Cletus (6355) - 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 (7466) - 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 (7378) - 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 (2999) - 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 (1115) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt, smoke and booze. Stout black, Tan head. 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. Has improved in the last few years.
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.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a transparent brown with a tan head. aroma is chocolate roast coffee minerals salt. flavor is roast coffee minerals salt. well balanced and easy to drink
ScoWRee (406) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown, almost black, with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is bitter. Has the roasted coffee, malt flavor as most stouts. A little watery.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a billowing brown head. Aroma holds chocolate, roasted malt, salt, and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is quite fruity, almost like a Belgian style stout, with lots of chocolate, roast, and saltiness. Palate is quite dry, with well balanced carbonation and a medium body; glides across the tongue quite nicely. Unique, and a tasty stout overall.