bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is med dark milk chocolate. Med body. Flavor is earthy chocolate with smooth burnt malt Drinks pretty good. Goes very well with cheese.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared at Slutfest 4. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, herbal hops.. The taste is nutty notes, caramel, herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown pour, brown head. Dry and roasty, some astringent notes, bitter cocoa nibs, ashy and not really something I would drink again. Thin and underwhelming.
slowrunner77 (9415) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a little thin for the style, but not too bad. aroma of milk chocolate and day old coffee. not all together a miss but could be better. flavor is good but lacking depth. "
marcus (8809) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours dark brown with very little head and a chocolate aroma. There is a hearty chocolate flavor, smooth and not overly sweet, with a dry finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours dark mahogany with tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up somewhat oxidized earthy malts, faint chocolate and that’s about it. The taste has a flash of the same earthy maltiness that quickly gets over run by dark roasted malts, burnt malts and then a coffee sensation. To midway sweet malty earthiness and a dash of chocolate come to the surface before roasted to burnt malts take over and run this thing into the finish.
PorterPounder (7061) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Betton) - 22 oz bottle. Pours a dark jet black with an initial frothy khaki colored had that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some very bitter chocolate notes, a hint of creosote. Flavor improves as it warms and presents some cold black coffee, unsweetened bittersweet chocolate, nice roastiness that is really picked up as it warms. Some marshmallow sweetness in the back end adds a bit of contrast. Decently thick mouthfeel.
Braudog (6219) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark, roasted brown color, the head a thin but resilient cauldron of tan foam. The aroma is nice -- reminiscent of roasted nuts and campfires. The beer drinks with a pleasant taste of nutty chocolate, kinda like you’d get from a chocolate-laced granola or something. Quite good. (#4795, 9/30/2012)
Beerman6686 (6113) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a medium to dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt, chocolate and metal. Flavor was metalic, malted milk ball and roast. Meh.
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, thinnish brown head. Smells like espresso and dark chocolate. Fairly rich body. Taste is more dark chocolate and coffee. Dryish finish. Not great, but not bad, either. If you find yourself in the mood for a tasty, uncomplicated stout, this will hit the spot.