RobertDale (5323) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a very dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. A bit thin. Very enjoyable.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the brass tap pours black with tan head aroma of coffe and choclate very drinkable and tastey for a stout.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Hunahpu release. This beer is the new St. Patrickís Day standard. It makes Guiness look like more of a wimpy beer than anything else. Pours dark brown/ black with an off-white head. Nose is cocoa, roast, earth, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is the same with lingering dry roast, coffee, and earth into the finish. Wonderful dry stout, outstanding for the style.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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!
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole Foods, TLH, nitro tap. Pours tarry black with a melted-mocha-ice-cream head. Very dry, only lightly bitter. Toasted soy notes, slightly earthy, muted roast. Very, very smooth and sessionable. Mouthy, but not burdensome.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 10/21/11: Draught at TND: Aroma of roast, malt, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of anise. Poured black/ruby in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of coffee, malt, roasting, light chocolate, light lactose, and a hint of cream. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, chocolate, coffee finish is slightly bitter. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
3/26/11: Draught at Caponeís: Aroma of chocolate, malt, cream, lactose, and roasting. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, foamy, loose, brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes like it smells, of chocolate, malt, cream, lactose, and roasting. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, cream, and roast finish. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
travita (4828) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark look, nice lacing head, black in color, light tan head. The smell is dry chocolate, malts, coffee, dry roasty bitterness. The taste is the same as the smell. Deep roastiness and real dry.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a seemingly black body with a medium-sized, frothed, airy beige head.
Smell: Roasty, earthen aroma of heavily-kilned malt smelling of bakers chocolate, burnt wood chips, and stale gas station coffee.
Taste: An expected follow-through of the aroma - roasted malts paired with tones of unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, and lightly smoky charred wood bark. Faint roasted grain astringency midway couples with the ample hop bitterness present. Dry dark maltiness through to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation giving a bit of tingle to the proceedings.
Drinkability: Itís a nice, easy drinking stout, it has good flavor and the purportedly low alcohol is definitely appreciated.
SHIG (4500) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the taproom: Poured a deep oil black with tan head. Aroma was thick head on baker chocolate/cocoa. Taste is dry bakers chocolate some roasted characters. Finish is very dry on the palate and hit all the right notes for me.
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From draft labeled as Hillsborough River Dry Stout. The aroma is slightly roasted, with coffee, hops, fruit and chocolate. The appearance is black with a tan colored head. The taste has chocolate and caramel malt with some coffee and a tad bit of paper and bitter hops. The palate is average for the style but not overly thick. Overall I enjoy this one but not my favorite.