drfabulous (4797) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER. Flip top pops and BAM. Carbonation. Awesome. Peat. Chocolate. Cocoa. This may be the best dry stout Iíve had. Totally balanced. Hops leave a nice finish.
SanfordBrewer (1408) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
opaque black, lasting dense tan head, smooth medium body, medium-high co2.
aroma and flavor are dry, charcoal, roast, and slightly ashy. just enough bittering hops to keep it in balance, without giving any notable hop character. it has a wonderful smooth texture, giving it the feel of porter or even some RIS.
juiceisloose (1096) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. This one pours a deep black color with some mahogany at the edges and topped by a small, foamy khaki colored head that leaves nice spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is nice and roasty with bitter chocolate, roasted barley, and dark roasted coffee. There is also some earthy hops on the back end as well. The flavor follows and shows more of the bitter, dark cocoa malts, roasted barley, and darkly roasted coffee. There is some milk chocolate sweetness to balance all the dry, roasty flavors. Some earthy hops add some nice bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a roasty and dry finish. This is a really nice session stout with good flavor.
micbk (22) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Light aroma, earthy, peaty. Pours a dark, opaque black, not much head. Taste has a surprising sweetness in the beginning, but the finish is earthy, peaty and dry. Light palate for a stout. A great brew for the style.
Damico (2893) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is smoky and almost notes of peat. The appearance is dark, medium thickness, and a decent creamy head with a mocha color. The flavor has huge smokiness and then settles smoothly on the palate without much lingering except a crisp dry stout.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with brownish highlights. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts and toffee with a hint of anise. Flavor is well balanced. Some sweetness and dry roasted coffee and roasted malts. Slightly charred which adds some bitterness. Overall pretty smooth and nice body. Growler and draft.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at CCB for RBWG 2010. Pours a nice deep rick black oily- with a lasting head- co2 non-nitro which I like in this beer actually. Aroma is big fresh roasted barley hints of char, with good full chocolate notes, and a big green American hop presence as well- with light mineral and salt notes. Flavor is fresh roasted barley light coffee hints, chocolate malts, ligth saline oyster thing going on- mineral, chalk, good fresh green minty pine and citrus hops, but they linger in the backbone- tootsie roll chocolate sweetness, and the finish is roasted nuts, toffee, and a bone dry mineral earthy finish- I loved this!
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz growler shared by ibrew2or3, thanks Dave! Blackish brown that letís some light through, loose khaki head. Nice balanced nose, coffee, licorice, cocoa powder, with some light vanilla and nut. Body is light with light but good feeling carbonation. Nice coffee bitterness, light cocoa and licorice in the flavor also. Nice stuff, thanks again Dave.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks ibrew2or3! Big roasty nose with a good deal of patent and some chocolate as well. Nice cola dark brown pour, bubbles around the edge. Dry roasty with a little char and earthy chewy bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable with nice dryness and solid bitterness as well. Really nice dry stout.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler, thanks dave! pours nearly black with a loose and sudsy tan head. beautiful big dark roast nose with coffee and a little bit of salt. creamy medium body with soft smooth carb. big roasty mid palate with wood shavings, coffee, and a little bit of jerky on the mid palate. long dark roasty finish.