DiarmaidBHK (2281) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drat at Baileys Range. Pours black with a thin khaki head that leaves little lacing. Not much on the nose. Definitely get roasted malt on the tongue but I agree with those that say the finish tastes burnt. Eh!
jdleigh (53) - - MAR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, ran head. Low carbonation. Aroma is coffee and burnt toast, toasted malt. Flavor is smoke, coffee and bitter, somewhat thin. Lingering bitter finish
gregwilsonstl (668) - USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark black. Vanilla and oak flavor. Smooth. Very thin head. Not very balanced. Lasting
jandd1983 (1578) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of maple syrup, maple smoke and some mocha. The taste was like the aroma. A very good Stout.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from tap into sampler glass. The recent 1st place winner at the Great American Beer Festival for Dry Stout, same category as Guinness! Obviously an excellent, true-to-style stout. Dry, dark, roasty, hints of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Nothing imperial strength or crazy about it, but very smooth and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
beernbourbon (1148) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at winery. Pour is deep brown/ almost black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is loaded with milk chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, light brown sugar, and a hint of hops in the background. Flavor is also very rich and full with loads of roasted chocolate malt, light coffee and a silky smooth finish. This was a huge surprise, excellent and so drinkable too. Left a thick dark brown film in the glass. loved it.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at beer fest. Poured a jet black color with a smaller tan head that retained. Aroma was burnt chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor was nuts, oats, coffee and chocolate. Dry finish. Milky aftertaste. Very tasty beer.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint at The Stable. Pours a dark, semi-opaque chocolate brown color with a small, creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, powdery milk chocolate, light coffee roast, cream, toasted brown sugar, and maple syrup. Flavor of roasted malts, dry cereal grains, chocolate, light coffee, cream, toasted sugar, a hint of maple syrup, and earth. Dry, roasty finish. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. This is an absolutely perfect example of the style. I had some mussels with it and the pairing couldnít have been better. Best Augusta beer Iíve had so far.
adnielsen (6216) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at Augusta Brewing in Augusta, Missouri. Deep black appearance with creamy black head. Great dark malty flavor with definite chocolate and coffee hints.
Strykzone (3816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. glass at the brewpub. My favorite of their current selection. So black! A nice dark tan head faded in a couple of minutes. A delicious aroma. Chocolate, fudge, cream. Flavor is full of chocolate and coffee. Anise tart and bitter hops, and dark fruit. Quite tasty.