scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap Rockbottom (Atlanta) - Dense black, creamy light tan head. Rich nose of mocha cream, roasted oats, cocoa, and a kiss of vanilla. Flavor is more of the same with soft espresso, milk chocolate, and toasted vanilla bean. Light to medium bodied and very smooth, soft carbonation, light bittersweet, coffeeish finish. Best beer of the lineup in this location...
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(On tap) Nashville. Completely pitch black and opaque - barely any head. Almost vinous aroma of dried fruit and port wine. Flavours of lightly burned malt and then unfortunately - again - a strong fustiness spoiling what could have been a fairly nice Stout. God, why the f... don’t these people keep their pipes clean? A bloody disgrace. 290306
sdcourtney (37) - Berlin, Germany, - MAR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good stout, but nothing extraordinary - I was impressed that the waitress was able to distinguish it as a sweet stout rather than a dry stout "...like Guinness..." - it’s nice to have knowledgeable wait-staff in a brewpub.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nashville. The only beer that I enjoyed. Barely opaque and inky dark brown in color. No head, only the barest touch of dust. The glass even feels heavier than the others. Semi-sweet chocolate brownies with a touch of Hershey syrup drizzled on top, and melted caramel, comprise the aroma. Mostly reserved in terms of smell, but decent in its own right. Sweet Toll house chocolate chips come through in the flavor, along with chocolate covered mocha beans. Scaled carbonation and chocolate milk tendencies help to keep this one heads and shoulders above the rest of this brewery’s offerings. Delectable chocolate caramel interaction to a point I wouldn’t have thought possible. Melted truffle finish. A great end to a miserable night.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark black, it’s creamy, chocolately. Yes sweet stout, and decidedly drinakble. Only 4.5% alcohol by weight makes it presentable at lunchtime.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the 2006 Atlanta Cask Ale Fest Very dark brown color with a small tan head. Big roasty aroma with coffee and some sweetness. Flavor starts sweet but watery. Light roast with a coffee finish. Body is thin and watery.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Disney World Boark Walk location. Poured a dark black with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Light bitter finish. My favorite out of the six beers I had there.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
damn, i had this almost a yr ago but was too lazy to add it till now. Definetely one of the best of the sampler i enjoyed at the brewery. It was very black with some decent coffee hints. the body was decent, but a bit watery, just not bold enough to hang with the bigguns.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy light brown head that suits the dark almost black color that when held up to the light almost blocks out even direct light. I think with this beer I seemed to understand for the first time the roasted flavor that people talk about. This beer is an easy smooth drink without the big dog bite that my server and what i had heard built it up to be. The next time I go I will try it first and may end up re-rating it then.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Charlotte, NC Rock Bottom location. Black opaque with bubbly brown head that laced the glass. Roasty chocolate nose with pleasant milk chocolate flavor with coffee undertones. Sweet throughout with smooth finish. Very good stout.