AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, sweet and creamy, rich, coffee, mild roasts, a little thinner than it could be but not bad
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
black with ruby edges, thin brown head, lots of lace, creamy body, rich dry roasted malt aroma and flavor, nice bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub - Pours very dark brown with a chocolate and dark roast malt aroma. The roast malt flavor has some good chocolate and coffee notes. The medium to full bodied brew has gentle carbonation and a lingering, lightly bitter finish. Good stout.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown with a ruby low-light, looks a touch watery with some transparency at the upper edge. Coffee roast aroma. Flavor finds vinegar, roasts and coffee and is (as I’d guessed) uber-thin. This supposedly won Gold at the World Beer Championships. Glad I didn’t get the opportunity to sample a Bronze-winner.
<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub: Pours pitch black with a thin light beige head. Spotty lacing. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium, smooth body with a nice roasted coffee character, along with some malt and chocolate flavors. The finish is creamy and sweet yet it leaves a fairly bitter coffee aftertaste behind. Not too shabby.
Sammy (9526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewpub.A standard all-year stout and its a very decent one, although no oatmeal or RIS on today. Lots of head and lace on black. Bit burnt on purpose, bold expresso and chocolate. A good coffee. Appropriate carbonation as is true on their entire lineup. Medium plus mouthfeel.
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma seemed very roasty and a little chocolatey. Not really any noticable hops. Not bad.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown color with a ring of light brown lace. Aroma of Irish liquor and chocolate. Good flavor of chocolate, toasted bread , roasted malt and Irish liquor with a bitter and smoky finish. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is moderate. A very interesting stout.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts and chocolate are in the aroma.Pours dark brown with a medium tan head.Flavors of roasted malt and chocolate.Medium mouthfeel with a chocolate finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub: Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma or coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor, coffee, dark fruits and chocolate. Very dry on the finish. Pretty good.