cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery... Deep black... Thick tan head... Dark roast... Big roast chocolate nose... Dark malts... Light dry chocolate roast...
Travlr (13410) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CCB, courtesy of SeaBass. Nearly black, large head. Aroma has chocolate and nutmeg. Taste is very Guinness-like, but better, dry, dark and complex. Nice one.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, black licorice, coffee, chocolate, and peat. Flavor of rich chocolate, raisins, dates, coffee, and subtle vinous with a dry, bittersweet finish.
argo0 (11643) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some roast, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, earthy. Medium body. Very nice dry stout -- really bummed I didn’t spot the pun in the name until someone said it aloud.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: An almost black pour with a small tan head.
S: Not an overly complex nose on this. Certainly quite roasty and heavy on the coffee with maybe a hint of earth to it.
T: A very intense roast, almost charred, flavor with plenty of coffee and a mild acidity. A pleasant bitterness and just a hint of chocolate.
M: Medium in body with a full and tingly carbonation. A nice dry finish to it, which is one of my favorite aspects of the style.
D: A nice easy drinking stout and one of the better offerings from Cigar City I’ve had to this point.
jcwattsrugger (11226) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@FBGBF-on tap–pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-molasses. Taste is rich dark malt-molasses/licorice hops bite.
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
kindly shared by plovmand, thanks a lot!
very dark brown, smooth light brown head.
aroma is dry, roasted stuff, coffee,
flavor is coffee, lots of cofee, dryness, roastes stuff, faint sweet malts, dark chocolate, ends roasted. also faint sweet licorice.
Extremely tasty for the style. lots of interesting flavors.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 11, 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and black chocolate aroma with a nice coffee character
Flavor: big roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, lots of dry roast, long coffee finish
Overall: now this is what a dry stout should be, very dry and roasty
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler, huge thanks to you-know-who-you-are! Pitch black, light borwn creamish nice medium head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, chocolate, plenty of coffee, bit pepper. Very good well filling mouthfeel. Lots of peppery roasted malt and coffee in the flavour. Dry roasted cofee finish. Una chella bueneenísima en serio!
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma is moderate chocolate malt, leathery yeast, and medium earthy hops. Flavor is medium, chocolate, leathery yeast, moderate bitter earthy hops, and lacto sweetness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and smooth texture.