hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks!...Very dark, crystal clear, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is of burnt maple syrup, maple smoke and mocha. The flavor is just like the aroma. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet, dry finish. World class stout!
adnielsen (7595) - 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.
Dogbrick (6863) - 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.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black as you'd expect with little head. The beer is predominately coffee-based, with a bitter ending. But this is more of what I call the "brewpub Stout" style ... watery with little mouthfeel.
phaleslu (5208) - 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.
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.
Strykzone (4218) - 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.
esjaygee (3844) - 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.
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.
Cavie (3551) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours very black with a light head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee ground, malty and roasty. Dark malts, roasty and bitter flavor. Heavy bitter malt and chocolate. Nice.
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