Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear maroon color. Aroma of nutty burnt caramel. Taste is caramel, coffee.
Braudog (5902) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nitro at the brewery. Like the stout, this has an odd color, not black at all, tilting toward the dark red. Didn’t deliver the anticipated nitro mouthfeel either, instead with an unlikely watery base. Not much flavor to calculate, and a disappointing empty finish. Nothing "off" but not quite right either. (#5848, 11/10/2014)
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was not a beer I wanted to finish. Seeing the ABV I now better understand. But there was a slight astringent and harsh flavor to the beer. Dark with a nice head but a an off aroma to. I did not enjoy this one of the lower qualities of country boy.
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro draft to taster. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with creamy light beige nitro head. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s on the creamy side. Enjoyable.
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample Nitro. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good roasted coffee dark malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry smooth texture with fizzy carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable dry stout.
shrubber85 (7956) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Coffee and dark chocolate malt aroma. Black and small head. Chocolate, coffee malt and light bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Very tasty.
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft, on tap at Holy Grale. Pours black with a small creamy tan head that leaves quite a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is huge coffee, roasted malts and chocolate up front with black licorice in the background. Long dry finish of roasty malts and chocolate. Full bodied, thick and creamy palate, slightly higher than average carbonation. Reminds me a lot of Schlafly’s Coffee Stout. Certainly much better than most other dry stouts I’ve had. And it’s sessionable too! Very good!
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Light body with roasted malt, chocolate, and some fruity ester notes with a dry finish.
chinchill (2142) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stampin’ ground stout on nitro tap at Country Boy [5.5% and 4.8% listed in pub]
Pours black; opaque; durable light tan head
Near creamy smooth, near full body, medium carbonation is a bit lively for style.
Flavor: dark malts with chocolate and a touch of spices
Mild aroma of dark roasted malts and chocolate.
O: good looking but otherwise not particularly special
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint nitro draft at the brewery in Lexington, Kentucky. The pour is an opaque brown black with a light tan head. The aroma is somewhat stale coffee, roast malt, whisper of sweet, somewhat vanilla. The taste is the roast up front, the coffee notes and the finish features a mix of sweet vanilla and black licorice. The palate is medium bodied, with the soft nitro mouth feel. The softly bitter coffee taste carries the finish. Decent take on the style that I am admittedly too critical of.