JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The volumes of foam this beer produced in the glass had me thinking I cellared the bottle too long. The four finger head dissipated to reveal a black stout. Flavors of chocolate malt, dried fruit, low bitterness and a dash of salt. Shared with friends on a warm Spring evening. Exit 1 was good, full bodied stout. My palate thought it lacked the flavor to make it an excellent one.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of dmac. Thanks Dave. Shared this with the east county crew by design. I had a feeling this one would be interesting and fun for everyone to try. I was pleasantly surprised immedietly by the dark liquid that flowed into our glass. Very thick, dark, oily small tan head. Aroma was malty, fruit, coffee, chocolate, raisin. Taste was outstanding. Well balanced. Little burn, very tasty. Almost no oyster flavor detected by me, but a few others said they could detect some. Overall really good and I am glad I got to try this.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Lt. Dan for sharing at Dark Lord. Dark black pour with a tan head. Aroma was rich chocolate malt, roasted malt, and toasted malt. Taste was the same as the aroma, only better. Rich, oily chewy stout that coated your mouth with taste. I could taste a little burnt malt at the end.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 courtesy of billab914. Pours dark brown with a thin ring of bubbles. Smells of cherries, roasted malt, spicy, earthy. Tastes roasty with some cherry notes dominating. Enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7183) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Poured rather highly-viscous dark brown with a mega-deep brown head.. would’ve been a "5" if the head stuck around a little longer. The aroma picked up burnt molasses and black patent maltage upfront, with milk chocolate and light mineral notes accenting (although I probably wouldn’t have noticed the minerals in a blind tasting).. warm and chocolatey on the back.. I really dug the nose here. The flavor found black patent and sweeter, milky chocolates all the way through.. vanilla sweetness and a touch of coffee bitterness around.. slightly sour roasty coffee and milk chocolate on the finish. Medium-plus bodied with a nice, heavier feel on the palate.. dry-roasted with a great flow to it.. balance was right on. This was an excellent brew!
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at RBWG 2010. Relatively light, some sour, minerals, chocolate, nice brew.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure who brought this one to the Hellbilly’s...think it might have been SuperDave. Dark mahogany pour with a roasted coffee and cocoa laden aroma. Flavor is toasted malt, chocolate, coffee bean, and a hint of fruitiness. Solid and I’m glad I had a chance to try.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice roasted, bitter black chocolate, long roasted finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from big bottle. Very faint aroma of malt, smoke and booze. Stout black, purple-ish brown head that fizzes away fast like soda. Has a very dry, somewhat bitter cocoa flavor, with cream and a bit of dried fruit. Slightly salty in the back, which surprisingly is a plus. Buttery feel. Nicely drinkable
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with boamr - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and earthy. Flavor is roasted malt, esters, and light chocolate. Nothing out of the ordinary in this one. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Ryan.