maxwelldeux (3964) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cask draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has some amazing cocoa notes to it, with some roasting and chocolate coming through in the taste. Super smooth.
hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours black, lively carbonation and a dark brown head. There area aromas of roasted malts, chocoalte, and a bit of wood. The roasted malt flavors are dominate which gives it a smokey quality to it. There is a bit of chocolate with a bit of wood as well. It has a moderately bitter finish.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured an opaque, black body.
FLAVOR: Average intensity for style. Ample dark roasted malts with minimal smokiness and moderate. Some light burnt toast in the aftertaste. Lightly bitter. Good balance.
Feel: full, creamy smpoth body; light carbonation.
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of coffee, subtle chocolate, cocoa powder, subtle char. Black with a somewhat lasting khaki head. Dry, roasty, nice bitterness. Full bodied.
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Thanks to Rick for bringing this one back from your NC trip.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing stuck and then slid.
The smell had a graceful blend of roasty to sweet coffee to dark chocolate with a light robust milk chocolate insisting upon my nose.
The taste was mainly roasty and robust sweet chocolate and coffee.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a semi - sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was appropriately styled and was good for me.
Overall, Rick please go back and get more of this stellar beer.
DedicatedToFun (3427) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall pretty good stout, bottle back in chapel hill, lots of chocolate, tastey, yum
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 Pours a thick black on tap with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, taste follows with a clean, smooth finish. Pretty good.
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 53 Asheville trip, sadly, the last brew of the trip. Poured black. Aroma chocolate and espresso. Flavor was a match, roasty and chocolatey. Medium bodied. Just a very enjoyable stout. Good way to wrap things up. Great roadie with the spouse. Got to do this again sometime in the future, still have a ton of places to visit down this way that we didn’t have time or liver to accomplish on this trip.
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source very dark clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered coffee grounds. Taste is bitter cocoa. Nice.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a tap into a pint glass. Pours a nice dark color with minimal tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is initially of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is initially bitter with a mild sweetness with flavors of the malt and chocolate. Finish is a dry bitterness that lasts a while. Mouthfeel is full with solid carbonation. Overall a solid stout.