lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a short lived tan head. Smell is mild dark roastiness and a hint of cardboard. Taste is dry burnt roastiness. Medium bodied with similar carbonation. A bit ashy and slightly bitter from the nice sharp hops. Could use a touch more body, but the dark, burnt flavor is nice.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours with little head, though whats there is nice. Within minutes it appears dead flat. Body is very nice, thick without being boozy or heavy. A fairly easy drinker. There is a clean, woody syrup aroma, mostly dry, a bit unassertive. The flavor has a lot of pine, woody in a non-oak way, more like a carpentry kind of thing. Mild hops in the finish. Good enough.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from bottletrek.com A great stout!! Poured motor oil black with a good sized chocolaty head that diminished quickly. Lots of chocolate, burnt toffee, and plum on the nose. Great lacing was left on the glass by the way. The flavor was even more bold that the aromas alone, glad I got to try this one.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured with a bit of brown, not completely black body and head. Nice. Flavor was sweet and palate was warm. Lots of good flavors, dried fruit, brown sugar. Aroma was sweet and sugary too. Palate had great full body and overall, just a very pleasing, not overdone stout.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can’t say enough good things about this beer. Had it at the Elysian brewpub with dinner. Velvety smooth with incredible lacing as the head foam coated the inside of glass. One of the best beers I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from a trade with SuzyGreenberg (drink his homebrew its the shit). pours black with a small tan head. aromas are a bit shy but coffee and chocolate stand out also some hops present on the nose. flavours are smooth and complex with the barley driven coffee flavour as the most prodominant but there is also some chocolate and a tiny bitter hop bite. the chocolate sweetness adds a nice touch but the balance of the whole flavour profile is what makes this a truely great stout. a really wish i had more of this fantastic brew. thx Mr. Bottoms!
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a tan head. Light roast, light coffee, chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavor with light roast and backing bitterness. Medium bodied. Nice balance. Lingering dark chocolate, malt, caramel, and light citrus bittering.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a black dark oil color with nice head amazing lacing. Aroma was chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor was muchg the same. Mouthfeel was perfect creamy not to sweet. Good beer for watching bad game.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Notes of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, toasted nuts, light smoke and ash constitute the rich, mocha aroma. Full-bodied and velvety with moderate carbonation. The perfectly balanced flavor leans on the bitter side at first, but then caramalt and chocolate malt sweetness catches up. Finishes bittersweet and lightly acrid. Excellent, well-made, sturdy stout. Big-time kudos to mgumby10 for sharing this world class brew!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Ol_Mr_Crow. Pours jet black, with a thick, creamy, well-retained beige head. Smells of chocolate cream, dark malts, and even a bit of smoke in there too. Liked the nose. The flavor has some surprising hoppy characters to it. light roasty malts and chocolate give it some great balance. Definite bitterness in the finish, had some oak and vanilla notes. great palate on this beer. Very tasty and nicely crafted stout.