SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with tan head. Aroma has notes of dark roast grain and dark chocolate and a alcohol pepperiness. Flavor has notes of chocolate, dark roast grain and light malt. Mouth feel is medium body but watery with high carbonation. Overall, easy drinking brew.
Finhead (1259) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black pour with dark red edges and a tan head. The aroma is mildly sweet with just a hint of roasted chocolate. The light to medium body has a oily texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet, but there is a faint roasted coffee taste that develops late in the finish.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, a little bit of hops. Sweet and smoky body, starts out with a milky sweetness, followed by a nice roasty flavor. Body is a little light, not a great stout, but another decent beer at a good price from Dundee.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a small creamy light mocha head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with just a touch of roast. Super sweet, almost like milk chocolate candy bar and caramel. Flavor starts sweet and slightly promising but picks up some unpleasant stale candy and old sugary caramel notes that just donít fit. Not nearly enough roast and complexity beyond chocolate. Mediumish body and a higher carbonation. Meh
markwise (4564) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from Publix. Pours dark stout brown with a tan head. Nose is faint: chocolate, malt, roast, and some molasses. Flavor is about the same. Not a lot going on here.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown. Aroma of dark malts, light meaty note, caramel, chocolate. Touch of sweetness and malty on palate. Decent.
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color/ fleeting head. Acetone, chocolate, roasty aromas. medium bodied. Decent mild chocolate, dark roast, malty flavors, medium bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) espresso/ruby pour with few tan bubbles. Nose of sweet chocolate, raisin, chocolate chips and cocoa. Started out well, but it didnít taste like it smells. Taste is highly metallic, cocoa, and raisins.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of light roasted grain, raisins, and light cocoa. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee, and raisins.
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours out a black body with an expansive, light beige head that soon settles into a scant layering.
Smell: Malty albeit mild nose, nothing particularly effusive here, but smelling of semi-sweet chocolate, sugary caramel, weak coffee, and an opened box of Sun-Maid raisins.
Taste: Sweetly toned tastes of both chocolate and caramel maltiness rounded out with roasted grains and a quick swig of instant coffee. Small, muted hint of licorice. Raisiny fruitiness. Essentially no real, appreciable hop character or bitterness, leaving it to maintain its sweetness throughout. Light flavor of roasted barley on the sweetish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A bit underwhelming, as nothing from the aroma to the flavor really grabs you. A simple, sweet stout, landing pretty light when it comes to overall taste, hop character, and body.