Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with touch of dark ruby, very impressive look. Sweet aroma, milky chocolate. Initially light-medium but with flavours that grows on you. That’s typical of good stout .Slightly oily, would be better if was a bit more flavorful.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful tan head on top of this black beer. Roasty and chocolate tones dominate, hint of fig. Sweet but not as strong I expected, smooth and creamy, very nice mouthfeel. Minor lingering bitterness. Yummy, not just for dessert.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can't believe I haven't rated this yet. I've been drinking quite a few of these lately and even had it on tap. This stuff is so smooth, creamy, and tasty. There's never a bad time to drink it. Dark chocolate, cocoa, with a bit of bitterness in the finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a black body topped by a thick lasting tan head with good lace. Sweet yet slightly bitter malt aroma with roasty notes and hints of chocolate. Slightly sweet and bitter malt flavor with chocolate notes and a slight roastiness. Full bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
smoosh (534) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: One of my favorites. Even better on draft and nitrogen. Very dark with medium head. Not much nose, faint roasty chocolate, but the taste ... love it. Also has a very nice mouthfeel. Full and creamy. Excellent!
Terminus (3085) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 ReRate-I just bought a bottle that was expired last month, but decided to give it a shot. I was very impressed to say the least. Pours fairly black with a nice tan head. big chocolate, char, and roast aroma with notes of baking chocolate as well. flavors are really char and chocolate. nice finish! this was just a tad oxidized, but not offensive. I am boosting the ratings on this one for shure!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 A great concept if you really like chocolate. Very smooth and I really love the roasted barley taste. Very unique.
bigguy (3) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2003 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best on tap when you can find it. It is a very smooth stout with great character. Great for desert or as the main meal. Great balance of flavor and feel.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent tan head which settles nicely to a thin foam with decent lacing. Aroma of burnt malts. Not much chocolate aroma though. Color is black in the glass and slightly red when held up to a powerful light. Flavor is a little thin with hints of dark chocolate (not much though) and malt. Finish is smooth, creamy and a little dry and bitter with a noticable hops presence that was hidden earlier. A good quality stout but I expected more chocolate flavor and aroma than was there.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I can't really share the enthousiasm about this one. Smells okay; burned malts, sweet. Looks are definately good; dark brown coloured; lasting, off-white head. Taste is sweet, moderate bitter with loads of caramel. Palate is uninteresting.