ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Awesome flavor, dark color with milk chocolatey head. The hops give it a great crispness. I wish I had ordered a second. Will have it when I come back.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A fair example of a stout, but it’s the IPA of stouts. The malt flavor is almost entirely killed by the hops in this beer.
Tmoney99 (10475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at DGB. Black color with a moderate light brown head that diminished slowly. Moderate roasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy texture. Good complex roasted malt and grain flavor with a moderate sweet finish. Good stout.
NachlamSie (2738) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draught. Deep dark brown with a reddish hue and a thin tan head. The aroma is pretty much of oats. The aroma is hard to detect, like the other Downtown brews. The first obvious flavor in this one is oats, then there’s something like old truck-stop coffee, then some faint sweetness like coconut milk. This brew could’ve been more harmonious.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours dark brownish black with a dissipating light brown head. Fairly weak aroma. The flavor is mostly oats, charred malts, nuts, and day-old coffee. Decent, but not great.
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark chocolate and coffee aromas with a malt and oat nose. Pours opaque with a creamy tan head and creamy lacing. Flavor is a complex hop and chocolate malt blend with a creamy oat finish. Dark and creamy full bodied palate.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown beer with a brown head that held up well. A bit of roasted aroma. Taste was sweet and a little off. Taste like a kit homebrew, with that odd old socks flavor.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black with a creamy, substantial head. Lots of dark roasted grain flavor. Ends with a sweet, slightly bitter heavy finish. Detected a slighty moldy, off-putting aroma at first, but thankfully this didn't affect the taste.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Downtown Grill & Brewery in Knoxville, TN. This beer formed an average sized light brown head with fine-large sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a dark brown hue. The nose was chocolate and coffee with a malty and coffee flavor that had a lingering aftertaste. The palate was creamy and full bodied. This beer had excellent lacing.
thedm (4928) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 138. This draft brew was sampled at the Brew Pub in Knoxville Tennessee and served by an attentive staff that included the Owner, the bar manager, Daniel Goss, and the assistant brewer Joey Barbarito. This brew poured a large sized head of dark brown colored fine to medium sied long lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a dark brown opaque body with no visible carbonation. The aroma was nice with dark malts and mollasses while the mouthfeel was thick smooth and had a mild stout finish. The flavor was very nice with dark malt mollasses and no coffee. It was a very drinkable brew that I enjoyed very much. Nice job Joey!