travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Flying Saucer in Addision. The smell is slight malts, fruits, sweet, light roastiness. The look is brown, nitro tan colored head, and somewhat dark. The taste is fruity, not very stout like, sweet, and caramel.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, and oatmeal. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, earth, and butterscotch.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours with a big tan head that’s a black body. Aroma of green apple, Mr. Beer, sugar, coffee, chalk, estery. Taste, pear eau de vie, apple, very little dark malt. Nitro like mouthfeel.
lawman834 (206) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap into a pils glass at the flying saucer in San Antonio.
Has that pretty, cascading nitro look. Thick foamy tan head. Dark dark brown, that I couln’t see any light through. Smells of leather. Tasts of coffee, burnt malt, and leather, perhaps unsweetened cocoa. Not as sweet as it should be. There is a tannin bite to it that isn’t particularly pleasant. Ok I gues, but kind of a let down.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at brewpub.
Pours a deep black with a nice, olive-green head. Nose has hints of winey chocolate powder. Flavor follows suit. Average mouthfeel. Not terrible but not very good.
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pint at Flying Saucer in San Antonio, TX. Smells of sweet caramel with a touch of coffee and molasses. Jet black with a dark tan, thick creamy head. It’s very inviting and almost looks fake. Flavor is slighly smokey with a strong coffee finish. Not nearly as sweet as it smells. Smooth & velvety with minimal carbonation. Lacing left entire glass "frosted".
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught at flying saucer Addison) pours lack with creamy nitrogen head. Nose of cream, cola, light chocolate. Taste of bitter roasted malts, cream, alcohol and semi sweet chocolate. Good but not great.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the San Antonio Saucer. Poured a near opaque body topped with 1-inch of creamy, off-white head that left lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is roasty, fresh coffee, light sweetness and some milk chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, day-old coffee and lightly sweet. Very fine carbonation with a full mouthfeel. Short (coffee) bitter finish that’s slightly earthy. Better than expected.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at the Kalamath brewpub in Denver. Pours a cascading, deep brown body that ends up black and leaves a finger-width, very creamy, brown head that takes fovever to dissipate and leaves lots of lacing. The nitro takes a bit away from the aroma, but not as much as most. Rich chocolates, caramel, and a soft, sweet roast. Flavor is more enhanced with a nice, sweet, creamy roast. Some very rich chocolates and cream, caramel, and a hint of hops as well. Finishes very smooth, somewhat dry, and roasty with plenty of chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste of sweet cocoa and roast. Full, smooth, creamy body. Overall, a nice stout. One of the better nitro pours out there. It would probably be better without it, but it remained aromatic and flavorful. Glad to have had at the brewpub.
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at the Saucer SA. Dark black pour with a creamy milky head. Has an interesting aroma; pipe tobacco, cough syrup, and attic dust. VERY creamy mouthfeel. Cough syrup flavors remain, but introduces rich coffee bean, bitter malts and dryness. The finish is actually pretty gentle. If only the syrup flavors would dissipate, this would be rockin.