awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
This is a good one to drink if you love Stouts. A very good example of the style, bursting with malt flavor, very dark in color with a thick, full body. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Black. Big, dense, bubbly, creamy light brown head. Roasted malt and burnt chocoffee aroma- touch of lactose, also. Same flavor, bitter finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium body is very drinkable. Would go nice with some waffles at breakfast. Good brew. JK (6160) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Black with no head and very little carbonation. On the thin side for a stout and a little oily. Coffee and chocolate in the flavor with very light bitter hops. A good British style stout; decent flavor without a huge palate makes it drinkable. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle. A thin well balanced stout. Aromas of roasted malts and cherry wood. Black body tan head. Flavor was a weak roasted malts and little watery. Smooth easy drinkable beer. I would have to think the cask would be a great stout see the componants for a good stout are there. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle poured black with a light head and very little lacing.
Aroma is roast with a hint of cherries.
Body is a bit watery with a roast and chocolate flavor and a metalic flavor on the finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2759) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Pours usual black body and smallish head. Aroma reminds me of Young’s Double Chocolate stout - I believe I quoted that as "I added Nestle Quik to the mix." Some roast in there as well. Palate is very light or watery. On top of that, it doesn’t feel balanced either. The aroma was fine for me, but the flavor was lacking. More coffee comes out in the finish, almost bitter. Blah. I remember having this when I was first drinking beer and thought it was fantastic. I remember savoring every drop, realizing this was a Guinness with a rich chocolately coffee like flavor. It had that light body that fit so well at the time since all I drank was Yuengling and bmc light. My how times have changed. This beer had a lot of potential, but fell far short. Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2005
This could be classed as a stout light. A handsome beer that is so deep dark in color and rich looking. The head is truly impressive. After giving up on it fading away I finally drank through it. First impressions were of a nice biting stout. That quickly faded to a weak flavored, although pleasant brew. Most notable among the flavors was a nice fruitiness. However, the most distinct thing about this beer was its lack of substance. Hence the "light" comment. I enjoyed it, but was left wishing for more. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours an almost black hue of ruby with a nice tan head. The aroma is mostly chocolate with some earthy notes and just a bit of hops. The flavor is nutty at first and fades to roastiness with a saccharine finish. The flavor is quite weak because of the wateriness, which gives the whole thing an artificial feel. This almost seems like stout-flavored Kool-Aid. Disappointing. kepano (278) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 Impressive looking brew with a dense black body and a fizzy tan head. The palate is surprisingly thin for what appears to be such a hefty liquid. Coffee, dark chocolate and other roasted malts are accentuated but some hops are revealed along with the dry finish. Slightly metallic nose. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Pours with a nice, frothy head and lively carbonation; creosote, chocolate and roasted nose with a hint of cherry noted fruitiness; burnt, chalky front end with dusty maltiness and dry finish; thin palate; meh.