Braudog (5582) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Release #16. Pours a brownish black with an airy head. The aroma is nice and laden with java. This is an easy drink ... Mildly laced with cocoa and coffee, but light bodied and drinkable. Finessed. (#4560, 4/8/2012)
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Brewforia. Release #11. 5.4%. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aromas of burnt malt and mild chocolate. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt, almost milky chocoate, and some earthy hop. Itís quit dry, and a bit astringent. Leaves a burning/tingling sensation on the tip of my tongue in the finish. Damn if it doesnít suggest a touch of chili. Too bad these various releases are all crammed together.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle (at 5.6%ABV per the Bottle).: Aroma of malt, roasting, coffee, grains, and some hops. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, light coffee, cream, slight chocolate, and a hint of marshmallow. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, light chocolate, cream finish is dry.
maley1 (733) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of caramel. Nice and crisp carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very good beer.
Tmoney99 (10448) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample - Nitro. Poured a black color with a large fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium dark chocolate flavor with a medium sweet coffee finish of moderate duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.
DrSilverworm (6005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, $5 for a pint. Dark brown near-black color, really nice off-white persisting smooth and creamy head. Light, crisp carbonation, creamy body. Nice, sweet and spicy taste, nice and dry texture.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release #11 Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with some chocolate, slight coffee, and some roasted malts. Flavor isnít as big as I was hoping. Strong of the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts up front. Slightly watery on the finish but still some bitterness.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, release #11. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet lactose and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt with plenty of sweetness. Itís ok, but not particularly flavorful and the palate is thin. A simple sweet stout, drinkable but nothing special.
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/20/12
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, light chocolate and caramel, bread, dough, and coffee
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown-black color with a small beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly subdued, mostly roasted malty flavors similar to the nose, lightly sweet
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly short duration, average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
I thought this was a decent stout, but not a particularly exciting one.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear and tan head. Dark malt and chocolate, coffee aroma and flavors. Rich thick flavors and nice roast grains. This is a great coffee stout.