crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 OK first thing I have to say is look at the ratings for St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout the 4th highest rated beer out of Canada, I’ve had that and the Iron Horse beats it by far, way more flavor, great chocolate, with the ever so slight coffee coming out, smooth as hell, awesome black color with sweet creamy head that stuck around the whole time.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark opaque with brown edges and a frothy well-lacing tan head. Aroma is subtle, dry and roasty without much sweetness. Smooth, malty, robubst, dry-tasting body has good viscosity and roasty finish. A nicely balanced brew and an enjoyable dry stout.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, opaque brown pour, beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, hints of roastiness. Sweet chocolate roasted malt flavor, and maybe some kinda fruit like a plum Fairly thin unfortunately.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a note of licorice and a very slight roastiness. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark roasted malt, coffee, creamy chocolate aromas with a faint hop nose. Pours opaque with a tan head and spotty lacing. Dry roasted malt with dark chocolate and toffee body. Dark, medium bodied and a little thin palate.
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a medium bodied stout that was kind of thin for my taste. When the stout arrived at the table there was absolutely no head on the beer. This made for an overall weak tasting of the beer. Dark brown in color, chocolate and coffee accent this stout well.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was by far the best of the selection at big river. nice medium mouthfeel. good dark brown with light tan head. dry, toasted marshmellow (i keep finding this lately in stouts-- is it just me??) malty, chocolatey, roasted toasted and pretty decent, but lacking something... isk what...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice looking pour, black w/ a creamy head. dry roasty, but a bit thin on the palate. nice, but not outstanding
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Have had this before, but shared another wih Shag tonight. Black with a creamy, beige head and robust flavors of coffee and chocolate, roast, and a touch of sweetness. Very decent stout, but wish they’d bring back the espresso stout...mmm, mm, m!
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee aroma. Something is off in the nose, though not sure what. Nice lace. Opaque body. No head. Pretty good. No flaws. Could be more complex in its flavors. Very nice. Just could be better. But, lives up to its ranking as the #1 rated Big River brew.