Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, used motor oil. Small brown head with very good lacing. Coffee carmel aroma. Smooth creamy palate. Some hops in the finish.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 Dark pour with secent sized brown head. Nice lacing throughout. Roasted cocoa like aroma. Powerful bitter hop taste. I also tasted dried fruites. Finish is roasted chocolate.
freekyp (2139) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Kicking chocolate aroma and flavor. Creamy and big bodied this dark brown beer is topped with a huge brown head. Sweet finish punctuated with sharp hop bite.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown color with a caramel residue. A small chocolate tna head with nice lacing. A roasted chocolate aroma, slight fresh hops. Medium body with a bitter roasted finish. Average.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man, this is a tough one for me. The color was pitch black, opaque, with a very small light brown head. The aroma was very bitter, chocolate, and dry dog food(!). The flavor was full of chocolate and hops bitterness...a combination that just didn't work for me this time. The feel was far too watery...not really thin, but definitely not carbonated enough.
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a nice tan head... don't be shy with the pour, just let it rush out of the bottle. Characol, chocolate, and caramel in the nose. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and slight characol on the tongue. This Stout slides down the throat in a soothing way. One great beer for breakfast or anytime.... this could be a session Stout for me.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tobacco and chocolade aroma. Sharp tobacco taste with a soft dry bitter coffee finish. Quite ok.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appealing rich thick black with a good dense brown head. Caramel, toffee, roasted coffee bean aroma. Smooth flavorful body, good subtle sweetness and nice drinkablility. My only complaint is that it's a little thinner than it appears.
Radek Kliber (7293) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, small creamy looking head .Aroma - malt roasted almost to perfection, strong and soft at once. Flavour was lighter and body was a bit to thin. If it was not so light /thin this would be great beer.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black w/ ruby hue. Brown head. Robust aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, & figs. Feel is slightly thin for style. Some roasty bitterness but flavours wash out & are somewhat watery.