burg326 (3877) - 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 (2908) - 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 (6155) - Valdosta, 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 (2544) - 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.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Coffee and chocolate on tr nose with hints of vanilla. Pours black with a thin white head that dissipates. Rich dark malts upfront with bitter chocolate and coffee with hints of creamy vanilla. The body is slightly heavy for a foreign stout but the hint of sweetness makes it pretty drinkable.
hopscotch (9501) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… CCB Fruit in the Room 2011… Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The nose is very roasty and nutty, offering additional notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is nutty and burnt with plenty of rich, muddy, deep espresso. Well-balanced – barely leans bitter. Finishes scorched, mildly bitter and a smidge nutty.
adam42381 (380) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.
Appearance: Poured a coffee black with a light tan head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of black licorice.
Taste: Coffee and licorice up front followed by roast malt and dark chocolate in the middle before ending with a touch of hops at the finish. Aftertaste is roasted and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Very good beer overall. This would be great on a cold winter evening.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Funky Buddha. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and coffee aromas. The flavor is sweet with some lactose qualities that are counter by bitter dark roasted malts, coffee, and bakers chocolate.