JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny that I hadn’t tried this brew before today, at Sexual Chocolate Day. Doesn’t really taste like the base stout for SC, as some have said. Very roasty, ever so slightly attenuated, but still nice and substantial. Modest head and carbonation, almost a somewhat stronger dry stout. Good stuff, even if nothing that leaps out from the pack.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barleys Taproom Asheville, NC. Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights and a one finger lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and dry roasty finish. Very good.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brixx Pizza, Chappel Hill, NC. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and ground coffee. The flavours coming through are roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Also hints of bread soaked in dark rum. Full bodied but not as smooth as I would have liked. Offers up a lingering roasted hops aftertaste.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tyr Na Nog in downtown raleigh. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasty, with licorice, chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, nice bitterness on back end with a pleasant but not overpowering hop presence. Little bit of alcohol in aftertaste, but not much. Smooth, and heavy all at the same time.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brixx. Dark brew, nearly pitch black, and very little head. Nice roasted coffee nose. Real pleasing, roasty flavor and a hint of sweetness. Not a wonderfully unique stout, but a solid session stout. Something somewhat "off" in the finish keeps this from being as clean as I’d like a stout to be. Good, though.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Summertime Brews Festival. Pour: deep chocolate. Head: thin light beige. Aroma: coffee, malty, chocolate, roasty. Flavor: coffee, black coffee, chocolate, malty, roasty. Palate: smooth. Finish: roasty.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at barley’s in asheville.....dark brown to black pour with a tan head....aroma consisted of bits of roast and a little coffee.....flavors of bitter roast, chocolate, and some coffee. creamy mouthfeel.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours black with tan head. Good toasty/roasted malt aroma. Bitter aftertaste with little sweetness. Body is on the medium side. A good example of the style but not great.
TURDFERGUSON (4039) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at WBF in Durham, NC. Thanks Jamie! Pours dark as midnight witha nice sized tan head. Roasty nose with a little but of chocolate and coffee--very pleasent. Full flavored with many of the same characteristics as the nose--chocolate, coffee, etc. I was really impressed with the stout. Jamie brews amazing beer. If you’re ever driving through Winston Salem on I-40, you would do yourself a disservice not stopping at Foothills.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dak with thin tan head. robust stout with hints of chocolate, and coffee. roasty finish.