kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006
black, thin brown head, roasted malt aroma, sweet lactose flavor, nice roasted character, bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
drowland (7772) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub during the season, but alas, I didn’t take good tasting notes - aaaayyrrr!
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at StoutFest. Poured dark brown with a very nice initial cap of caramel head. Aroms found dry chocolate and darker fruity notes, mild coffee, and some musty notes creeping in as it warmed a bit. Flavor had a very enjoyable undercurrent of molasses and other dark sugars.. dark chocolate, plums, and raisins all represent. Medium-bodied with a decent flow.. odd molassessey finish. Solid.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler courtesy of Duane at DL06: Pours an opaque black with a thin-lacing tan head. Nicely roasty dark caramely sweet aroma has some slightly sweet lactose character. First sip is of nicely sweet dark malty flavor and lots of good fresh hoppy balance. Has a lingering earthy, bittersweet character with lots of good dark chocolate presence. A very nice dry stout.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottled: Pours nearly opaque with a lasting creamy tan head and left very good lace upon the pint glass. The aroma has notes of milk chocolate, coffee, walnut, hint of smoke and paper, and just a dash of spice. The taste pretty much follows suit with heavy roasted and sweet malt tones but has a nice addition of smoke and bitterness on the finish. The most impressive thing with this beer is the mouth feel which is fuller than most in the style, creamy and smooth with a light bitter bite. It is quite the lovely drinking stout. When judgement versus the genre it is above average and something I would seek out again.
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler: Courtesy of Duane at DL Day. Aroma of coffee and cream with a hint of dark chocolate. Pours a dark brown with a tan ring for a head. Flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee, hint of cream, and a light bitter finish.
heemer77 (5239) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 This hit me in the right way. It replaced the Imperial Stout that had been on previously. It was served with a mix of nitro and CO2. More brewpubs need to get away from just nitro. The body was black with a light brown head. The aroma was sweet coffee with some dark chocolate. The taste also had the sweetened coffee and bitter chocolate. There an oaky dry finish with some bitterness. Nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler @ DL06: Poured a hazy dark brown color with a small tan head. Coffee aroma with some ash. Light tartness and light cola notes. Sweet roasty malt flavor with a dry finish. Mild hop finish. Light body.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, Rock Island. Better than the amber/ESB/whatever I had, this was a nicely roasty dry stout that could have used more heft in the body. But the mouthfeel was pleasantly chalky and the flavors were appropriately bitter, going well with the meat on my plate.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Advertised as 6.2% ABV. Poured an opaque black color. Head was one finger high and tan in color. It reduced quickly into a thin film and left only a bit of lace. Aroma was roasty malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Delicately sweet on the tongue and full bodied. Tasted of bitter dark chocolate, charred caramel, wet stone, and a hint of coffee. Not bad.