NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is soft (muted) with roasted chocolate and coffee notes. The body is black with a fluffy (classic nitro) thumb sized mocha head that lasts for the whole beer. The first sip is big with chocolate and coffee. Nice toasty and roast malt accents through the middle. Some sweet cream in in the finish. Smooth and creamy feel all the way through. Well made beer.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Oldsmar Tap House. Roasty aromas, hints of coffee and burnt chocolate. Pours cloudy tan and settles into a dark black with a very densy and thick tan head. Very smooth flavors, roasted barley, coffee, burnt chocolates with a good bitterness. It has a great mouthfeel, very thick.
markwise (4094) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. It pours a dark brownish/ black color with a small head. It is strong on coffee weak on chocolate flavor. It was too hoppy and unbalanced for me.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark stout. Dark brow color hints of coffee and chocolate on the palate. Nice beer for a cold day served slightly chilled
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours to a really dark black body with dark red hues around the edges. A long lasting densely packed creamy tan head sits on top. The aroma is a strong dry coffee bean and typical Irish stout aromas. The flavor is really good for a 4.8% beer. Rich cold extract coffee meets that astringent black malt. Some light walnuts. The palate is really drying and leaves you wanting a glass of water. Slick texture. Medium body up front but light and airy on the finish.
MacAnUltaigh (45) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CO2 draught: Murky dark brown, off-white lace. No nose! Flavor is coffee and grocery store brand chocolate ice cream. Dry and delicious. More hops than some other stouts I’ve had, and the CO2 was a little rough. No problem finding the bitter chalky finish that I was looking for. Overall this one was original enough have another soon.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mr. Dunderbak’s without Nitro and put on a surger. Pour is black with a one finger tan head that lasts leaving great lacing. Aroma is of light roasted malt and coffee. Taste is the same as aroma but a little more pronounced. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and dry finish. Very good.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours an oily black with a rich, cascading mocha head. Flavor is moderately sweet, with a mild roastiness and some light hops to balance it out. Palate is smooth and creamy. Definitely a nice quaffer for a hot Florida day.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Poured a dark brown with tannish highlights. Big, foamy nitro head, and a ton of lacing. Subdued aroma, mostly various roasted malts and some chocolate. Big roasted coffee flavor, and malty as hell. Milky finish. Very smooth and drinkable, a perfect alternative to Guinness.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on nitro-pours a retaining light tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa powder, peat, roasty, secondary acidic hops. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, peat, roasty, faint acidic hops. Minimum carbonation.