daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super dark brown pour, creamy beige head. Loads of roast, chocolate, oak, whiskey notes, caramel. Sweeter than most dry stouts. I enjoyed this.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Churchkey. Inkier pour, huge nitro head. Big retention and 360 nitro lace. Nose is muted, detergent, mild dried lemon. Taste is weaker, minerally, very light bodied. Papery, void palate.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Cigar City Tap Room (Tampa, FL). Pours a nice darker blackish brown hue, good darker body. Near opaque, some ruby brown edges and bottom. A frothy light brown head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are oak chips and cocoa, gentle toffee, irish soda bread dryness, gentle spirit gives a kiss of whiskey, vanilla, gentle roast. Touches of creamy body meet some gentle roast, toast, and darker black malts. Gentle roasted barley. Nice. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter showing some gentle roastiness, ash, and nutty earth. Some sweeter middle shows some cream, coffee, gentle oatmeal sweetness, bit of body, silky creamy body works well for me. Irish soda bread, nice dryness typical of an Irish Stout hits in the middle and flows into the backend. Some oak, roast, and earth hit as we finish up. Earthy, a touch roasty and ashy, faint spirit. Nose made me think this would be a bit intense, but this is really nice.
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CCB during hunahpu day 2013 with Andrew, Maggi and Geoff. Pours a deep black body with no head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate and light roast. Mouthfeel is medium with similar notes in the flavor. Pretty straightforward, but I thought it worked.
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a viscous, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose of chocolate, malt, nuts, cola, malt powder. Flavor is lightly smokey, black pepper, malt, chocolate, nuts, crackers, brown bread. Medium bodied, dry finish. Not bad.
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at CCB. Pours a hazy dry stout brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, roasted malt, earth, wood, and whiskey. Flavor is similar- whiskey presence is pronounced with earthy and dry roast all over. Medium in body with lots of oak, earth, and whiskey in the finish.
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is dry and whiskey like with coffee and wood. The appearance is dark with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a good beer.
burg326 (3863) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at CCB, poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, light oak, and some booze. Flavors are roast, light on the palate with some booziness in the aftertaste. A nice beer overall.
Iphonephan (3624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Nitro pour. Pours black with a creamy tan. Coffee aroma. Flavors of cigar ash, coffee and toasted malt. Smooth mellow finish.
smith4498 (3064) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, oak and whiskey. Lots of whiskey flavor with roasted malts and chocolate with some oak and a hint of smoke. Medium body with moderate carbonation.