JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a huge tan head. Cereal malt aroma with chocolate and roast. Flavor is also cereal malt forward with chocolate, cream and a bit of roast for a slightly bitter finish.
mixmasterob (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thank to a Portland buddy. Black pour with a half finger light mocha colored head, thick. Aroma was heavily roasted malts, some cocoa and light coffee. Maybe a touch of lactose sweetness. Flavors were straight up roasted dark malts. Subtle notes of coffee and cocoa throughout. Carbonation was light yielding a creamy and full mouthfeel without being fizzy. Excellent. Bitter finish, smooth as can be. A great stout.
ErasmusRome (14) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing stout, more sweet than i can imagine. lovely aroma of coffe, strong body.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has a toffee aroma to it. Flavor and palate are quite dry, dusty, chalky, with the flavor of unsweetened chocolate. This is one of those stouts that also feels like wood going down into the gut.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smell is reminiscent of nuts, toastiness and a little bit of sweet caramel. Appearance is an opaque black/brown with a very thing head when I poured it into an English pint glass. Tastes a lot like caramel and has a strong roasted coffee back. There’s a little bit of bitterness too that adds greatly to the overall flavor as well. Unfortunately it doesn’t have much of a mouthfeel in my opinion; the flavor and the beverage as a whole just sorta comes and goes.
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice dark stout, with a great color. Nice full body full of roast malts. Not especially hoppy but well balanced.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Hayduke! Beyond black with a very small tan head that doesn’t show its face until after the pour. Light lacing. An interesting stout. Aroma is earthy with a bit of peat. Light chocolate and coffee, dark fruit, roasted notes, mild hops and perhaps some fruit wood. Cherry keeps popping in and out. I was quite surprised to see that this is nitrogen infused. That usually mutes flavor and aroma. Without the nitrogen this would be a wild ride. There is a sourness throughout but also a sweetness. The finish was complex and flavorful with everything joining in and singing together as one choir. A small glass sample would be a disservice to this beer and raters who have it that way miss so much. A great deal happens after the first 1/3 of the 22 oz. pour. A fun beer! Thanks again, Ron!
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to SeaBass for this one.
A: Pours deep black with a creamy brown head. Some light retention and spotty lace.
S: Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
T: Lots of roast, hints of smoke as well. Very subtle cafe mocha flavors. light hops in the finish.
M: Medium in body, pretty smooth.
D: Not great but solid.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate & roasted barley dominate the aroma. medium body, slick & creamy with a slightly burnt bitter finish. a little astringent as well. very good except long aftertaste brings it down some.