bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice black with a medium light tan head. Aroma and flavor are full of chocolate, coffee, nuts & malt. Average for a stout.
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Had on tap at the brewpub in Jacksonville. Best of the sampler that I had - very solid brewpub stout. Good lacing with a mocha-colored head on top of a charcoal black pour. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Solid coffee stout flavor without the chalkiness and a bit of chocolate undertones to round it off. Perfect level of acidity - melts in your mouth.
Earlier Rating: 5/26/2003 Total Score: 3.5 (Combined on 1/16/07)
Had at their Chattanooga location. Jet black appearance, nice, decent sized mocha colored head. Had a bit of a smoky aroma to it. Had a nice bitter chocolate flavor to it - does not bitter out near the end like some brewpub stouts tend to do - as I took a long time to drink this down! Overall a quality brewpub stout.
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark color with a thin tan head. Just like jeremy (jgb9348) said, since I had it with him. Aroma of coffee and some roated malt. Strong coffee flavor with somewhat of a bitter aftertaste. Overall not bad though!
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with some slight ruby highlights. A thin tan head tops the beer. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Strong coffee flavour with some caramel sweetness and roasted malt all being major players. Aftertaste bittered from the malt. Overall, a pretty good Stout and fairly representative of the style. I had this on draught at Big River (owned by Gordon Biercsh) in Chattanooga, Tennesse on 26-September-2003.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body is nicely black with a good lasting head. The aroma and flavor are BIG chocolate supported by charcoal and roasted malt. This isn't harsh, but soft, the bitterness of both the dark malts and the hops are very low. A bit sweet, but not cloying. This is a good easy-drinking stout.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a sampler: Pours almost black (but not opaque) with a medium thin light beige head. Aroma is very roasty, with a hint of dark chocolate as well. Medium to full-bodied with a strong roasted coffee flavor that weakens toward the end. There are also malt, chocolate and hops notes in the flavor. Finish is weaker than I would have liked, but this is a passable Stout.
mogo (38) - California, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent stout. Full balanced flavor, a touch of sweetness, extremely smooth.
Shag (2607) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a large head, aroma was faint but good. Flavor was a good balanced stout, a hint of sweetness but mostly bitterness. A good dark chocolate taste. Malt and hops blend perfectly. Smooth but not watery. Excellent stout.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black brew with solid roasted aroma, light bronze head. Good chocolate notes with good roasted flavors. Smooth and enjoyable.
rcibera (5) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking dark beer, with a pretty good taste. I don't normally like the stouts, but I was surprised. Smooth and simple.