Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2003
ose of roasty malt and semi-sweet chocolate, perhaps a hint of toffee or caramel. Dark brown-black color, with a creamy, lasting tan head and a light dusting of sediment. Flavor is roasty and bittersweet, with roasted, grainy, coffeeish malt, cocoa and about mid-point an influx of lightly spicy hop. Chocolatey, hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a gentle palate. Very quaffable and similar to a porter in nature. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Medium, creamy tan head atop a black body. Aroma is chocolate, light toffee, hint of roasty. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee, finishing coffee bitter. Creamy medium body, perhaps a bit light for a stout. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Near black with hints of brown on the edges. Small creamy tan head. Aromas of mocha, heavy strap molasses, sorghum and corn bread. Initial malt sweetness well balanced by a subtle but evident hops mid-gulp. Quite mild in the finish. More of a cream stout. Quite drinkable, smooth yet a touch spritzy. Long caramel malt finish. heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 From the bottle. Black body. Large light tan head. The aroma is rich chocolate and coffee. Hints of coffee creamer. Slightly sweet. The taste is light coffee and not nearly as sweet as the aroma would have indicated. The mouthfeel is grainy with some dark bread. A nice light stout that would be a good session brew. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2005
12 oz bottle: Deep mohogany brown w/ a lasting, but small, light beige head. Aroma starts chocolatey w/ some roasted coffee notes and figs. Hints of caramel sweetness; sweet malt, and a little bit of burnt malt aroma. Only hints of alcohol. Well balanced, but to just the sweet side, and seems balanced more by the bitter dark malts than hops. However, there is a burnt, acrid finish and aftertaste that is just a little unappealing. Some caramel and hop flavors with a little bit in the dry finish, but it’s mostly a burnt malt flavor. Lighter body, dry borderline astringent m/f, slightly resiny, well hidden alcohol. Not a bad sweet stout, but too dry, resiny, and burnt for my taste buds for a beer of this style. Actually seems more like a dry to IMHO.
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Bottle: Aroma is real light. Slight malt, chocolate, and coffee. Relatively weak for a stout. Pours a slightly transparent dark brown with red hihglights. Tan head. Not as dark as most stouts. Rather malty with a roasted coffee finish and a little fruit. Thanks to wolhfs. MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
Overall a nice stout.Don’t drink it Ice cold let it warm up.More sweetness seems to bleed through when warmed.
Nice coofee flavor that gives way to chocolate after warming.
Not a world beater but no slouch either.
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2005
pretty good stout.The right mix of roastiness with touches of chocolate. Slightly dry finish. Not bitter. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Clear brown with some lacing. Mellow aroma, with the most interesting feature being something that reminded me of a girlfriend I had in high school (her lipstick and hairspray). But the flavor was wonderfully laden with chocolate, plus sufficient roasted notes for complexity. Not super thick in palate but respectable and reasonable for a stout (non-Imperial). Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Toasty, roasty, toffee. Sorta thin. Not bad, but nothing about this stands out.