deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Poured black with a thick brown head. Aroma consisted of sweet roasted chocolate notes. Started sweet, but roasted chocolate notes, a bit overwhelming.
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. What’d you expect? Very rich, very smooth, lots of rich chocolate and coffee, maybe some vanilla and caramel, too. Very milky, and slightly sweet. Nice stuff.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ FFF. Pours black with a thick tan head. Mild aroma, little chocolate. I thought it had heavy chocolate malt in the flavor and was smooth. Decent brew.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Horse Brass, pours black with a medium off white head. Nose is caramel and maple. Flavor is roasted malt, nutty, maybe some vanilla. Overall fairly bland and boring. The palate was silky smooth. Maybe a different day a better score, but this beer bored me.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very black, thick, creamy, smooth, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, little earthy hops, little coffee.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask 0.25L glass at Kittys. Nice creamy head. 12mm. Dark reddish black colour. Mild syropy nose. Soft taste. Well balanced. Mild hoppiness. Not sour not too sweet but malty.
GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at WBF in Raleigh. Pours very similar to Guinness: dark ruby with a nitro cream head. Good lacing (nitro though). Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and coffee grinds. Taste is Guinness brown sugar, caramel, and and Irish Cream. Creamy body. Slight metallic aftertaste. Not bad.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour was ultra-dark brown, almost black. A short tan to brown head formed and there was a little spot of lacing here and there. The aroma was chocolate, boozy, caramel and brown sugar. The flavor was chocolate and booze mostly with some roasted malt and caramel thrown in. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Rich.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2010 So dark that I can’t see through it. Creamy head that never goes away. Stout smell, cocoa and roasted nuts. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel; a coating beer. Roasted caramel flavor, with a nice finish. No lingering bitterness. Quite good. Quite. 4.5
RE-RATE 10/9/10 On tap at Overtime sports bar. I’m rating this with a stuffed up nose. Yay. Solid black appearance with a brown upwards cascading head. Aroma is dusty and cocoa. Flavor is nitro savory. Chemical and lightly roasted. Finish is dry but maintains a wet mouthfeel. Dry in bitterness.
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at The Pub. Pours brownish-black with a compact light brown head tha diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee and malt in the nose. Medium, smooth body with coffee and malt flavors underscored by mild hops. The finish is creamy coffee and malt. Above average all around.