dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cocoa aroma. Black in color with tan head. Cocoa-chocolatey, not my favorite chocolate tones.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with lingering tan sheen. Milk chocolate, deep roast, dark fruit aromas. medium body. Semi sweet chocolate, dark fruit, dark roast malt flavors. Nicely bitter finish--good
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a black body and a tan head that lasts for a bit. Aromas of roast, vanilla, light esters, coffee and dusty cocoa nibs. Flavors are sweet, chocolate, licorice and a lot of dark fruit. Creamy and a bit warming. Medium bubbles, full bodied. Lingering dark fruit esters. Good.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 tap, chocolate, coffee, roasty, black, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation,
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle
A: chocolate, burnt sugar, spicy, raisin/plum
T: chocolate, raisin/plum, caramel, roasted grains
This is a big beer with a lot of malty notes. A bit on the sweet side, but not bad.
SDalkoholic (2314) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Canyon Club: Such a surprise to find this beer on tap at such a random tiny bar especially since it’s in San Diego. Anyways, poured a dark black liquid and was topped with a thin half inch of foamed head. It was too hard for me to pick up on the aroma since this place has a kitchen and people smoke cigarettes in the door way so I will have to guess with a 7. The flavor is dominated with dark roasted malts that give off a syrupy taste in conjunction with a warm presence of alcohol. I only drank 2 pints of this before I began waving the white flag. Good stuff and this definitely needs to go into bottle production.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Brewfest Encinitas. Very dark brown with almost no head. Sweet fruity chocolate aroma. Sweet and fruity flavor with light hops and not a lot of darker malt flavor. Full bodied and lower in carbonation. Just a little bland and sweet on the whole with out a lot going on. Not my kind of stout.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Goat Hill Tavern.
Black brew with a decent amount of tan head. Lots of roasted malt aroma with some chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweeter than I would have liked with more dark chocolate and roasted malt.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ritual Tavern, San Diego. Rich and chocolatey with hi carbonation, sort of like an Italian chocolate soda. Better fit for pairing with dessert than drinking alone.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ritual Tavern, San Diego. Rich and chocolatey with hi carbonation, sort of like an Italian chocolate soda.