PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
St. Mary’s Ga. - J P’s Spirit and Wines - 12 oz bottle. Dark black, motor oil looking pour with a thin, but long lasting khaki colored head. Aroma has some earthy, potting soil accents, a bit of black coffee. Solid stout flavor with some dark unsweetened chocolate, potting soil, day old black coffee. Mouthfeel has a nice bit of chalkiness to it, Rather impressed.
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of brown sugar and dark fruit.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Hints of chocolate malt, but mostly a skunky beer smell
Appearance: Black with minimal, if not non existent head.
Taste: Light sweetness followed by a medium sourness.
Palate: Medium-full body, slick texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: It’s drinkable, but I’m really unimpressed. This has little depth or character and tastes almost like a lager imitating a stout by putting on black clothes and a malty aftershave.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Looks like a stout should look like. The aroma is not very good. I get a little bit of roasted malt and coffee, but there is also a bit of something that resembles cough medicine. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate and coffee and actually tastes pretty good. Much better than it smells. I also get some roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown pour. Barely any head. Aroma is sugary, brown sugar, and raisins. Flavor is overly sweet, metallic, and pretty damn bad.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from sampler purchased at a Wegman’s. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head that fades very quickly. Aroma of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate. The taste is sweet malts, caramel, raisins, some roastiness. Thin bodied. Decent.
Ughsmash (7428) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured cola brown with a short, but relatively dense khaki head. The aroma picked up very sweet maple and molasses upfront, with light roast to it.. almost a candied impression, but the malts weren’t all that enjoyable.. some vanilla on the back. The flavor found very sweet, candied molasses and ground coffee at the core, with plenty of vanilla around.. just a little black malty bitterness in there.. finished sweet with more vanilla and lightly-roasted coffee. Light-medium bodied with low roast on the palate.. somewhat grainy, but a smooth, almost oatmeal-ly feel through the mouth.. not a bad feel, but I wanted a stout.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the better offerings from Dundee. Pours a somewhat opaque dark brown with a thin head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted nuts. Flavor is much like a cream soda with some cocoa raisin tones. Mouthfeel is very fizzy making it almost like a soft drink - think root beer. Just above average and the only beer from the Dundee Craft Pack that I have kinda sorta enjoyed.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like stout. Smells like sweet cherries, raisins, almonds, baker’s chocolate. Tastes like sour tamarind, caramel, artificial chocolate flavoring. Feels like gelatin, but with painful needle-sharp carbonation. Comes across like a half-assed attempt by somebody who doesn’t even drink beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a deep rown, nearly opaque body with a slender tan head that soon reduces to a film. The aroma is sweet dark malts with a touch of roastiness, perhaps a tad of milk chocolate. Kind of fizzy in the mouth. The flavor is reflective of the aroma with a bit of a cola taste added. As it says on the bottle, it’s "Dark and Drinkable," although probably one I won’t be repeating.