kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Big River Grille in downtown Chattanooga. Poured to dark brown color with a thin tan head that stuck around to mid-glass and left a little lacing. Both the nose and taste were predominantly chocolate, with just a tad of roasted nuts and coffee. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and almost chewy sweet, but enjoyable, with a finish that was long and somewhat sticky.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 1. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 (Broomfield location)
Hoppy aroma. Beige head. Black smooth and a little rich on the palate with a little dryness in a coffee roast finish.
2. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 (Chattanooga location)
Fruity hop aroma. Black a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a burnt roast finish.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at rock bottom charlotte. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head. Nose is light roast notes with a hint of dry chocolate. Palate is full and foamy, lightly velvety. Flavors of roasted malts and hints of chocolate with a dry finish.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice appearance. Had a blackish brown look. Flavor was nutty and pleasant. Wasn’t overowering. Nice beer.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with good, creamy brown head / Light, toasted barley nose / Light to medium body, acidic, with good balance and dry finish / Flavors of toasted barley, bittersweet chocolate, and roast coffee / Average.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3oz sample at the brewpub Downtown Chattanooga. Dark roasted brown pour with a nice head. Bold Coffee malt (like in Malta!) with a rich roasted flavor that stays with you! Great!
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewpub. Seven Bridges, Jax, FL.
pours dark brown, beige head.
Aroma, roasted malts and some coffee notes.
Flavor, roasted malts, light body, finish remains on the good roast side with hints of chocolate powder.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery in Nashville. Black as night color. Aroma of dark roasted malts, burnt espresso. Taste is on the creamier side. Roastiness is a little acrid. Bitterness is firm and appropriate; well balanced. All around average stout.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with red hints, a thick tan head. Light loops of lacing. Roasty aroma, big chocolate. Taste is roasty, lightly astringent, chocolate and coffee.
Acknud (1066) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Big River Grille, Nashville. This is the only decent beer of the batch I tried. Typical chocolate aroma and taste. Nothing that blows you out of the water but drinkable.