phaleslu (7041) - 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 couldn’t have been better. Best Augusta beer I’ve had so far.
adnielsen (9619) - 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 (5206) - 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.
Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap- Was served a black color, with a 1 finger head that faded quickly with some lacing. Roasted malt and hint of sweetness. Roasted malt and dark chocolate with a bitter finish. Medium body,with a creamy texture and went down smooth & easy. Enjoyable brew but could have been a bit more robust. Good for a couple or just relaxing.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Augusta Brewpub. Black with a medium quickly dissolving tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma of roasted malt, peat and a touch of chocolate. Thin and over carbonated body tastes of roasted malt, chocolate and mild molasses.
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is dark brown, nearly black with a medium light brown head that diminishes steadily. Patches of lacing. Roasty aroma of malt and coffee. Medium, smooth body with a roasty coffee character, and flavors of burnt malt and hops. The finish is a little on the thin side and consists of coffee and mild hops that lingers for a bit. Above average overall.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Parkville Microbrew Festival. Pours black with a light brown head. The aroma and flavors are very roasted. Fairly watery with a thin body, but it does have a pleasant bitterness.
Terminus (3302) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub in Augusta, MO. pours deep brown with a nice sudsy tan head. big roasty, coffee, char aroma that is somewhat one dimensional, but not in a bad way. big char, anise, roast flavors with a largely roasty finish with some light smokey notes. very char laden finish. body is almost lite, but not really detracting since the flavors here are well delivered. I like !
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 11/5 from the brewery. Dark brown and opaque hue. Chocolate, medium coffee roast, slight sugar and caramel, and anise notes in the nose. Chocolate and caramel flavors at first, then bitter and coffee. Creamy stout, with a mild dry hop finish. Easy!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light chestnut color with a taller light tan head. Mild pale malt and roasted malts along with brown sugar in the aroma. Thinner feel. Light roast and coal flavors. Quite dry and quenching. No much depth though.