Travlr (18639) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Opaque black color, brown head. Nice cocoa powder aroma. Taste has coffee grounds covered with chocolate syrup. Tasty.
Tmoney99 (12738) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, 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.
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.
DrSilverworm (9447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Good cocoa nib up front, mild coffee, light roast malt. Clear very dark red color, looks dark brown from a distance. Thin off-white head, leaves some good thicker sheets of lace. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Mildly spicy. Kind of astringent finish, again. medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Decent stout.
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at Downtown Grill, Knoxville, TN.
pours black with beige/mocha head.
aroma and taste some spices, caramel malts, chocolate and possible toffee. Light roastiness with a small bitter hoppy finish. Light notes of coffee and grains in the finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Downtown Grille, Knoxville on 8 July 2006. Black. Quite light bodied. Smooth, creamy oat character comes through strongly. Not that sweet. Pleasant but seemed a little underpowered to me.
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with tan head. Milk chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt flavors---almost good
Suttree (5767) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Actually sucks light out of a room. Completely, totally opaque. Fresh coffee aroma. Full, rich palate. Coffee and burnt toast in the falvor, then a mellow but bone dry hop presence. Big malt flavors, too, with maybe a little smoke flavors. Very filling, very satisfying.