pottygok (469) - 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: Itís drinkable, but Iím 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 (5681) - 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 (9099) - 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 (8536) - 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 Wegmanís. 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 (7135) - 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 werenít 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 (617) - 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, bakerís 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 doesnít even drink beer.
Cornfield (5482) - 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, itís "Dark and Drinkable," although probably one I wonít be repeating.
Finhead (1181) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4373) - 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.