GandGKevin (842) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good aromas of coffee and chocolate. Flavors follow the aromas. A little thin on the palate. Pretty decent.
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at Du Claw in Bel Air. Great when fresh on tap at the brew pub. Pours an extra black color. Rich chocolate and smoky burnt malts in the nose.Creamy and sweet thick finish full of dark chocolate and coffee. Oily texture with thick lacing. This is a dark beer all beer lovers will enjoy. Can choose between this and the porter as my all time favorites at DuClaw
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Hophead22. Dark pour. Kinda tangy with some dark chocolate notes. Interesting.
Hophead22 (2749) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #146. Dark black with a nice tan head. Sweet nose, light molasses and a bit of dark fruit. Kind of a thin body, light roast and a bit astringent, not bad. (1458)
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of Butters. Pours black with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, coffee), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, prune, dates, and licorice. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, and low creaminess with a dry finish.
MaltDawg (1345) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 1/15/2011 Source:Butters) Chocolate and roast, clean with some graininess in aroma. Black with small tan head. Roasty with high bitterness and slightly astringent. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is chocolate with some vanilla lingering and fairly bitter.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of Butters. Thanks! Pours a pitch black color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco, caramel, leafy hops. The taste is roasted malts, tobacco, leafy hops, coffee, caramel. Very bitter. Full bodied. Nice stout.
arone12 (875) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with a brown head. Smells of coffee. And burnt coffee! Mmmmm. Taste is of coffee and deliciousness. Good stout. Mmm
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Ryan. Black with nice beige head, oily lacing. Aroma tad muted. Licorice and coffee, light pine resin. F;avor on par. Licorice, coffee, chocolate, hop bitterness in finsh, resiny. Mouthfeel is perfect, oily but thick and viscous.
vtafro (1864) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to who brought it to PPSG’10. Black pour with tan head. Aroma full of roasted malt, espresso and chocolate. Rich full flavor, coffee, chocolate and other thoroughly roasty notes. Notes read "very chocolate".