YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Not all stouts are created equal. This is not an outstanding one but it is very drinkable. It pours a deep, dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. SOme vanilla hints. Fairly full and robust in the mouth. The flavor is subtle chocolate-infused roasted coffee. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pours like an Imperial and smells like a porter. Body is black with an inch thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, malt, with a little wheat and butterscotch. Kinda of nutty taste with peanut butter, hops, and chocolate. Differant to say the least. DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Pours deep brown with ruby edges. Aroma of heavy malt and chocoff. Tastes malty, chocoffy, with a dry finish. Decent palate, but not very firm. A very good, but not elite, stout. I will buy this again. cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Whoah! Black and chocolattey. Creamy, malty and lots of caramel overtones. The bottle I sampled gave a humongous head (four inches)! We must have shaken the bottle while watching the World Series. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
(bottle) Deep black with big dark tan head. Aroma of roast malt and peat. Roast malt flavors with noticable hops in the finish.
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Charcoal-like roasted malts counterpoint the extreme sweetness in the aroma. Opaque, dark brown with rocky brown-tan head that recedes slowly to nicely cover with patchwork lacing. Roastiness dominates the flavour with some chocolatiness and hints of vanilla. Body perhaps just a bit light but mouthfeel is very engaging on the tongue. Bottle (MontreAlers - October meeting). PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Pours black with a ample tan head. Looks great in the glass. Taste was roasty, coffee with some sourness. Finish was slightly hoppy and slightly dry. Nothing bad about this, but nothing to set it apart either. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Eclipse black color. Small sized tannish head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, vanilla and slightly sweet. A medium to light bodied stout. Malts are coffee, chocolate and a touch of roasted malt. Slightly bitter hops. Nice balance. Perhaps a little thin tasting for a stout, more like a porter. Smooth taste. Not a great stout but still very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a coffee flavor. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Opaque black beer with living beige head.
Malty nose with tones of roasted malt and hints of coffee.
Malty flavour, bisciuty with tones of coffee and low bitterness in the end. A bit acidic. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Bottle - Pours a very dark black/brown with a big, bubbly tan head that subsides to a foamy covering. Aroma is of dark roasted malt and almost smells a little burnt. Flavor is strong of roasted malt and has a slightly sour character that does not really fit with the style. Body is too thin. Finish is not very long and does not have the characteristic dry bitterness of most good stouts. Not too impressive.