frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown (a little thin) and I can re-coax a creamy tan head by swirling. Rich chocolatey/dark fruit aroma with mild coffee roasts and dry, oaty background noise. Mostly full-bodied, but it turns watery by the time I swallow. Dark fruits and bitters in the flavor with a light touch of plastic. Ends quickly.
<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/b Barleys’s Ale House #1, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Alehouse #1. Poured a very dark brown, very slight creamy head. Smelled like roasted coffee and taste was much of the same. A very slight, creamy sweetness was present as well. Another very good stout from this my favorite home town brewer!
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like coffee and taste is almost the same, with some roasted notes. Pretty good and not too thick, though I don’t like coffee too much. Maybe a bit over-rated.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/8/07: On tap @ Ale House #1
Rich black-opaque body with a small, nice deep tan head. Lace slightly clings to glass. Chocolate malt nose. Yum! – malted milk ball flavor with a mix of roasted coffee and hops. Nicely balanced, finish has a nice hop bite. Glad to see this one re-surface.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Ale House #1. I really didn’t think this one would come around again considering I first heard of it 5 years ago and never saw it in rotation since. Needless to say it was a pleasant surprise to find it over the weekend. The beer is a flat black color with a medium ivory colored head that retains pretty well. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and roasted coffee beans. Rich, smooth body with a nice roasted character. Flavors of malt, coffee and sweet chocolate, along with a touch of hops. The finish is smooth and milky with a sweet malt and chocolate flavor. Leaves a bit of bitter coffee on the tongue in the end. Solid all around.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 Dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of roast and sweet fruitiness. Flavor of roasted malts, a little chocolate and cherries.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin @ the Alehouse: Dark brown in color with an off white head. Aroma, roasted malts, some brown sugar. Flavor, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, on the sweet side, and the body was kinda milky. Pretty good.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the firkin at barleys. Black with an average light brown head. A pretty solid aroma with some chocolate and roastiness to it. Flavor was pretty good also but the body was very thin. Pretty solid stout actually.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On firkin at alehouse #1 Pours black with a short tan head. Aromas of bakers chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor includes bakers chocolate, roasted malts, some good dark fruit notes and a slight hop finish. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. This one was pretty tasty!!! Great that a kid already has a beer named after him too!
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beer named after one of the brewers that they had in the featured ’cask conditioned’ flask they keep at the bar. It had a nice body and smell to it. I loved the flavor and hope they decide to include it in their regular rotation.