thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle best by 5-22-03 thanks to Walt) clear dark brown with ruby edges and no bubbles. Nose of graham cracker, brown sugar, fudge. Taste of dry cocoa, unsweet chocolate, light oxidation, papery. Light body that’s uncarbonated. Past its prime.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of candy corn, peppermint and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and milk chocolate with some bitter coffee finish. Smooth buttery texture.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a fading beige head with a dark brown body. Roasted and buttery aroma. Flavor is roasted and milky. Nice body and feel.
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium black. Aromas of licorice, butter, Mint chocolate. Nice clean finish.
Butters (3762) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the ’Butter’s Last Supper’ tasting. Pours a near black with thin hint of clearish brown head. Totally buttered biscuit from Hardees ™ aroma. Flavor is candy corn, roast chocolate, marshmellow, and a little oakey. Has held up fairly well. Thanks to Sprinslicker for the hookup!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to OSCF for sharing this at his tasting! Hasn’t quite held up as well as some of the other Dogwoods I’ve had but it was a perfectly reasonable session stout. Thin, cola-ish pour with a faint prickly carbonation to it. Nice roasts still come through in the nose, though the body’s a bit too thin to substantiate the flavors at this point. Decent though.
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Nice extraction. Nose shows mild soy, chalky, chocolate, some paper. Age not doing it well. Flavor is thin, papery, chocolate, some roast and coffee. Thin palate.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0 (thanks shp555!). 2004 bottle...4 yrs old...with a Troeggs cap...She pours a near pitch black with an average size beige head. Nose is roasted grains. Taste is roasted grains, semi-burnt coffee, a little chocolate, and some licorice in the aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation is perfect. This is nothing overly special or complex, but is a nice solid roasty stout that seems to have aged well with no oxidation or off-flavor issues.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer here, that is...who knows how old. Received in a trade with someone. Forgot exactly who sent it, but thanks. The beer was nice. As nice as a dry stout can be. Granted, it’s not one of my all-time favorite style, but this was still very nice. An aroma of coffe, in fact it damned near dominates the nose. Some light aroma of dark chocolate is barely detectable. The flavor of chocolate and coffee dominate as well. A bit of a puckering twang was also picked up, perhaps due to the malts.
douglas88 (6009) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to shp555. 2004 edition. Pours a dark brown with a beige head that goes down pretty quick. The aroma is heavy brown sugar, some dark fruits perhaps. The taste was mostly a dry burnt malt, brown sugar, some hints of dark fruit, and overall a sweet chocolate flavor. This is a decent beer that has left us. Thanks go to Steve for sharing this.