JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the stout tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/13/08. Pours pitch black with a huge head. Strong coffee aroma with some malty quality. Flavor is an excellent dry balance with a coffee/chocolate finish. Wonderful stout. Between this and the 76 IPA, these guys are definitely an underrated brewery.
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber thanks to mcox90. Pours a dark cola color with a nice tan head. Nose is of roast, burnt malts with some smokiness. Taste is also of roast, burnt malts. Mouthfeel is medium with slight chalkiness and a dry finish. Good stout. Very drinkable.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark with tan head. Aroma of malts and chocolate with a little hop aroma lurking in the background. Flavor is coffee, cocoa, dark fruit/molasses. A little thin, but overall not bad
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Beerlando! Dark pour with a surprisingly light colored tan head. Smells malty and dry with a lot of chocolate. Taste is only slightly roasted, not really burnt. It is a little bitter with some cream notes to smooth it out. Low carbonation and a somewhat light mouthfeel for a "mammoth" stout.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 The pour is nearly black and virtually opaque, with a small, dense, tan colored head. Frothy, sudsy lace slides about the glass, with some scant traces remaining behind to dry. The aroma is very chocolaty, with notes of coffee and dry roasted barley and oats. There’s a hint of vanilla in there, as well as some faintly bitter, earthy hop notes. Flavors continue this theme, bittersweet chocolate and roasty coffee being smoothed by vanilla and creamy oatmeal. The palate is substantial and well carbonated, with a good deal of foreign stout dryness coming through on the finish. Overall, this is a highly drinkable, tasty stout that won’t blow you away with complexity, but satisfies in its simplistic execution.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this one was shared by Yobdoog. Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is bit muted but has some roast, earthy hops, chocolate. Taste is roasty with chocolate, a bit of molasses, and some earthy hops. Body is a tad on the thin side. Not bad.
dchmela (2614) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample courtesy Beerlando. Inky black pour with a thick tan head. Coffee hits the nose first and foremost, very dry and almost astringent with little hints of chocolate. Taste is lots of coffee, chocolate malt with a dryness. Nicely balanced and a really good beer.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bad ASS.! Very big chocolate coffee smell. Roasty chocoloate flavor. Very creamy milky body. Really nice malts. I need to have more of this. SO DO YOU!!!!
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle from GrbDg. Pours opaque black with a fizzy beige lasting head. Very light on aroma. I get some chocolate, roast, and a bit of dried tobacco. The problem is that I had to try way too hard to find any aroma at all. I get some oats in the flavor. Just a bit of roast and what I think is some strong bitterness. Medium body with way too much carbonation for my liking. I must say I’m completely underwhelmed by this beer.
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, pour is a nice deep dark black, with a huge fluffy brown head.... taste is pretty spot on , creamy and chocolatey with roasted malt and something toasty on the exhale.
glad this is local