demitriustown (1013) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got some decent malt characteristics roasted, toasted notes, caramel, light coffee, and an everso lightly hop characteristic. Appearance is a dark black with a thick tan head that lingers around for quite a while. Taste is malt forward with roasted malts upfront, chocolate, light coffee, and caramel coming forward. The hops are more subdued in the taste. Palate has got a medium mouthfeel with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, Not horrible just below average. Cheers!
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a treacle and coffee aroma. There is a dry thin burnt malt flavor and little else.
bhensonb (9870) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Mild sweet malt and coffee aroma. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Thin bodied. Flavor is light burnt malt and coffee. Goes to thin ashy burnt malt. Sad to see the red triangle on such a poor effort.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a ruby hue and minimal head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is light bitter. Dark chocolate and coffee with a hint of herbal hops. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation but not much of a finish. Overall, ok. Things were going great until the texture. Meh.
nick76 (4128) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is slightly burnt with hints of dirty water, coffee, chocolate, and molasses. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. This might have been a decent stout but after the Big Eddy I just had it seems like cheap swill.
jb (1951) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at MacGregors. Pretty one dimensional, but decent. Creamy (nitro pour), nice looking dark and reddish. Plenty of chocolate in this, like chocolate malt. Not much else.
sawbuck (224) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bready coffee aroma. Pitch black, watery appearance. First taste is bitter coffee, roasted malt. Finishes with a nice combo of sweet and bitter. More flavor than expected.
jantonius (8) - USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice alternative to Guinness, definitely a fresher product. Very nice toffee notes, and creamy head.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Chocolate and light coffee aroma. Black with a moderate tan head. Watery chocolate, barley malt, and roasty flavor. Light side of medium body, lively carbonation. Rather easy drinking.
shrubber85 (6527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Very light chocolate malt aroma. Dark black with moderate tan head. Chocolate barley malt flavor. Light ashy finish. Nothing bad - better than the bottled/canned Guinness you get in the states.