Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a medium dark color porter with a large off-white foamy head with OK retention and no lacing. Aroma of creamy roasted malt with light sweetness also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some medium dry roasted malt with light sweetness notes reminiscent of lactose. Body is a bit light with OK carbonation. Not bad but really nothing to write home to at the end of the day.
Jblauvs (1336) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a small tan head. aroma is coffee and some sweet cream and some roast. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Flavor is a bit bizarre with some nice lactic notes and some mocha but also a strange tartness which I couldnt place. Dry finish.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours just about black with a moderate tan head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left a complex webbing of lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt along with just a hint of chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt along with a bit of burnt toast and mild tobacco. Mild bitterness at the finish. Surprisingly light bodied and somewhat thin. Worth trying, but not worth repeating.
williamherbert (1121) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown; red at the edges. Decent puffy head. A little glassy in front of the light. Solid.
The smell is mild breakfast blend coffee with creamer. A really creamy, milky aroma. Sweetish caramel malts; really mild. Really great and creamy and mild.
The taste is mocha coffee. A little bitter, a little cherry/berry/grape sweetness. Gets more mildly malty bitter as it warms. Itís a solid drink for sure, just needs to heat up a bit.
Milky and creamy feel; silky. Really pleasant, smooth, mild and creamy.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark chestnut brown color that is almost completely opaque with the slightest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. Chocolate coffee colored tan head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coasts the pint glass with lacing on itís way down.
Slight roasted malt aroma with coffee, sweet chocolate, lactic/cream, nut, toffee and burnt toast notes with a slightly smokey presence and subtle hops.
Medium bodied and sweet with not as roasty of a flavor as the aroma leads on. Milk chocolate and creamy lactic notes with a decent hop presence. There is, however, a funky, sour sweetness that is very odd with some smokey coffee and toffee notes as well as a weird licorice like flavor that really turned me off. Almost vinegary which is very strange for the style with a charcoal like dry finish.
arventresca (484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. pours black with tan creamy head. Very roasted malty. Not a bad offering by any means. However, my home brew stout is atleast as good if not better.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle received via trade with jah noth. Pours black with an average, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, chocolate), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of tar and dust. Light bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
tomthompson89 (1794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, dark brown color nice brownish foam, nose has choc, maybe a touch of coffee. flavor is similar but weak with a little bitterness on the finish
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
After the disappointment that was the Brewcrafters EPA, I’m a bit hesitant to revisit this brewery, but I’m a bettin’ man, so let’s double down and go Double Dark!
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a thinnish, whitish head.
Smell: Roasty nose, a touch burnt even, with an overall earthy, chocolaty character to it.
Taste: Roasty chocolaty taste with an acidic sourness running loose through the flavor from start to finish. It really ruins the beer and sends you reaching for a tall glass of water. I demand to know what is going on here!
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Argh! I lost everything! The Custom Booocrafters got me again.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, fine beige head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, lots of drying earthyness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sour milk character brings out the chocolate but not in a good way,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20