jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour, thick head, wonderful lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate and nuts. Balanced taste, with flavors following the aroma. Pleasant, a decent stout.
Travlr (12381) - 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 (1481) - 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 (671) - 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 (1964) - 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 (175) - Texas, 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.
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 1/23/14
Aroma: The nose is roasty and nutty, with some lactose and coffee as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan colored head
Flavor: The flavor is much like the nose, quite roasty and nutty, lots of malty flavors
Palate: The body is medium, fairly creamy on the mouth, with a dry, roasty finish
I thought this was a fairly solid stout. In the style, I found it one of the better offerings at Blue Star. Not too shabby...
onceblind (4329) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Dark dark brown with a silky light khaki head. Creamy nutty roasty chocolate aroma, with a little black malt bitterness. Flavor starts pretty milky sweet with dark malts and cocoa, but quickly turns to a medium creaminess through to the finish, with a little aftertaste of dark roast malts.
brucebruce81 (256) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was ok it was the best of the 6 beers here on tap it is the only one i would order
edgallow (2198) - 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.