Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2004
It’s been years since I tried this brew, and I don’t recall being that impressed. I have to say, either my palate or the recipe has changed ... and I am guessing my palate. Nice maltiness in the aroma and some rainy plums. Flavor is robust with a touch of roasted acridity at the end. Overall a very solid stout. balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Dark brownish red with a fluffy beige head...chocolate and coffee dominate the nose in addition to hints of toasted nuts and toffee. Strong coffee upfront with a bitter chocolate finish. Medium body that is creamy and relatively carbonated (maybe too much for a stout)...pretty good overall. larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Black, large beige head.
Very nutty and hoppy.
Soft and smooth and fullbodied. Late bitterness. antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Nearly black with a deep red in the light. Thin but sturdy tan head. Smells good, sharp coffee like roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Similar in flavors. Not very smooth or creamy with kind of a harsh finish, plenty of hops rearing their head here. But the flavor is good and I enjoyed having a couple, just couldn’t drink too much or too often. gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Very dark with a tan head, strong bitter flavour. Not a smooth beer, but still very good and very drinkable. Quality beer with a nice variety in flavour.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Nice black pour with a chocolaty head. Typical coffee and chocolate nose and taste. Much milder than many stout, but this is very drinakable for those not "into" stouts. Nice hop finish. canary dog (774) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2004
A rather weakish stout...not very flavorful. But not the worst one, either. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#46).mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Pitc black with a fine greyish head. Mild classic stout aroma of roasted malt and coffee with grassy and creamy notes. Strong coffee flavor with citrus and hop in the finish. Yeasty notes also. Rather dry with a good bitterness. Easy drinkable and tasty!
Pours out deep black with tan color head. Nice aroma; earthly & roasted. Nice hoppy flavor. Full body; nice roasted flavor (kinda like coffee). Great stout!! Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Pleasant dark fruit, malty aroma. Smooth and creamy texture, medium full bodied. Roasted flavor comes to life in the end with a dry hopped character. Not as robust as other stouts but still very tasty.