet something). Small head. Mouth fell watery. Light for a stout. Flavor of green leaf with roasted coffee that is easily drinkable but for pros might be disappointing. Label might suggest that is intended for new members of beer world.
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice black color, but apparent even on inspection that this would disappoint. Virtually no aroma--or at least, not enough to survive the half-senile old man chain-smoking next to me in the pub, despite the fact that I got my nose so close to the beer that I ended up snorting it into my right nostril. If anything, a faint smokiness like a piece of charcoal you discover in your BBQ grill the next spring after having left it on the patio since the previous September. Oddly large bubbles retained on the glass. Sweet flavor, but without any support through the finish. (cask at Hobgoblin pub, Oxford; a Wychwood pub)