TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@Founders Brewer Night of The Pony Bar, NYC
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, steady brown head. Light toasted aroma has dark chocolate. Light-bodied. Toasted, coffeish, a bit ashy oatmeal stout with soft but weak palate. Must be stunner with right food.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
solid black, big fine tan head, touch of lace, oily roasted malt aroma, roasted malt flavor, light bitterness, hint of tartness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 9/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Founders. Great appearance. Black color with large tan head. Aroma was sweet complex. Flavor was full bodied and the finish was very strong. Good sweet stout and not even the best of the tested group.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Nitro pour. Poured a black color with an off white head. Roasty, chocolate, and some coffee.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Pours with a near black body and a lasting tan head that leaves great lace behind. Aromas are roasty, coffee, espresso. Coffee forward, but a bit of a dry and chalky note. Flinty. Flavors are of coffee, bready, nougat, nutty, and cereal grainy. Smooth, malty and bready. Good stuff.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Founders. Black appearance with a brown head. Oaty, dark chocolate, coffee aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Coffee, oaty, dark chocolate flavor.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-04-27. Black body, large creamy tan head and lace. Dry modest roast aroma. Flavour is similar, lightly dry toasty roast, interesting middle that I can’t quite describe.. Sweeter malt notes, modest bitterness. Smooth average bodied palate has very soft carbonation from the nitro. Enjoyable but just okay. I actually think it might be better not on nitrogen? Who knows. On tap at Reservoir, Waterbury.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 4/28/06: Pours a rich opaque black with a dense, frothy creamy tan head. Lightly sweet, subtle caramel malty aroma has some mild roasted notes. Body starts lightly sweet, mildly earthy and roasty with a dry bittering mocha roasted finish. A nicely-balanced and enjoyable sweet stout.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 7/22/10. Served on draft at Founders. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Nutty aroma with some dry roasted malts. The taste is nutty with roasted malts, chocolate and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. 6/3/7/4/13
Rerate at Beer Run 5/27/13. Both aroma and taste are more chocolate and smoke, as well as some faint fruits in the taste. A little thinner. 7/3/8/4/15
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours a smooth and sleek black with a medium to thick beige head. Soft fuzzy roast, light toast and oats. Really nice roast aromas. Initial impressions are that it’s a bit thin, but it’s a 4.5% session stout, so easily forgiven, and definitely made up for by the great balance here. Gently sweet, smooth and tasty, with a lovely amount of roast. Great session stout.