dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....this is one hoppy stout....and a good attempt at it....you can taste the licorice in here along with a little too much of the 7% abv....all in all, well done
Fritz123 (1272) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím drinking a CC Hot Blooded right now at Coffee District in Delray Beach. Iíve never had one before. I really like this stout. Iím not a fan of many stouts that leave the heavy tobacco after-taste. This is a pleasant aroma, a pleasant taste and a pleasant, non-intrusive after-taste. Very good job CC.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CC, catching up on some notes. Pours a nice black body, off white head. Aromas are full of chocolate and some mocha, decent roasty. Palate is smooth for the ABV, and follows the nose well, some decent chocolate with a sweeter touch of vanilla finish. Not bad for the style, One Iím glad to have tried there.
branquinha (13) - Carrboro/Duval duality, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had twice on draft, once at northstar and once at kickbacks in Jacksonville.
It smells like chocolate, coffee and tobacco, a little vanilla. Very dark brown, slightly red, with a nice tannish brown head that fades pretty quickly, some lacing.
one of the tastiest beers Iíve had. malty with more chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors. good balance of bitterness with creaminess. quite full
burg326 (4319) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a chocolaty aroma, and a touch of vanilla. Can taste chocolate, coffee, roasted dark malt,. Had a nice balance of sweetness and heavyness on the palate.
DialSquare (3178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
random notes: on tap at proof - roasty malt and chocoate aroma - leathery malt, light cocoa - ok -nice texture - smokey. Metallic - tinny - burnt vibe. I was a bit stuffed up and would need to try again.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is Roasty charcoal smokey. Taste is dry coffee roasted resiny.
drowland (6596) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/24/11. On tap. Rich dark pour with a nice brown head. Rich aroma of coffee and dark chocolate with a touch of fruitiness. Rich coffee flavor as well with dark chocolate and a touch of sour fruitiness. Nice!
PhillyBeer2112 (2603) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and roasty, dry and maybe a little woody. Very ashy at the finish. Very dark opaque brown with brown foam.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at redlight. Dry stout with a ton of bitter dark chocolate, and more dark chocolate. Really good stuff.