Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Somewhat dull and flat. Very dark brown colour. Thereís sort of a burnt toffee note to this, but also some inappropriate phenols. Itís extra roasty and astringent with a hint of soy sauce. Itís big, but has little going for it. No real complexity, and the flavours and aromas do not correspond with any foreign stout Iíve ever had.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at MRAF in Columbus. Poured a dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma was grassy with roasted tone. Flavor was more complex with coffee and roasted malt but kept the grassy earthy finish. Interesting stout.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(RBSG04) Black body topped by brown head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, cherry, some herby. Taste is sweet, chocolate cherry, herbal, some anise. Body has carbonation-induced lightness on the tongue. I donít like how the flavors coalesce.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, toasted oats and light coffee.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret summer santa. Almost black and opague. Pours a huge head. Roast, coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Just a bit creamy mouthfeel. Cappuccino and ash in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, well balanced beer.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with a huge sized light brown head. Aromas of smoke, light dark fruits, light chocolate, and roast. Tastes of smoke, roast, and some caramel. Lively and fizzy body agreeing with the initial pour that this one is way too over carbonated.
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Cask version at Barleyís 3rd Annual Mini RAF (04/16/05): Dark, black appearance with a thin and foamy light brown head that lasts and lasts. Abnormally hoppy nose, to the point where a blind aroma test would make it hard to pick this one out of a crowd of IPAs. Some coffee aroma as well. Rich body and again the bitter hops rush out of the beer. I could taste the Stout underneath - Coffee, chocolate and malt flavors were there but they were hiding like a cat under the bed after it knocked your favorite pint glass off the counter and broke it. After having said that, this is a damn good beer, probably my favorite of the day. While this version pretty much breaks category itís hard to nitpick when it tastes so damn good. The amalgam of styles is a controlled chaos that just works. The finish is long and bitter and consists mostly of roasted coffee. Iíd love to have this again.
12/26/02 (4.1): Thanks to alcfron for this 22oz beast. Mammoth is an apt name for this beer, it is big and...tusky! Pours almost black with a medium thin beige head. Strong coffee aroma, especially as it warms. So far so good. Strong roasted coffee flavor over chocolate, malt and caramel. A very good blend. While not overly rich or robust, this is an easy-drinking Stout.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
black, big brown head, rich roasted aroma with a touch of sweetness, smooth creamy robust velvet body, light roasted malt flavor, hint of sweet fruithidden by the roasted malts,smooth and roasty, nice bitter finish, a wonderful rich balanced stout
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty as hell with some smoke, chocolate and an odd chemical note. Flavor is very thin, watery and way over roasted. This beer fails to come together. Overrated by far.
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Bottle... DLD06... Rating #1500... Pitch black ale with a fizzy, brown head. The nutty, roasty aroma is a cyclone of chocolate, hazelnut and smoke. Malty-rich flavor. Lightly sweet and silky smooth. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes smoky and dry.