krautdog (15) - Gimmelstümph, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this on tap at The Buckeye beerengine. It was served with a thick, creamy head and had a beautiful coffee aroma.
This was an excellent stout, it had a nice roasted/chocolate taste but not too roasty or bitter. The oatmeal in the grain bill really gives this a smooth taste and excellent mouth feel-I Highly recommend this one for St. Patrick’s day quaffing.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 21, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose of coffee, chocolate & berries, toffee, vanilla, flowers. Very well done, nothing at all missing from the aroma. The wicked cascade resolves into a rocky frothy brown head the color of a cola Icee/Slushy. The head is just rediculous, could easily overflow from a yard glass. No lace, but fully lasting. Black with black highlights. Wow! Been a long time since I’ve had an exceptional stout. Can’t remember the last one that was this good. Very complex flavor, malty, spicy, & tangy. Decent lingering finish of coffee. The medium body is creamy and fizzy. Grossly underrated IMO; this one really caught me by surprise. More people need to sample this heavyweight offering - what a shame.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is phenomenal! Mild roasty aroma andfairly flat pour. Those are the only negatives. Spectaculay opaque in color. Medium bodied mouthfeel, nicely creamy. Smoke, bitter chocolate, roasted malt with tons of hops dance around your tongue. Lingering bitterness. Delicious. Thanks to bkelley.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium viscosity. Deep mahogany in color with a bubbly tan head around the outskirts. Aroma is nice: flame-licked chestnuts, dark chocolate and spent burr grinds. Flavor plays off of that and is very rich and full. Really nice stuff going on here. Smoked malts are tremendous in this. Pecans, hazelnuts, frangelico, espresso, oats, caramel and rapture. Fairly full-bodied and an absolute joy on the palate. Chocolate, roasted and smoked malts are met with just IBU levels. Finishes smoky with a toasted nuts aftertaste. Damn, can Buckeye brew good beer or what?! One of the finest standard stouts ever crafted.
Dogbrick (9436) - 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 Barley’s 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 it’s 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. I’d 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.
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
an almost pitch black pour. roast nose that has a nice coffee background. roast chocolate and light pine and cedar flavor. some lingering coffee. chalky in a good way. i like the mouthfeel. peanut, peanut butter. a good’un
egajdzis (5573) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left clingy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of smoke (reminded me of Alaskan Smoked), nuts, and chocolate. Taste of more smoke, with chocolate, vanilla beans, roasted malt, with no alcohol at all.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I pronounce this a pretty good stout! Dense black and frothy head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt. The taste mirrors the nose. It is a meal unto itself!
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Large bubbled tan foam with minute retention. Attractive black liquid. Adequate aroma, yet a bit unrefined, of prunes, caramel, licorice, heavily roasted malt, leather, cedar, light phenols, apple, and a hint of charcoal. There also happens to be a vague sign of acidity, which is uncharacteristic to the style, and therefore immediately is a detraction. The palate is a tad watery, yet has an appealing silkiness. The quality flavors are lacking slightly, but show potential: Huge milk chocolate notes, with some acidity, subtle phenol, butter, and wood. The finish is very heavy on the roastiness, and, at the same time, displays a phenolic hint.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2004. Black appearance. Black licorice nose, smoked malts, dark brown head on this one. Sharp nose... smoky chocolate malts in the nose, similar malts int he flavor and a small alcohol bite in the finish. Very good stuff.