Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, burnt coffee), lightly hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, husky. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Rather roughly bitter, not much fun to drink. Ok aroma, nice appearance and mouthfeel. Forgettable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black with a small ring of light brown foam. Mellow roasted and smokey aroma. Dry, crisp, almost smokey flavor with carbonation dissolved deep in the thick body. Pretty good dry stout with lots of character.
JaBier (7027) - 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.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nearly black, very minor brown tint on the edges, moderate dark beige frothy head, very nice lacing. Heavy roasted malt nose, burnt actually, with a slight coffee tinge. Semi-sweet on the tongue, quite roasty, moderate hop & malt mixture that is very well balanced. Nothing dominates, which is nice. Quite smooth, body is fairly big, moderate to full mouthfeel. Clean roasted malt finish. Seems fairly standard, but it is rather solid. Thanks Dan!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a large foamy dark tan head that lingered and left minimal lacing. The aroma was dryish with coffee, wood and smoke. The flavor was semi dry with wood, brewed coffee, a bit of roasty malts, cream and a hint of smoke. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Fairly well made but not my style.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque with large frothy brown head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of floral and grassy hops, mocha and coffee, dusty yeast esters, smoky and dark malts, and some tart fruits. The flavor is surprising, lots of grapefruit and bitters, on top of mocha and malty undertones. Some smoky and nutty tones on the finish. The mouthfeel is full for style with a crisp bite on finish. This stout does not fit any style, too bitter for a sweet, too malty for a dry, and not enough punch for an Imperial..but still quite YUMMY! Almost the stout equal to Three Floyds Alpha Klaus.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black color with good standing tan foam, aroma of spicy burnt coffee, flavor of burnt coffee, nutmeg, a little fruit
Pailhead (6430) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Aroma is malty with coffee, chocolate and light hops. Dark brown, virtually black with a small tan head. Flavor begins with a lot of coffee and a real interesting smoked flavor in the background. As I drink the smoke almost disappears and is overtaken by some strong grapefruit hops. Much hoppier than most stouts. Slight coffee and moderately hoppy aftertaste.
Beerman6686 (6399) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured almost black with a big lgiht tan head. Aroma was pretty sweet and chocolatey for a stout. Flavor was silky and smooth chocolate, but a bit too sweet for me, not much roastyness to it at all.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber that I think was left over my house by imtheoptimator. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, oats, come coffee, roasty. Tastes roasty and chocolatey with a sweet malty finish. Enjoyable.