BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Opaque appearance, good enduring head of mocha foam. Malty, molasses aroma, cocoa and vanilla. Creamy intro, vanilla bean, chocolaty with roasted coffee, sweet balance (lactose?), strong bitterness in the finish. NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Cask conditioned at the Jackson pub on my birthday, 7/16/04. Flat black body with a slightly off white head arrived at the correct temp., slightly cool. Aromas of chocolate, toasted malt, and coffee rolled out of it. Huge mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and a little coffee with it along with a pretty hoppy but never biting touch. long finish with very nice coffee notes the whole way through. Almost too rich at times. Kind of reminded me of Expo stout from Bells. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Rerate: Mild, malty chocolate aroma; moderate-full bodied; roasty malts and espresso flavor; milky palate, though with a fairly bitter, lingering finish. Nice stout. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Looks the way I like beer to look: dark, almost black body with a tan, frothy head. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee in the nose with some overtones of citrus. Mouthfeel was medium, smooth, a little oily. Flavor was semi-sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. A respectable stout. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Black in color with a medium tan head. Roasted barley aroma with a subtle vegetable character. Flavors of roasted malt,chocolate,very malty.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2004
black purple with a thin quickly discipating tan head. Nose is bitter with some malts but in general it is quite fiant. The taste is mostly bitter with a sharp kick right off the bat then calms down to be more malty and stubtle. THe body is nothing too exciting. Pretty darn average for a stout. jzzbassman (1619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Great Stout!! Pours thick and black with a small but long lasting head. Pleasant bitterness with a big roasted flavor made this a nice companion with a bleu cheese filet on the grill. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2004
a pleasntly seet rosted barley notes with hints of chocolate. Flavor was heavly roasted for the most part with some hop bitterness. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 Bottle - Very dark with a very thin tan head with decent lacing. Roasted barley is very strong in both the aroma and flavor. Less than the typical amount of coffee. There are several layers of hop flavor and bitterness, but it is not overpowering at all. Hop bitterness lingers. A very good effort. Enjoyable. fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2004
Thick, dark appearence with a roasty smell. Hints of coffee, with a thick, roasted taste. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Very good - I'd buy it again.