seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured an opaque, very dark brown colour, red hue at the edges, with fluffy, long-lasting beige foam and lots of lace. Perfect appearance. Aromas of malt, roasty grains, coffee, chocolate, toast. Flavour was just as good and complex: bready, tart, toasty, hints of plums, raisins, black coffee and dark chocolate again. Utterly delicious. Medium body and carbonation, chewy mouthfeel, lingering multilayered bittersweet aftertaste. Definitely another highlight of the event. Keep it up, 2nd Shift!
edgallow (2081) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle poured into pint glass. Nice black color with a dark tan head. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Real good beer
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery’s tasting room. Pours a mostly opaque dark brown with a little tan head that leaves a lasting ring the entire time. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, toast, molasses, and a little earth. The flavor almost exactly follows suit, with a lot of coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, earth, and caramel and molasses sweetness. The body is just a little thin and under-carbonated, but barely; I’d call it light-medium bodied. Roasty, smooth mouthfeel. Still, this is an awesome stout and I actually liked it just a touch better than the LSD imperial stout upon my first try of both.
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampledvat the Augusta Bottoms Fest. They had this last year and now they are a legal brewery. Very dark with a small ringnof foam. Ai deliciousvsmell of cocoa. That is tasted, as well. Nice earthiness and coffee, too. Nice both times.
beernbourbon (1300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty standard but solid with hints of chocolate, light roasted malt, and a hint of cream. Flavor is also very standard with roasted malt, a light chocolate hint and a clean roasted finish. No complaints here, very straight forward stout.
bhensonb (11072) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours black with a 4 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Through the head I can only get chcolate and some dark malt. Med minus body. Flavor is dark chocolate and a burnt malt that reminds of the old style Guinness. There’s coffee in it, and something like citrus hop? Basically it’s pretty dry, and bitter. The dominant flavor seems to be the malt. I was hoping Cat Spit related to Cat Piss, but it’s pretty good stuff thanks to the malt bitter.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from Augusta Bottoms Beer Fest. Poued a jet black color with a small tan head. Aroma was milk chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Flavor was milk chocolate and smooth dark roasted malts. Milky finish and a little dry. Good beer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle (at 4.8%ABV per the Bottle.): Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, chocolate, roasting, light lactose, light bitter coffee, and a hint of maple molasses. Poured black in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes much like it smells, of malt, chocolate, roasting, light lactose, light bitter coffee, slight hops, and some burnt malt. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roasting, chocolate, light lactose, slight hop finish is slightly dry.
drfabulous (3998) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Wine and Cheese in St. Louis. Slightly velvet/creamy stout. Big tan head. Not a big heavy body. Some coffee and chocolate.
vyvvy (3996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at UCBC Wolpertinger 2013 - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, smooth roast and some coffee. It has a medium smooth body with a light amount of carbonation. The taste has bitter roasty malt, coffee and cocoa powder. The finish is very bitter and quite a bit of coffee. Pretty good.