JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Local. Dark black beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty with a fairly prominent cocoa and chocolate nose. A light toasted malt character and a bit of herbal hoppiness as well. Good light sweetness and a touch of sweet maltiness through the middle. Lingering sweetness, chocolatey with a good balance of roast and sweetness.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Hophead22. Poured dark brown/black with nice head. Aroma is sweet and caramel. Taste is nice and light with roasted malts, chocolate, maple, and caramel.
GMCC2181 (1570) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wolf. Black in color, decent head. Sweet aroma, but the taste is roasted malts with a touch of maple that gives it a sweetness. Also chocolate and caramel. Texture is lighter for a stout which is a change up. Overall a pretty good stout.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour a wonderfully rich black with a good cream head. Nose is very appealing, almost spoiled smelling. Lots of malt flavors, caramel and maple comes through as a nice pair. Thin, medium bodied, and refreshing on the palate. A mild bitter finish. A good beer. thin feel, thin feel, astringent,
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, myrup]
Pours deep chestnut brown, almost black. a big, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, good fruitiness - some black currants, dark chocolate, doughy malts, light liquorice. Highish carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour starts off with a fresh, zesty, tartness, lots of black currants. Then the beer turns drier and more stout’ish. Lots of chocolate, soft roasted malts and dry coffee in the finish. Very refreshing, long aftertaste.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@BlindTastingSession. Aroma of black currant, coffee, black roasted malts and black chocolate. Dark ruby color, light brown head, good lace. Light but increasing sweetness, fruity sourness, nice steady bitterness. Red berries, black currant and chocolate. I don’t think this refreshing sourness is supposed to be there (but the bottle wasn’t that old, just a couple of months) but it did suite very well.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On NITRO at O’Brien’s in San Diego. First of all, I love this beer. But when combined with nitro, it’s simply wonderful! A fantastic creamy off-white, slightly chocolaty head that lingers quite long. The head makes it so scrumpschous and chewy, and the flavor doesn’t dissapoint either! Fantastic mild tones (very mild) of chocolate and coffee and vanilla, but a pronounced "fresh" flavor that comes from the carmel malts. Very sweet and dry and quite drinkable. I’m a huge fan... especially on NITRO!!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Poured a nice dark black. Nice roasted malt aroma. Smooth flavor, very nice. Good everyday stout.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a huge, frothy, light brown head. Decent retention. Creamy, chocolaty nose with hints of soy sauce and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Chocolaty flavor... bittersweet. Finishes a tad burnt and ends up fairly dry.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive deep brown pour with a full tan head. The nose os sweet and leather like. The flavor is astringent and overly sweet with a strange, sour finish that lingers.