Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good brew. Sub-optimal (but good) aroma and palate. Very good chocolate flavor. Dry for a stout, really a porter. Middle bittering stands out with a trailing roast/coffee aftertaste. A brew off-the-beaten-path, which is always a good thing in my book. Well done.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too sweet and flat for me. nuff said.
GiddyBoy (115) - USA - JAN 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and tasty. It had practically had NO aftertaste, which is great in my book. It had a large, creamy head, and was very very dark. It was strong, yet never overpowering. This was very impressive to me.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It was brought to my attention by my brother that the man with the big brown turban, (Richi), ripped my off on my 4 pack cans ($9)...but due to this beers’ excellence, not even you ,Richi, can make me angry anymore
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I saw this and had to try it. I wasn’t disappointed. From the moment I opened the bottle I smelled the chocolate malt and some other more lingering chocolate notes. The taste was slightly bitter but a good bitter, and one I wanted to keep tasting. I can’t wait to try it again since I bought only one bottle! I half expected ’Guiness meets Hershey’s Special Dark’ but instead got a memorable bitter chocolate experience with only my second stout.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2003 Chocolate and vanilla, sweet and thin, with minimal roast, a bit unexciting, but easy to drink, not complex at all, some nice flavour though.
Seagull99 (4) - - JAN 4, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like Coke when its in the glass Has a ’caramelly’ taste. Yeah, not bad at all!!
texasanarchist99 (15) - Huntsville, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a bit too thick; even for a stout. Massive head, passable flavor.
NYDennis (64) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have only had this beer once, but my first impression was great. Excellent taste, and goes down smooth. I am not a fan of stout beers but give me one of these anytime.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extremely tasty, with nice balance between the chocolatey sweetness and bitterness, flavorful malts. A good dessert treat for a stout drinker. Won’t work well with food, though.