Tmoney99 (10676) - 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 (6416) - 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 (1349) - 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 (3465) - 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 (3920) - 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 (4996) - 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.
JMerritt (1803) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #7. Dark ruby/plum with a small, bright white head. Bittersweet cocoa nose with light coffee roast. Moderately sweet flavor with mild smokey notes, light toffee and a definite roasted nut finish. Dry, nutty and toasted barley finish is long lasting. Moderately high carbonation with a slightly thin palate. A rather light stout that is quite sessionable. Thanks to my friend Caryn for the bottle.
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from 22 ounce bomber ( Release #11) - Pretty damn good stout from Epic, but this has been my experience with the majority of their beers: quality! So this stout changes from year to year? This yearís is pretty sweet, but does have some burnt notes in there as well. Slick feel. Very good bargain craft bomber.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to someone. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma and flavor were coffee and chocolate with a light and fizzy body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 17, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma, touch of sweetness
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, caramel sweetness, dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4