ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler brought to the Carolina tasting by Libeerian, thanks Todd. I was surprised and also saddened when I saw a big growler full of black beer, and then realized it was not the Foothills Sexual Chocolate. But then I was also surprised, because it was a new stout from a brewery that I have little experience with. It pours just like I would imagine it would, black, with a tan head. Smell is full of roasted and chocolate malt flavors. Some sweetness as well. Taste is dry yet not overly hopped like the CBC Porter was. Smooth and highly drinkable this one was. Better the warmer it got, and at the end of the night, there was some left, so I got another big glass of it. It was really good at almost room temperature. A really fine dry stout for certain.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub: poured black with a thick brown head. Coffee and chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Chocolatey flavor with a nice touch of coffee. Full bodied with a light walnut finish. Good.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a good stout. Had a tan rich head--very inviting. Lovely malty nose. Rich, bold, malty flavors with a smooth taste. Dry and sweet at the same time. Excellent beer.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a nice deep black color with a small brown head. Aroma is very nice. Very malty and semi sweet choco. Flavor was not as good as the as the aroma. Very malty flavor, but very dry as well. i found my self gulping this stout. Over all not a bad offering at all.
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery - pours cola with a tan head. Aroma is roasty and woody. Taste is dry sweetness, finishes dry. Overall, solid, but a bit boring.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The one looked good and smelled good. But then dissapointed a bit with the mouthfeel (a bit weak and watery). Same earthiness/peatiness that I have noticed in other brews by this brewery. still overall a pretty good dry stout.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dangerously drinkable ale. Jet black liquid. Brown, khaki head. Nose has typical musty dryness. Winey malts and dusty corners make a great dry stout. Not too dry though which was nice. Raisins and peaty dirt. Flavors are suprisingly fruity, but the dry malts lie underneath them creating an inviting and warming drink. Molasses at first and then merlot and then mossy clay. Good beer.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid stout, much better than I initially gave it credit for. Nice sweet opening note with a coffee/roasty body. Great dry finish. Black as can be. Not a bad local to have around.
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very stouty with caramel malts... Full flavored with a rich creamy palate. The appearance is dark brown with a very small head that does not last long. Decent aroma. Not a great beer but good for a local place.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black pour with a thick, foamy brown head. Aroma and flavors are fat roasted malt, with faint notes of bitter chocolate. I thought it was pretty plain - probably what Beamish would taste like without the nitro.