foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is fantastic. Iíve never had anything like it before. Some hops in aroma, but flavor is chocolate, a tiny bit of bitterness in the aftertaste just so that you donít get overwhelmed by any sweetness. Perfectly balanced. But it is a pretty simple taste, kind of one-dimensional. Good nonetheless. I wish it had a little more complexity, maybe some more roasted malts.
robertjm (761) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The very first taste is of a porter, but the bitterness rolls in shortly after that. Dark as sin. A very nice sipping beer when you donít want to drink a heavy barley wine. I can imagine sitting there on a dark blustery night, sipping this beer, smoking whiskey dipped cigars, and listening to some rich music like Bach or Mozart!
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic dark chocolaty beer. Hints of coffee and toffee come through this unbelievably smooth beverage. One of the all-time best finishes on a beer.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stout but a little disappointing on the palate. Appeared to be thinner and flatter than I remember.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2004 mildly roasty, watery and unremarkable stout base with a tangy finish, mixed with artificial chocolate flavouring taste. the choc works well in the aroma but gives the mouthfeel a strange icky fattiness that sticks around in the finish. a bit of a silly beer really.
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It seemed thin as it was poured into the glass. But this creation is exsquisite. silky smooth going down and easy to drink. The finish doted with the bittersweet chocolate. Absolutly lovely.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth and slightly bitter, with a slight chocolate taste.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice touch of chocolate. Gives it a richness and thickness that makes it a good experience.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and dark, like a stout should be. Strong chocolate aroma, but the taste is mostly roasted grains until the finish. Strong chocolate finish. Simple in flavor, but it is a good strong flavor, which is just fine by me.