drowland (5958) - 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 (2709) - 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 (10886) - 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 (958) - 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.
Rusty (1533) - 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 (366) - 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 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.
redtechnj (185) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours and motor oil black with a rich expresso foam dark brown head. It has a earthy taste with roasted malt, chocolate and toffee flavors. There is also a slight salty mineral background to it too. A good stout but nothing to set it apart from many others.
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a pretty thick and dark brownish color. Aroma of cocoa, roasted, minerals, caramel, and meat. Flavor was really dry, minerals, roasted malt, cocoa and caramel. Very dry and roasted, nothing really unusual, but solid.