mribm (446) - Hurley, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Poured with barely any head. Smelled like a combination of spicy raisins and worcestershire sauce. The taste was of coffee and the finish tasted like BLOOD! I am not kidding! This is probably one of the worst stouts I've had. It is drinkable, however the BLOOD finish is disgusting!
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black body with thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, medium roasty, mild coffee. Taste is roasty, somewhat salty, coffee bitter. Finish is coffee bitter. Creamy, dry stout medium body.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, brown head. Very little aroma. Burnt toast, coffee, and a hint of dry red wine are all present. dusty, dry finish.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a puffy, cocoa head. Nose is roasty, slightly burnt, and a bit meaty. Very smoky, meat-like quality returns, almost rauchbier-esque in a rather mild way. Roasts are a bit thin but not hugely absent, and has a very slight chocolate undertone. A bit of tobacco as well. Very smooth, not too sticky, could be a bit thicker. Still, rather good and better than its rating would appear to indicate.
ARMed (575) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a little yeasty, earthy and chalky. Not too much to go on with the smell. The taste is subtle bitterness. Pure heaven for a stout. Very full-bodied and creamy. This beer has a phenomenal pour. Excellent creamy pale white head with a nice long lasting stay. Lacing is also tremendous. Thick and chewy stout with a perfect appearance and nice strong bitter flavor. This is a very nice stout and I will look for more when I can.
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This reminds me so much of Guiness.Similar dark almost black appearance and a bitter taste with a dry aftertaste.They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, This is a fine stout.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, GBBF. Opague with just a bit of a head. Creamy aroma with roasted malt. Roasty and creamy flavor that leaves little room for other flavors, just raisin maybe. Fairly light bodied, but lots of flavor. Long roasty bitter aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black with a smallish tan head. Aromas of roasted barley, mocha, peat and coffee. Light flavors that match the aromas. A session type stout. Light with mild, yet true to style flavors.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich chocolate nose, with some roast, mollasses/vegemite. Really dry mouthfeel, bitter and roasty. Cadbury Chocolate flavour, some cola, vanilla, vegemite and some citric hops, quite a lot of different flavours. Light to medium bodied, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Its not bad, i just don't think the flavours blended together that well.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty damn black with some floaties; persistent thin head with great lace; clean dirt nose. Nice bracing bitterness- nice body for only 4.6%.