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 (8755) - 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 (3844) - 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 canít 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. Iím 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 (8683) - 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.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with thick, dense, 1 inch foam head. Good, strong milky thick malt aroma with clear and present hops. Mouthfeek is like 2%. Laces like a blanket. Flavor is full and rich with malt, dry hoppiness, and an oak taste. A little less filling than the most popular stout. Only slight alcohol presence. A very tasty beverage.
mjs (4821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught on 2009-03-27) Black. Medium sized and tan coloured head. Mals, chcolate and roastedness in aroma. Full bodied and bit creamy palate with medium carbonation. Roastedness, hint of chocolate, bitterness and tiny hint of coffee in taste. Roastedeness and bitterness in aftertaste.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Deep Ellum. Medium head that took forever to die down. Very mild aroma of some coffee and chocolate notes. Very blah flavor with no body. Not a good beer
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro at Deep Ellum. Aroma somewhat vegetal and metallic with very light hints of chocolate. Flavor again uninspiring, just basic sweet malt. Rather watery. Big meh.