Travlr (20866) - 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.
cgarvieuk (20675) - 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...
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, 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.
argo0 (13021) - 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.
Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, light coffee and light bakers cocoa. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
bu11zeye (12604) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, 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.
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CCB. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasty, light smoke, earth, light meatiness and toffee. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, toast, coffee grinds, earth, bitter cocoa and mild acidity with a very dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine-moderate carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and very drinkable stuff.
Pinball (11896) - 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.