lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with ruby highlights and a finger of nice tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter roasted malt and harsh green coffee bites. Nice but I don’t think this is a sweet stout.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a thin brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-cocoa/molasses. Taste is roasty dark malt/oat-cocoa/molasses, hint of hops. Full body.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak in the small amount of aroma that I could smell. It had bite, hops, water, and notes of dark chocolate. I did not like this beer.
decaturstevo (5535) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. A coffee malty aroma. A dark deep almost black pour. A sweet stout that was very dry to me. with a good bitter and a flavor of chocolate. A solid palate with good carbonation and mouthfeel. A solid stout but I didn’t get the sweet.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Knoxville Brewers Jam. Pours totally black with a small tan head. Pretty dry for a sweet stout, or so i thought. Some chocolate and coffee notes along with roasted malt. Not great, but the best of the lot I had from downtowin grill.
nearbeer (4294) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Draft. Opaque black with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is peppery, woody, and metallic coffee. Flavor is coffee, charred wood with slight smoke, peppery metallic molasses and marshmallow. Palate is medium bodied, slightly watery and smooth. Dryish finish. Hops seem to dominate the malt a bit much, but a good beer nonetheless.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: July 26, 2003
Source: Brewfest, Nashville
Appearance: black, big tan head
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma
Body: velvet smooth body
Flavor: lots of roasted flavor, touch of malt bitterness in the finish
Date: December 04, 2004
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Body: body has a creamy texture
Flavor: big rich malt flavor, lots of roasted and chocolate, light bitterness, very rich
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My favorite from their location in Knoxville. Pours a dark, dark brown with a tan head. Taste is a complex blend of roasted coffee, grains and some sweetness. Very nice.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep and dark with a nose of fire-roasted nuts. A bit of coffee on the palate set off by dark roasted grains and a bit of malt. All in all, a fair stout.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Pours dark brown, with a dark tan head. The appearance gives me hope, but the aroma lets me down. Some faint roastiness and oats pretty much sums it up. The flavor has some more qualities, like coffee, but as my girl noted, the coffee tatses like water sucked out of leftover coffee grounds.