ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I smell strong alcohol content. Not a bad thing, but......I don’t want to " know " it. Looks great, but dissapoints. Watery, and too smooth, if that’s possible.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of carbonation in the pour as well as the mouthfeel. Too much for me - I like stouts nice and silky. Decent chocolate aroma and taste but rather watery throughout.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious chocolate flavor. Very smooth, with a good creamy mouth feel. My bottle had a distinctly metallic aroma, which thankfully was no where to be found in the flavor. An excellent beer.
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours kinda like.... watered down melted chocolate. Nice semi-sweet chocolate flavor... with a little bit of coffee tones. Very creamy and rich. Nice mouth feel. Good beer.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Great Madison St. Stout Off, double poured into an Imperial Pint glass. Beautiful dark brown body topped with a light brown head. Creamy smooth and sweet, and the chocolate flavor is the slighty bitter baker’s kind which is nice. A great sweet stout from England. God Save The Queen.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle. 52°. NB Worthy glass. Poured dark brown/black with an off white head. Coats the glass. Aroma of bakers chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, buttermilk, and some fruit (citrus peels?). Taste is sweet, but not cloying. Unsweetened chocolate is the primary flavor, with roasted malts making a substantial contribution. Mild hops flavor. Nice, flavorful aftertaste. Thin and watery in the mouth. Good, but not great.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m sure "sweet stouts" have their place, but after drinking this I realized that I prefer standard stouts. Poured with an almost syrupy consistency. Started with a thick, rich head that disappeared quickly and left very little lacing. Aromas and taste of bittersweet chocolate and overcooked coffee, with a lingering aftertaste of the same. I like cold coffee. I like bittersweet chocolate. I didn’t like it in this beer. Looked much more promisng than it tasted.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much of an improvement over or differnce from Youngs Oatmeal Stout. The aroma has vanilla with a hint of hazelnut. The appearence is watery and light. The flavor is dry, slighyl coacoa-ish, vanilla and nuts. Lacking complexity but with a kiss of hops. Palate is plain and lifeless. Overall, boring and insignificant.
zathrus13 (1763) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a medium tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and some hops. Body is medium and creamy. Taste is chocolate and roasted malt. Not as sweet as I expected.
lamas (1546) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 1 pt. 0.9 US fl. oz. bottle. Pours black with small bubbly tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, sweet malts and coffee. Body is not super-thick but SMOOTH. Chocolatey without the heavily roasted malty taste. Some caramel present too. A tad on the sweet side but still very nice.