spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an ominous black color with light brown head. Head fades fairly quickly but leaves amazing amount of circular lacings. Big bold slightly bitter coffee flavor that smooths into dark chocolate. Bought some by mistake, there were two bottes in a different descutes six-pack. Stouts arenít really at the top of my favorites list but I enjoyed this one.
BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours like dark brown oil with a tan head including hints of red. Aroma of dusty bittersweet chocolate. Flavour was more chocolate, some hops and even a hint of smoke. Nice, busy beer
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost black and totally opaque. The head is dark tan, short and sturdy. It holds up for a couple of minutes but eventually gives way to nice lacing. Aroma is very chocolaty with some coffee and dark fruit. Taste is solid roasted malts with quite a bit of sweetness balanced out by a higher than average hops load for the style. Palate is thick and firm with relatively low carbonation. This is a solid beer choice.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a light brown head. Medium intense malted chocolate - nutty smell. Medium bodied and softly carbonated with a smooth mouthfeel. Taste is a strong, nicely bittersweet chocolate malt flavor. Finishes with a tasty hop burp. My favorite everyday stout.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stout. Fairly tight nose, but nice balanced between the malt and hop flavors. A bit of molasses and a hint of baking cocoa.
riversideAK (6170) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro. Black with a 1 inch velvet head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt and a touch of hop bitterness. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate malt with secondary notes of maple and brown sugar. Creamy and smooth. A very nice stout.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a lovely cap of delightfully dark brown head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates and milky notes on top of darker roasted chocolates and coffee.. very well-balanced between the sweeter notes and the roasty darker ones. The flavor had sticky roasted coffee and dark chocolates at the core with mild earthy and coffee bitterness surrounding.. sweet chocolate and sour lactic notes laced throughout with grace.. caramel and molasses joined the coffee on the finish.. tasty! Medium-bodied, and it gets to be a bit tacky at times on the palate.. nice roast and a sticky finish. Overall a very good beer!
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Tastes like a big roasty chocolate covered cherry. Chocolate and cherry are really what this is all about. A bit sweet up front, but well balanced. Not really bitter or hoppy at all. Slight hints of licorice and molasses. Wonderfully smooth and slick palate. Kinda a poor manís Kalamazoo Stout, which is FAR from an insult. Very well done beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles from many over time. Black, with no head, oily. Plenty of chocolate up front fades to coffee. Flavor much the same. Coffee takes over through the middle and dominates from there out. Body thins out at times. Just not my thing.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolatey and smooth. Itís like a Black Butte but with a bit more alcohol to it, and chewy feel in the mouth. A very nice stout.