nearbeer (3050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint many times. Pitch black with a lasting ring of bubbles. Nose is char, milk chocolate, caramel and light resiny herb. Taste is the same as the aroma promises. Medium-heavy body is drinkably watery and has light carbonation. This was actually the first beer I had with vanilla ice cream as a "beer float", about 20 years ago and it still makes my innards flutter with anticipation, or something else. This is definitely the brewery’s best beer.
NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at brewpub. Dark nitro pour. Nice roasty aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, creamy sweetness, and dryness. Creamy palate from the nitro. Full flavor with more coffee and dark chocolate.pleasantly bittersweet with light vanilla notes amid the roastier flavors.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A rich coffee aroma. Creamy head. Good black color. Coffee overpowers an initial creamy chocolate mouthfeel, but this is the best one here. A good creaminess throughout. Some hops at the very end.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blackhorse Pub & Brewey- The color is black with a nice full head. The smell a bit like chocolate and a hint of coffee. The taste was quite enjoyable mix of chocolate and roast coffee. The feel was of medium body and light carbonation and went down easy. Very tasty and satisfying.
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with a persisting, tan-colored head.
Smell: Aroma smelling of roasted and chocolate malts marked by a secondary, inappropriate note of diacetyl. Even with the buttery diacetyl, it smells a-ok.
Taste: Lightly sweet, malty tastes of chocolate and roasty, though not particularly bold coffee. As my dear, darling friend Fifi says, "it’s a bit mocha-ish." Good call, Feefers. Light touch of blackened grains are the source of the nominal bitterness present. Blackhorse is continually consistent in one facet -- each beer has some degree of buttery diacetyl present. Thankfully, it’s relatively light when set against the dark malt character and makes for a hint of Butterfingers. Roasty, Butterfinger-y finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: An above-average, acceptable stout (even with the diacetyl).
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown-red hints, light tan head. Lasting head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, coffee, burnt astringent malt finish.
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good stout. The best beer they brew. Good Chocolate and coffee with good amount of roastiness. Great mouthfeel and body.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at pub. Coffee, chocolate, some roastiness. Decent enough flavor.
Stormfaery (12) - USA - OCT 30, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the best stouts I have ever had. It is great with any food and has a very creamy finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Coal Miner’s Stout
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
good head producing thick lace, slight roasted aroma, lots of chocolate flavor with a touch of roastiness and just a bit of lingering (hop?) bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.