EgonB (19) - Halmstad, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I must admit, I was really suspicious, but what a Stout ! Perfect to a chocolate dessert.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.This is a very fine stout.It's black.The head is huge and creamy and that dark tint of the bomb stout.The taste is very smooth crisp and chocolaty.THE FINISH IS DRY AND SLIGHTY BITTER LIKE CHOCOLATE AND HOPS.YUM.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 Draught (can) : I served this pretty cool like it says to on the can. Dark brown, almost black due to the huge khaki head of fine bubbles blocking any light that might brighten the beer up. Kinda sour chocolate and coffee aroma. Tastes like you are sucking on a chocolate cloud. Really subtle milk choclate flavor the moment that it enters your mouth, subsides to a little nothingness before the finish. Very little after taste, but there is a bit of roasty bite and lingering mocha. Seems thin, but it acutally tastes and smells like chocoalte.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head on this beer takes well over a minute to settle out from the nitro can, and it stays thick and creamy throughout the entire time you drink it. When it is too cold, there is very little flavor. As it warms, the chocolate and earthy hops aromas arise. The flavor exhibits a bitter, dark chocolate or cocoa taste with roasted malt and a very thin yet creamy mouthfeel. It has a nice bitterness on the finish with a hint of sweetness and that dark chocolate note.
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, dark, dark brown, some ruby around the edges, head didn't last at all. Draft. Some aroma of roasted malts, but not much. The flavor was of espresso and some milk chocolate. The finish comes up surprisingly short. I keep trying this beer every few years, and am always disappointed by the thin, almost watery, very short finish.
rlgk (11701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, with a brownish rich head. Aroma is cocoa and some banana. Flavor is chocolate, malty. Expected it to have more body. Looked better than it tasted.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a nice creamy head. Aroma is malty and fruity from banana. Flavor is banana and cocoa
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 Very dark. Grey head. Very malty without too muchy sweetness. A slightly bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste. Suprisingly weak. Not much body or richness. Too smooth and simple. I was dissapointed.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 I popped a bottle I should have stored for my flatties, but I hope there is more at Camperdown cellars; anyway, this was fairly forgettable. It's like there is a thin pretty lame english ale base on top of which some very polite dark chocolate taste is imposed. Not rich or syrupy at all, and not very complicated. The head was lame as well, and the colour was dark brown which is dumb. A gimmicky beer in a lot of ways; Oakes was spot on in calling it a desert beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with tan head and great lacing. Aroma is heavily chocolate (obviously) with a roasted coffee (with cream) aroma. Flavor is like hot chocolate with essence of smoke. Perfect for the campfire! Overall, this is a great stout if you're into the subtleties of most stouts. The chocolate is heavy but everything else is pronounced as well.