SHIG (4210) - 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.
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at stillwater grille. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Big roasted malt notes on the tongue. Wow! Has just the right amount of mouthfeel. Finishes clean and tight. Very nice! One of the best in the style.
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler via trade thanks to Sebletitje. CCB growlers don’t seem to hold up too well when shipped, but this one was very good and well-carbonated.
Pours pretty much black, but not too thick, with a small tan head that lasts.
Aroma is very nice - roast and coffee dominate, and there is also an earthy aspect as well as a hint of chocolate.
Flavor is also mainly charcoal-like roast and coffee. The dark chocolate asserts itself more here, and there is definite earthiness and even a little wet dog (that’s a new one, huh?). Wet dog is one of my favorite beer flavors. A little anise as well.
Very dry on the palate with lasting drying from the roast. Finishes cleanly, and has medium body.
Overall, this is just excellent for a style that often isn’t that exciting. Supremely drinkable. This probably won’t surprise most of you, but I had this next to a Guinness and it was not even close! The Guinness was way sweeter and less dry, more watery, and just less flavorful in general. Goes to show how good this beer is for the style.
DialSquare (3787) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery - from an old tasting note: black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Tastes are cocoa, earthy hops, coffee, and leather. Thin to medium texture with a nice spike of carbonation. dry bitter fin.
TheEpeeist (3670) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz growler from Redlight Redlight. Dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is cola, hay and mocha with light smoke. Medium light with soft carb. Taste is coffee, brown sugar and club soda. Dry finish with hints of green olive.
BelgianBeerGal (3581) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft at Proof. Classic dry stout look with a nice brown head of tight bubbles. Nice aroma of roasted malt and coffee escapes the dense head. Classic flavor of dark malt, espresso and bitter chocolate. Good and true to form.
jbruner (3545) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black with creamy white head from nitro tap at Proof on St. Patrick’s Day. Light scents of soy sauce and coffee. Taste is like a Guinness, but way better, with a little more roasted malts and a smooth finish. Good dry stout that you should try if you get the chance.
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at the CCB, 5oz tasting glass... Pours a dark black, really looks good. A medium tan head rises, nice ring, lacing could be better... The aroma has tons of roast and dark chocolate not bad, but a surprising and unpleasant amount of alcohol... The taste is why to dry and bitter, not a enjoyable taste or mouthfeel. It does show off some really nice chocolate notes, but I’d rather not be drinking a liquid version of newly crushed coffee beans, same texture too.
This isn’t bad, not something I would come back to though.
smith4498 (3386) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Cigar City Brewing’s Hunahpu release. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cigar city patio. 32oz growler supplied by Adam... Pours a medium
stouty black pour, medium in consistency with a thin to medium soapy
light beige head... Aroma of cocoa and cbocoalte with a dry
roastiness. Fairly standard...Solid roasted malt and cocoa
characteristics while ending on a slightly bitter roasted note with a
touch if dryness. Medium sweetness overall. Light to medium bodied
with more towards the former. Solid for the style and drinkable