bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2001
I'ts not Guinness............
........ proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2000
A decent stout, but there are alot more out there that are better........... opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
This was my favorite stout when I was relatively new to tasting different beers. (Shortly after by Bud daze.) Anyway... a good stout. A little thin in body, but smokey, roasty, and smooth. Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Dark burgundy colour. The aroma is creamy, almondy, and Oreo-like. Ultra sweet Vietnamese coffee, light roast on the palate. Fatty body…I have issues with that, but otherwise this is a serviceable sweet stout. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2000
A true milk or sweet stout (not ot be confused with a Dry or Irish stout like Guinness). Not in the league of a Mackeson's, but still decent. Not real muscular, a bit on the lighter side for a stout. However, it maintains a very smooth texture, delicious chocolate/coffee/raisin aroma and flavor combined with a moderate appropriate mid-palate sweetness and a burnt/bitter follow through. A bit hard to find here in N. Fla.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2000
One of my favorite stouts - not overly heavy - nice hints of coffee and chocolate for a slightly sweet taste as opposed to the ashy, dry taste of other stouts. Lacy head that trails down the side of the glass. Top 3 brew from Sam - only major drawback is that they don't distribute this in Florida! beerman991979 (136) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2000
I really liked this beer. Had a nice creamy aroma, and a kind of burnt, cream taste to it. very smooth, goes down really well. has a mildly bitter finishing to it with a tinge of kind of a raw grain flavor. Sammys (427) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2000
The first time I tried this, I hated it. Didn't even finish it. Over a year later (almost 2) I gave it another go, and this time loved it. I don't know what changed. It doesn't have the aroma or head of Guinness, and is actually more brown than ruby red (like Guinness). However, I don't think this is tryig to be Guinness. Its good in its own right, with a very unique flavor among stouts. Hard to explain, but try it for yourself, if you like stouts you won't be dissapointed. Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2000
........ Bov (13314) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 18, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2003 dark brown colour, few foam, roasted, black chocolate aroma, prune and alcohol, sweet and smooth, oily, long dry and bitter chocolate finish - delicious and balanced