DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Dark brown pour, nice medium carbonation and an aroma of peat. Flavor is initially a little chocolate, roasty malts, oaky and finished a very dry and a little smoky. Pretty solid beer, would definitely search this out if remotely interested.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on nitro @ cigar city. Aroma of nice roast vanilla coffee and malt. Pours black with a creamy head (nitro). Taste is ok. Roasty but a little thin after the initial roast. Not the best.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Dry and sweet.. Some honey and packed with sweet malts.
hombrepalo (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour @ Cigar City Sample 6of12. As Hillsborough River. Pitch black color with small to average creamy light tan head. Roasted malt and coffee in aroma. Mild coffee, roasted malt and some balancing hoppy dryness in flavour. Smooth.
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
if you are going to drink a stout, this one is probably the one to do so. the finish is a little dry for my tastes but then again its supposed to be given the style. heavy on the malts, some honey notes, rye cereal-ness and pumpernickel twang. somewhat cocoa powder-y. very good for what it is.
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.
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of espresso, chocolate. Flavor is coffee, roasty, chocolate, very light hops. Very dry almost chalky palate. Still very nice.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Florida Brewers Guild Fest (Tampa, FL). Pours a pitch black color with slight mahogany highlights and one finger off-white head that settles quickly. Aroma is sweet and roasted with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, nuts, caramel. Flavor is roasted and malty with notes of smoke, chocolate, earth, nuts, roast, caramel and hints of toffee. Medium body with a smoky and chocolaty finish.
Leafs93 (1824) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma was roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste was sweet with nice coffee bitters. More creamy then expected for having such light mouthfeel.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear obsidian black. Espresso crema leaves a collar bordered by a puddle in the middle. Swirls dark and bubbly.
Nose: pure unadulterated roast – charcoal and black ash. Meaty dark fruits in the middle. Black earth. Old burnt evergreen forests. Simply rich.
Palate: clean and light in the front, burnt in the middle, long ashy finish, and meaty dark fruits along the sides. Black root also in the middle. Lovingly parches mouth first quaff to last. Refreshingly thirst quenching and inducing. Medium-light body, dry and burnt. Grows a tart black plum nip along sides of cheeks while tickling back of throat. Burnt ashy charcoal bricks. Grows rustic in the finish.
Final Thoughts: yum and yum. Guinness, eat your heart out. I’ll take a Patio Tools any day of the week and crazy though it may sound tis a perfect beach beer. Delicious.