bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 ounce growler, filled earlier today. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stays around for a while. There isnít much of any lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet and milk chocolate, and some molasses. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, with there being a good balance between the sweet and roasty bitter flavors. I do think the roasty coffee flavors are stronger overall, and get stronger as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and coating with low/moderate carbonation. I think itís a good stout, Iíd certainly buy it again in the future. Nice to see that Columbus Brewing can make a tasty stout too, in addition to their great IPAís!
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Darker brown to ruby with a beige head. Aroma is heavy on coffeeand roast. The taste is fairly roasty and bitter but moves to a quick near ttartness in the finish.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of GatorGuy92. Cheers, Matt! Pours a nice stout brown with a tan head. Nose is some sweet chocolate, some espresso-esque coffee, some roast, and some lactose. Flavor is similar with roast, chocolate, sweetness, some espresso, and lactose. Medium in body and a nice coffee sweet stout.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with no head. Aroma of lots of coffee, chocolate and roast. Taste is roasty, dark chocolate and molasses. Big on coffee, a lot of coffee.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Sample at the Columbus Microbrew Festival on 09/15/2013: Brownish-black pour with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee is much more prominent to taste, leading things off with coffee beans and carrying ultimately the finish with notes of fresh brewed coffee. All the while a burgeoning middle is flush with roasted dark grains and chocolate tones. Modest hop kick.
BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good tasting stout, but not a sweet stout. Pours black with a tan head that disappeared quickly into nothing. Little if any carbonation. Smell is a hint of chocolate and coffee. Taste is a big coffee and roasted chocolate and a bittering dry finish. Not to bad but could be way better with aroma and the mouth feel.
daniellunsford (105) - - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Dirty Franks. Poured an oil black with no head and cellar temparature which was appropriate. Definitely not a sweet stout. If thatís what they were going for they missed. A bitter thick coffee stout that would go great on a winter night.
Fritz123 (564) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from CBC. Pours an almost black (oil) with a modest tan head. Aroma of smoke, coffee and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, smoke, dark chocolate and caramel. The mouth is smooth, low carbonation, with a slight smokey bitter aftertaste.
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at dirty franks. Pours coffee black and oil thick. Nose of coffee and smoke. Thick mouthfeel with almost no carbonation. Notes of dense black coffee and milk sweetness as a fleeting undertone.
---Rated via my mouth