BREWMUSKCLES (2145) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.7% abv dry irish bottle seems a bit watery at first but brew is actually layered well and is as it states a session. flavors of dark malt a bit of red fruit with hop and scotch caramel in evidence by the second bottle, hic! sorry. spring water like pine essence and hint of cocoa this brew is a mish mash but it goes over pretty well.
ryecatcher (617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (well earned after shoveling snow in Chicago and then listening to the radio feed of the Rangers- Flyers online... LGR!!). Pours a deep chestnut-blackish ’stouty’ color, (nearly) opaque with a thin off-white head that lasted longer than I expected, not much lacing though. Nose is roasty, some chocolate, raisins hint of smoke. Mouth is medium bodied and slightly watery for a stout (body is more like a porter IMO), but dry and satisfyingly roasty, with some coffee and malts with some soot and a slight bitterness back end. Sessionable.
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark brown pour with some red highlights. Minimal head. Roasted malts and ash in this. Easy drinking. Moderate palate. Slightly dry on the finish.
Scrapersnbeer (1395) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at 4.7% abv. Aroma of smokey chocolate and coffee with cream. Near-black color, looks on the thin side. Bites like a dry wine, bitter start with roasted malt aftertaste. Reminds me of craft root beers only in stout form.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dang...second yucky beer of the night. Smell like urine. Tastes like dirty socks. Pretty sure this beer was inspired by a men’s college dorm or a gas station bathroom.
radio_nowhere (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 12oz bottle into English pint glass. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is the aroma with more semi-sweet chocolate note, ashy smoke, a little metallic and a dry bitter earthy hop finish. Light body, creamy, crisp, tart and a little astringent. Overall a pretty good dry stout.
JStax (2571) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. Not much retention or lacing. Aroma had a dry coffee ancmd sweet chocolate nuance with some light hazelnut. Taste is sweet and roasty coffee. Light to medium bodied. Overall a decent dry stout.
boxofrane (1849) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wegmans Kop. Pours black with minimum head. The aroma has a lactose quality plus some light milk chocolate. The taste has a bitter chocolate, light coffee. The palate is less creamy than hoped.
dlovell2 (539) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with amber tint. Tan head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee & chocolate aromas. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate and coffee flavors. Very dry finish. Would love to try this on nitro tap.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown/black color with a decent-sized tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bread, bread, caramel, and sweet. Taste is chocolate, coffee, with a sweet and dry finish. Somewhat thin texture.