tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2004
Dark brown, some head that dissipates quickly. Lots of roasted barley/coffee flavor and aroma - and I mean VERY roasty. Rather bitingly bitter, but in a good way. A pleasant surprise. frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Pours dark brown with redish tints. Medium head fades fairl fast. Aroma is mainly roasted barley with hints of coffee beans. Roasty malty flavor with a nice touch of bitter-sweet chocolate. Smooth, almost milky mouthfeel. Finishes bitter and roasty. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 30, 2004
Blackish-brown body (80% opaque) with a head of big tan bubbles. Looks like coca-cola. Smells of chocolate, oatmeal, roasted coffee, maple syrup and English hops. Taste is very different. Has a cool taste, like there is some sort of mint working in the background. On top of this is loads of chocolate malt and oatmeal, and a roasted coffee ending that follows well into the aftertaste. No alcohol taste. Overall, a rather mild and easy drinking sweet stout. Similar to Mackeson. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Mild coffee, light roast, some ligering milky sweetness - lasting light bitterness in the finish, kind of watery. Not bad. CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a beige, foamy head and a near opaque red body. Nose of coffee, roasted malt skim milk. Very smooth texture. Strong coffee flavour. Above average beer.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours almost black with no head. Aroma is roasted and malty. Dark roasted malts, whole coffee beans, chocolate, and fruits on the tongue. Rather thin and unexciting mouthfeel. It's not a bad stout, but it's not very exciting. But it's worth a shot. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Deep red, almost black, color with a thin tan head. Has a roasted aroma with a slight sweet hint. Initial flavor or caramel that gives way to a roasted malt finish. A bit watery for an oatmeal stout. [[RE-RATE 8/19/05]] I had this on tap at MacGregors in Henrietta, NY. It was awesome. Dark black with a creamy head. Very light and sweet aroma, but the flavor was outstanding. Very sweet and rich with malts and roasted flavors. Much better than in the bottle. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Nearly opaque with only some faint reddish light passing through and a thin tan head. Aroma is musty and burned with some faint soy notes. Body has a touch of caramel and roasted malts with a dryish warming finish. A decent oatmeal stout, but could benefit from a little more sweetness. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Near black in colour. Aroma was very smokey, lots of bacon?!?, with a slight roast and malt. Flavour was slightly roasty, some malt, smokey, meaty, harsh and very sharp. Finishes with a medium harsh bitterness. The was a huge disappointment. beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Bizarre smoky bacon smell greeted me at first, which many might enjoy but not I. It has the look of a good stout, all near-black and tawny-topped and such. But that's about it. I didn't really enjoy the roasty flavour, even the mild coffee and chocolate notes, due to the aroma. I also found the aftertaste a little odd. Overall one of the most disppointing stouts I've tried.