AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a chocolate brown almost black with a very small almost non existant tan head. Aroma fills the nose with coffe and small hints of coca. Taste a mixture of coffee and a splash of soda water or cream soda. Dry tingling finish. Not as good as expected, but solid beer. Must try at least once if you are a stout lover.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and toffee. Very sweet roasted taste from the malt, with a bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Extremely smooth and creamy body, exactly how a cream stout should be. Very good.
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a little bit of a coffee taste that is common to stouts. It has a good frothy head to it that leaves fairly quickly compared to other beers. The froth a a mildly bitter flavor to it that is quiet enjoyable.
lweiberg (113) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Soft and easy on the tongue, reminiscent of Spotted Cow. Not as hearty as other stouts and not something to drink if you’re looking to tie a buzz on in a single drink.
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fine carbonation creates a pillowy head that adheres to the glass. Smells of dark chocolate, roasty coffee/chickory, faint molasses and hops. Tastes moderately roasty, chocolatey, has a very smooth mouthfeel, nice full malt body and sweetness, dextrinous. Very drinkable beer, delicious and would probably still be pint after pint after pint-
pfriesen (112) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head fading to a strong lace. Good oak notes balance bittersweet chocolate. Strong velvet cream mouthfeel.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours heavy black, labors out of the bottle. Frothy, dark tan head on the pour but little head lingers and the lace slides down the glass.
Smells sweet, licorice and molasses with some coffee. The malt lingers subtly under the other scents. Smells like a roast-enhanced syrup.
Chewy beer. Roast is the primary taste with sweet edges. Chocolate, molasses, with a licorice tinge. Dry aftertaste.
This beer is most notable for its thickness. Chewy, malty, mostly roast flavor with sweet edges. Tastes more of a high abv beer than what it is.
It becomes smoother and roastier as it warms.
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice stout, similar flavors to the kalamazoo and expedition but a little lighter bodied smoother and sweeter, not nearly as bold and complex as expedition but enjoyed it as much, or more, as the kalamazoo.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of caramel, chocolate, coffee. Appearance is black, cloudy, frothy head. Taste of medium bitterness. On the palate full body, creamy, long finish. Overall a good beer.
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted flavors dominate the aroma and the taste, complemented by chocolate. It is medium to full bodied. The carbonation is excellent - the bubbles are just right on the tongue. Slight bitterness, very smooth. A great stout.