Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to eyedrinkale for sharing this stout. Pours black with a tan coffee head. Chewy dry chocolate, lightly roasty, molasses and brown sugar. Dam good.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
wierd 750 ml bottle shared by EDA. Thanks! Pours a nice deep roasty black- charcoal, and a beige head. Aroma is nicely roasty, light coffee, good char and dark bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is roasted barley, good smooth chocolate, light frutiy bits, and a charred, nutty roast- hints of anise, and a mild sweetness. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice.
ScoWRee (381) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown, almost blackwith a huge brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of coffee a bitter chocolate. Has an odd finish to it.
terrybail (615) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Ryans Pary Store in Port Huron this was actually a freebie for spending $200
Pours a pitch black with a good sized frothy long lasting tan head
The aroma is dark chocolate malt and coffe
The taste is agin chocolate malt and coffee good silky mouthfeel an easy drinkki stout
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thick onctuous moka head, almost like a nitro pull. A pleasant nutty chocolate aroma, dark coffee roast. In mouth, a nice toffee chocolate, herbal notes, cold coffee, silky mouthfeel. A good stout. Tasted Feb. 14 2009. Thanks to Piscator for the trade!
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black with a big brown head and heavy lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, mild coffee and chocolate. Very good and drinkable
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burst of chocolate malt nose upon opening, but aroma afterward is quite muted. Big head as expected with some decent carbonation. Pour is black. Taste is loaded with burnt malts and bitter coffee that mellows over time.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black, sandy tan head rose a bit slowly to for a thick barrier. Little sweetness, balanced dark roast aroma. Fresh brewed coffee flavor. Good weight, consistent flavor, pleasantly dry finish. This grew on me as it warmed, very good.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml swingtop Black pour with a brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste of roasted malt and a little bitterness. Leaves a nice aftertaste of roasted malt. Left a nice lace on the glass. The stout leaves a nice dry aftertaste in my mouth that lasted quite awhile.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled for rating 4,000. The perfect black body was topped with a light brown sugar colored head. The nose is sweet with some green beans and dark chocolate. There is also some dank mossy character that makes this seem almost like an aged beer. This left lots of lacing on the edges of the glass. The silky smooth mouth feel has just the right amount of carbonation. The notes of dark chocolate and plums come through strong. There is also roasted coffee and a little bit of bread crust in the finish. A little too much like cheap coffee for that finish. Overall, it is a good brew, but a little too dry and ashy.