HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This for me is near the pinnacle of the style for a non-imperial, no-adjunct stout. Really good roasted malt character gives lots of cocoa and espresso beans. Just quite good flavorwise with drinkability to boot.
rauls1959 (1) - Ventura, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complex, vanillaish, and super smooth. Had it with french toast and it was quiet an experince!
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey, consumed on 9/11/2015. Black with light tan head. Aromas of licorice, roast, chocolate. Tastes of roast, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
drfabulous (5233) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Dark pour. Medium to thin body. Big roasty nose. Chocolate. Nice.
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small shaker showing a black center, coffee rims, and spare latte colored foam.
The nose shows a lot of roasted malt darkness.
the palate is very light bodied with a lot of chocolate immediately noticeable and a roasted malty bitterness on the finish. A bit too light for a stout but still pretty good.
tmongoose (1872) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft that poured a medium brown with white head. really not sure you can call this a stout versus a black ipa. if its a stout then the flavor is all wrong if its a black ipa then you are right on target medium roasted malt base with a huge hop nose. the flavor is more of the same nice hoppy flavor start to finish on a medium roasted malt base evenly balanced but you need to get the style right.
TylerGreenDC (632) - - SEP 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown color, brown head. Lots of ashy, roasty coffee, malt with a bit of chocolate and toffee. Dry, dry finish. Nothing too extraordinary, but when you want a 6% stout...
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at fireworks pizza Leesburg. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Some solid pine on the nose along with some roasted notes. A bit hop forward on the tongue for my taste but still flavorful and balanced. Finished clean.
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N3lson1 (633) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank on tap at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. Pours a nice deep, dark, brown/black color with very little light brown head. Smells of chocolate and malts. A good brew, a little off putting taste in the beginning that grows on you.
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours dark brown with nice tan head and lacing. Nose is chocolate and roast. Taste is mostly roast with a little coffee. Good stout.
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is named for fire crews. It’s appropriate this time of year because of all the work those people are doing 24/7 around here right now. It’s an excellent Stout. Couldn’t really get much better. Just needs more alcohol (make it Imperial).