maxwelldeux (3551) - 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.
DedicatedToFun (2402) - 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 (2296) - 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 (3279) - 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 (11078) - 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.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at trailhead. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice chocolate notes on the nose. It leaves a bit of la one on the glass. A bit malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very solid.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 4/15/09. Came out a deep dark black with very thin tan sheet on top. Some spots and globs stuck to the glass edge. Smelled of roasted malts, chocolate, grape, raisin, and slight alcohol. Mouthfeel was crisp and slightly chewy. Flavor was of roasted cocoa beans, espresso, and dark breads. Finished almost like a wine. This was a decent brew. I would get this again. A very easy drinker even at the ABV level.
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour with a thick head and black-as-night body. Aroma is faint, taste is of burnt dark sugars and coffee. Light mouthfeel.
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devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from the tap with an expected darkness topped by a creamy, sticky brown head. The aroma is a very understated dry roastiness that is pleasant but not remarkable. The flavor is much more amplified, with a strong, earthy combination of hops and a coffee-like bitterness from the roasted grains, and only a little sweetness to balance. The fine, prickly carbonation is neither enticing nor unpleasant. Overall, this is certainly a nice, robustly-flavored stout that I would gladly have in my glass many more times.