JonMoore (1963) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured very dark brown/black with foamy tan coloured head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste some alcohol, but dominated by chocolate and malts. Creamy on the palate, roasty and smooth,. Quite dry with a slightly bitter finish. Probably the best stout I have ever tasted.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
another one of my early beers that lead me down this track for better beer. Loved it at first, but bought too much at once and it quickly wore on me. very chocolaty, not quite as much as rogue, this one had a little better overall taste to it. lots of malt, barley, and sweetness in this brew which didnt hit the spot completely for me, but filled my better beer void for awhile.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good sweet stout with a dominant roasted chocolate flavor. Light bodied and lacking complexity.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mmmmmmmm....chocolate. but there is more to the beer than that which is nice. an excellent chocolate stout
freekyp (1557) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark opaque brown with large mountainous rocky tan head. Dark baker’s chocolate pervades the nose with little in the way of other aromas. Slightly thin, making it all the more drinkable, this stout is full of chocolate, but not as sweet as you might expect. Nice cocoa afteraste. Well balanced and not over the top given the name of the beer.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good. Big tan head that lasts and laces down the glass. Dark coffee/chocolate flavor. Interesting aftertaste, maybe it’s alcohol, athough I can’t put my finger on it, but whatever it is I like it. Good beer!!
IndianaRed (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2004 Can with Widget Pours a dark tan with microscopic bubbles that move DOWN the edge of the glass is curvy waves. Cool to watch. I can smell the hints of chocolate already. After a min or two the head has settlked into a nice 1.5cm layer of light tan that is so uniform and dense that I can actually make small peaks in it with my finger. The lacing is doing a good ob of coating most of the glass as it goes down. Classic stout aroma with of course the semi-sweet chocolate as the predominant factor. Taste is as advertised, choc as well asdark coffee are the players here. Bitter after tom\nes typical of a stout. Not as much of a heavy thick feel as some of my favorite porters and more drinkable than the more famous Guiness.
The feel is creamy and smooth and goes down easy. Stouts are typically not my favorite but I could get used to this one quite fast.
Glass is half gone and the creamy head is still there. Quite good
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark black with a big thick creamy brown head,lots of lacing.
lite chocolate malt taste,, big rich flavor. another good beer! something to keep around when friends come by.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. deep black with a hint of blue, has a thick tan head. sweet aroma that is inviting. taste is divine, taste is invigorating, chocolate-obviously- but also has a nice balance of other flavors. the assorted malts come through, and i think the finish is better than the intitial flavor. this begs for another sip.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 One of my all-time faves. It’s best from the tap (of course), but the pint can does an admirable job of recreating the lush flavor of the aforementioned tap. The bottle is okay, but like I said, it’s best experienced on tap. (If I mention ’tap’ one more time, I get a free toaster oven.) This beer is sure to please.