nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Opaque with a ring of creamy bubbles. Aroma is espresso, dark chocolate and oak. Flavor is smoky molasses, espresso, charred wood and vanilla, Medium-heavy body is chewy but not sticky, smoothish and roasty-dry.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled via roving 64-oz growler during Dark Lord Day ’09. Pours a dark, near opaque, clear brown brew with a creamy and thick off-white head that slowly disipates to a fine film and off-white head. Some spotty lacing but still quite thick. Aroma of sweet black malt, toasted multi-grain malt and a touch of sweetened coffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with a grainy texture. Flavors has mostly dark toasted multi-grain malt with little hop presence. Finish is slightly dry with a dark toasted malt aftertaste along with a short lived mild bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at brewpub. Actually not that dark- very dark brown with a thin but lasting head. Lots of roasted barley in the aroma- nutty, burtn chocoalte malts, toffee, and a slight minty licorice hint. Flavor is dark choclate hints of coffee, and a nutty burnt roasted barley, toffee, and a moderate sweetness- hints of earth as well. Finishes fairly dry for 7%.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Was hoping for a taste of the imperial stout but had to settle for this as none was available. Dark black with caramel head. Very chalky and left my mouth with a dryish feeling. Flavors not readily apparent. Disappointing.
chandler0201 (625) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Foothills Brewery. Dark brown/black pour with small white head. Roasted and chocolate aromas and flavors, some coffee in the finish. Nice version of a stout.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a very dark chocolate brown with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and faint hops. Taste is roasted malts, herbal hops, bitter espresso and green apple. Medium to full bodied,
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid stout. Drank an entire growler of this and loved every minute of it. Pours a nice creamy black, very solid. Aroma is a bit weak, but plenty of roasted barley, chocolate, and candied sugar can be picked up. Flavor is very balanced, with all the elements of the aroma coming out, as well as some coffee, malt, lactose, and a touch of cherries. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. My favorite of the regular Foothills offerings.
jrmac (325) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As far as stouts go, this one was a bit thin for my taste. The flavor was coffee, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts. Very drinkable, but just non exciting.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft after the Sexual Chocolate pre-party. Dark brown/black pour with a white head. Just barely sticks to the side of the glass. Roasted mocha coffee and malt aroma, not terribly strong but ok. Tastes similarly, some more coffee dryness than typical. Not quite creamy, medium body. Pretty drinkable, enjoyable. More of a "foreign" stout, like Lion Stout or something. Try it if you get a chance.
tjthresh (1858) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pour black with a creamy bron head. I smell coffee, but the flavor is kind of bland roasted malts. There’s no snap and pop here that the nose might have suggested. Light on body and silky. Sure a good beer and farily easy to drink.