edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Taste is malts, cocoa , chocolate and toffee.
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
San Antonio, TX - on tap at Blue Star. Creamy mocha colored head, nice sticky lacing, deep dark black pour. Chocolate and topsoil in the aroma. Solid bittersweet baker’s chocolate, some topsoil notes, a hint of licorice in the back end. Nice dry mouthfeel. Asked the bartender what his favorite was and he suggested this - glad I listened.
drsordr (2269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at brew pub pour opaque dark brown to black with moderate tan head. Nose light roast, chocolate, coffee. Taste milk chocolate, light roasted malt, fairly creamy. Very light bitter dark chocolate mid palate.
lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely light bodied. A littlr sweet, some chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice off white head on top.
ZacM612 (554) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blue Star. Almost black with light tan lacing head. Coffee flavor, pretty smooth, but a little thin. Not bad.
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GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 26 Feb 2012 -- On tap at the brewery. A smooth simple stout. Went great with the food.
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, solid beige head with great retention. Aroma of deeply roasted coffee. Taste is smooth dark coffee, cocoa. Very tasty.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Blue Star- Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, with hints of vanilla. Pours a midnight black with a persistent creamy tan head and abundant lacing. Rich rewarding palate. Roasted malts, milk chocolate. Smooth and very creamy mouthfeel. Overall, the taste, while not robust is, it is very satisfying. This is a well made and very drinkable stout.
ttutony (843) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a tan head. Faint aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Medium body, fairly dry, chocolate malt notes predominate alongside toasted flavors.
chinchill (4205) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in San Antonio where it was presented as an Irish stout and called "Spire Stout" with an ABV = 5.35.
Appearance: Pours clear but nearly opaque and black in the wine glass. The semi-durable head leaves little lacing.
Feel: Near medium body and light carbonation.
Flavor: Rather hoppy for a stout, so American Stout?. Plenty of dark malt flavor with a bit of hops. Medium bold for style. .
O: very good.
Shanebrews (284) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stout pours dark brown but not black with a creamy head that retains well. The aroma is rich and displays a distinctive dark chocolate character. The beer is medium bodied and smooth. A solid, if light, stout.