Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had to try this because I had a black lab for several years. Great dog, pretty good beer. It is very dark in color, with roasted, coffee-like malt with a dry finish. Rich, full head and nice aroma.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to heavy chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer that exceeded my expectations.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of growler thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours black. Aroma of coffee, bakers chocolate and dark roast. Flavor is much the same, pretty rich. Medium-heavy mouth feel with low carbonation, some what creamy. Overall, not bad.
kathouse (778) - Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malt aroma and a big brown head. Beer had big body and excellent roasted, coffee taste. Beer is nitrogen carbonated giving it that typical Guiness type mouthfeel. Best of the beers I tried.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at Big Dog’s Brewery. Nice dark color, slight roast and coco in the sip. Too watery for me throught the sip for this style. I would have guessed "Porter" on a blind test.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a nice dark brown with the usual creamy, off-white head from the nitro pour.
S: The nose is chocolatey (primarily dark chocolate) with some hints of coffee and roasted malt. Perhaps a bit of molasses in there as well.
T: The flavor is not quite as muted as you often find with beers served on nitrogen. Good roast and smooth, creamy chocolate flavor. The coffee is subtle and in the background.
M: The mouthfeel is also quite creamy, though a bit watery at times.
D: A nice stout from a brewery that I had never heard of/had any beers from before. I wouldn’t mind having a glass of this one again.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitro at PP Carlsbad, dark brown, creamy reverse nitro head. Roasted malt, chocolate... really not much going on here. Simple stout, nitro creaminess.
mcdav2154 (436) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. The look of this beer is exactly what is should be. Dark black color with a cream colored 1in thick head. Smell was of roasted malt, coffee, and some bakers chocolate. Taste was about the same but a bit weak on the palate, in my opinion. Really the best beer there when I went but I wouldn’t make a special trip there just for this beer. Thier food was really awesome though.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small fast disappearing tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some sweetish hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark orange black pour with a soft nitro light brown head.
the nose is roasty, a little smoky and has a touch of cocoa.
take the characteristics in the aroma... add some coffee, toasted nuttiness and some ash and you get the flavor profile. it is heavy on the roast and malt while just a bit bitter.
the body is medium. the mouth feel is creamy but a little watery from the nitrogen. 6/4/6/3/14/3.3