r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 A great stout. Creamy and flavorful, with chocolate, coffee flavorings. Dark as night. Great to sip at night. May be "too chocolatey" for some, and I don't make it a regular thing...
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great and unforgettable stout. Complex chocolate flavors with notes of roasted coffee beans, milk and caramel.
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in colour with a creamy brown long lasting head. Aroma of bitter chocolate and cream. Flavour is of chocolate, very smooth and creamy. Finishes slightly sweet with a medium chocolate bitterness.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful mocha aroma which leads to a nice thick dark pour, the head doesn't hang around long but this first sip and your hooked. A really strong roasted malt flavour with just the right hint of chocolate. It lingers on the palate long after your finished taking a sip. a beer to be enjoyed over and over
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is really interesting, and a great stout. Nothing special in the smell and the head is not strong to start with, but from there it steps up in a big way. The flavour starts as a great, rich, dark stout. Then as it rounds out on the palate, the chocolate comes through, and it marries beautifully with all the other dark flavours. Dark, dark cocoa permeates this brew leaving a pleasing mellow finish - not very bitter, but definately not unpleasantly sweet. All in all, one of the best stouts.
flemdawg (533) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Such a great beer! Chocholate all around. From the smell to the taste the choclate was present. Super black color, and a white head. Choclate aroma as well. Great taste. So tasty, so warming, so great.
Ingevara (816) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big creamy head that goes away a bit faster than expected. No chocolate present in the smell but in the aftertaste it becomes very obvious. An exiting beer with a deep soft aroma and lots of flavors.
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2003 Fantastically dark with a decent beige head that doesn't last long.
Straight out of the fridge (bad Australian habit) it tasted like a homebrew stout with too much roasted barley. Hanging onto the glass brought it up to a decent temperature releasing the light chocolate aroma. Sipping shows up the nice but still faint bitter chocolate flavours. Large mouthfulls gave me all the bitterness but with a nice chocolate aftertaste. At 5.2% I was suprised to find how spiritous it tastes.
Re rate: Had another one at about 12C and I am now very impressed by the beautifully balanced cocoa flavour present in a great tasting stout.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(1 pint o.9 fl. oz. bottle) Strong cocoa aroma. Pours opaque with a thin, brown head. Flavour of bitter, dark chocolate. Velvet smooth and linguring cocoa. Lacks complexity but loved how it tumbles across the palate. Good. Thanks Kimchee for this beer...
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It seems that everytime I tried this one, I was horribly disapointed. However, after having a few pints off of a fresh keg on clean lines, I now find that I really like this beer. Creamy, sweet vanilla aroma. Lots of flaked grain and chocolate flavors. Creamy - like a chocolate milkshake. Other times I've tried this the lactose sourness has been the predominant flavor - not this time though.