jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a tan head that laces with black color. Aroma is sweet. Taste is roasty, dark malt, chocolate with coffee aftertaste. Not my taste but nicely done.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Jacksonville. The one there is 4.5% not 5.6% as listed here.
The aroma is a massive dose of chocolate and coffee with accompanying burnt/toasted dark malt notes. The body is full on black and holds a lasting mocha head. Huge coffee component, dark chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel and clean with well defined flavor demarcations. Nice.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and some chocolate. Flavor is malty, roasty, and some chocolate.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the Nashville location - Poured a dark black/brown with an almost non-existent tan head. Carbonation is very low. Aroma is strong of roasted malts, but has an unpleasant sharp burnt smell (too much black patent malt?). Flavor was also strong of roasted malts and, unfortunately the flavor of burnt malt and the accompanying astringency was definitely present. Disappointing, given its reputation...
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome towering tan head and opaque black body with a thic chocolatey aroma. Chewy and oily on the tongue with a coating chocolate sweetness throughtout, mitigated by a late bitter coffee finish. Nice roastiness settles on the tongue for a long drawn out finish.
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft in Chattanooga w/ Shag/Clash. Poured the usual dark brown-black color (how black, dunno, lighting was poor), thin initial head, almost a nitrogen type appearance, mediocre lacing. The rest of the experience was pretty run of the mill: light roast, coffee, some chocolate in the aroma and flavor, although the flavor was fairly watery and slightly sour/citrusy? Mouthfeel was thin within style. Drinkable, but not stellar.
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Nashville. Black body but not opaque with frothy white head. Spritsier than a typical stout. Lighter body and lots of carbonation.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Chattanooga location. Deep black in the glass with a thick creamy tan head that lasted and produced decent lacing. The aroma was of chocolate and coffee. The flavor was a nice chocolate, coffee, and roast with a hint of lemon. Light to medium body with a coffee aftertaste.
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured very dark with a nice head. Aroma is all roast. Flavor is burnt burnt burnt, like a liquid burnt nothing.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
midnite in color. strong black coffee and chocolate flavor. it was actually pretty good