JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color, medium/small khaki head. Aroma is strong of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Sweet grain flavor on the front end. Flavor gets more and more chocolatey as you swallow, and finishes with a very decent hop bite on the back end. The aftertaste seemed to increase in hops with every passing sip. Overall, a great beer, and an excellent stout.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i had the canned version, and i was impressed. chocolate mocha coffee slightly sweet but sorta bitter...tasty. very deep rich brown color and a lacy, ever-clinging light tan head. i mean i take a sip and the stuff just sits all up the side of the glass. cool.
pretty expensive for me though--$8 for a 4 pack. i’d as soon have mackeson’s.
imho, the few beer stores that actually DO carry decent beer in FL are overpriced.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a supberb stout IMHO. I truly enjoy this one, although it is very sweet. It is a great beer to end the night with, and I am sure that it would be great with dessert. For those in Austin, the Gingerman pours the best one in town that I am aware of!!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty, sweet malty aroma and taste with a hint of chocolate. Black body with a hint of red, nice full head. I like the balance of sweet and bitter.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2003 Dark dark dark brown. Just a hint of red shown through when I held the glass up to the sun. Nice tan head...not too big...just right for a stout. The aroma was bitter, roasty, and malty sweet. The flavor was slightly bitter up front, then sweet roasted coffee, and finished with a slight taste of semi-sweet chocolate. Very silky smooth feel...one of the smoothest. Despite being so smooth, the beer keeps a crisp edge to it. Why isn't this beer listed as a sweet stout? Great great great stout...one of the "Big Daddy's!"
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, caramel and sweet chocolate nose. Big frothy light brown head on this black body. Fullmouth chocolate feeling,toasted, sweet but not to sweet. But then... a watery finish. Too bad. You want to have this chocolate feeling for longer in your mouth!
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 dark colour, smooth appearance with a light, creamy head - dark chocolate flavour understated at first, stronger later - no aftertaste for me - enjoyable by even non-beer fans. My favorite chocolate stout.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black liquor. Chocolate milky head. Earthy aromas of malt, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice. Sweet malts first,medium to full bodied. Chocolate is extremely evident all the way. Extremely bittersweet finish. Nice hops, very very well balanced stout. One of the best, definately. The chocolate is just incredible.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - light chocolate - expected something stronger. Appearance - black as night - but head was weak with little lace. Flavor - smooth with subtle chocolate undertones. Great mouthfeel - no chalky aftertaste. Overall a good solid stout.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great cocoa aroma, and rich dark color (but little to no head). Just slightly too bitter for some reason. RERATE 9/8: chocolate mousse finish that is very satisfying, not as bitter this time.