ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 19, 2012 tap from the brewery. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, licorice and coffee. Medium bodied and had a dry finish.
knickskicks (1147) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown, red hued corners, tan thin ring head. Nose and taste are roasted malts and coffee. The black coffee character is particularly strong for a foreign stout and a nice touch. Thin-med mouthfeel.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewgrrs. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Cocoa notes on the nose. Fairly big flavor which invokes molasses for me. Clean finisher. A bit muddy for my tastes.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you OmegaX, for recommending this one. The aroma was captivating; a tad musty with dirt, old coffee grounds and hops. Flavors were rich and smooth, bitter cocoa and light coffee lead to a perfect dry body. The finish was sweet and a tad smoky. A very nice drinker here!
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Crum’s in St. Pete/Gulfport thanks to Travlr! Pouring deeper brown to black. Sheety lace. Poofy foam and good retention. Nose is richer chocolate. Taste is lighter and tangy. Much better than the Hillsborough River stout AKA Patio Tools. Not bad. Richer palate. Easy to drink. Big dark chocolate presence.
Travlr (21203) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Crum’s. Black, briwn head. Aroma of cigarette smoke (sorry, it was a smoking bar) and mokka. Taste is burnt bitter coffee. Decent.
jcartamdg (3063) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black color with a thick mocha three finger head that sticks around for a while, crazy head retention. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee, bitterness from the hops sweetness from the malts and licorice in the back. Taste follows the nose just intensified. Slightly dry but not dry stout level. Moderate mouthfeel. This is a great middle of the road stout.
fluffy (2340) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
i had no idea there was such a thing as a foreign stout till this came around. full of coffee and tobacco notes, with some dark grain bread and cocoa. drier finish than i was expecting, but still really good.
SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from CCB: Poured a dark brown with a light bubbly brown head. The aroma was light coffee and bakers chocolate. Taste is similar with bakers chocolate, coffee, a bit bitter as well.
phaleslu (9321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L growler brought back by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! Pours a deep, dark opaque coffee brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts, toast, earth, wood and molasses. Flavor of coffee, cream, toasted chocolate, earth, nuts, and tobacco. Nice and toasty. Medium body, low carbonation and a rich, toasty mouthfeel. Good foreign stout.