Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty malt aroma, with a hint of the molasses. Very dark, opaque brown/red color, almost black. Rather nice head, creamy consistency. Flavor profile is most certainly about the dark malts, although there are some hops noticable towards the end. Tastes like there is a nice variety of malts in this beer, not just a couple of kinds. Decent complexity. I like this beer, the molasses adds a nice character, and it’s full of roasted flavors. I wouldn’t call this a dry stout, though... Just not dry enough to fit that category, I suppose.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Thick reddish- black in color, nice thick and creamy tan head, nice lasting lace. Aroma of burnt sugar and chocolate, roasted, coffee, molasses and chocolate, nice burnt bitterness. Medium body with a thick and creamy mouthfeel, burnt bitter and sweet finish, a pretty good stout.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent stout, not particularly surprising as it comes from Free State. A little "nutty" for my taste; in fact, it reminds me a bit of a chik-O-stick. The hops were surprisingly present, and this was a relief given the sticky opening.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is just a tasty stout. There is nothing really "adult" about it, the sweetness of the molasses is definitely balanced. Wonderfully smoothed and one to revisit every year.