deyholla (6825) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet dark grains and roasted malts. Flavor has much more roasted malts, with a hint of smoke, that mellow to allow a touch of sweetness.
BOSSbrewer (1866) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im a fan of the style but this was a bit too toasty for me. Los of roasted barley. Had in Lawrence.
beastiefan2k (2495) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10oz draft at the brewpub. I had this the year before and the most recent batch. Generally, this is a strong stout with lots of hops and roasted malts. It could be a bad mix but this beer makes it work. Its a good mix of aroma hops and allowing for the malt bitterness as opposed to hop bitterness. Sweet milky chocolate flavors work nicely in this beer. Well attenuated, allowing for the malts to provide the sweetness, which is accented by the plentiful hops. Its a nice treat.
jcnielsen (2224) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, burnt, coffee, some bitterness. Hell yeah, nice big bodied stout.
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Enjoyable aroma of roasty, dark malts, dark chocolate, leafy, fresh, piney hops, and some mild coffee toffee. Dark brown-black color, head is tan and foamy with plenty of lace. Flavor profile is likewise malty, roasty and hoppy as advertised, with plenty of dark chocolate sweetness, moderate bitterness and plenty of vibrant, leafy, fresh hop flavors coming through on the finish. Creamy and smooth on the palate with medium effervescence, dryish on the palate, body is not so full. Rather nice, I like a good hoppy Stout and this fits the bill.
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and pine. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and pine. Very nice.
TomDecapolis (4518) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep almost black with a foamy deep tan head that left sticky lacing. Head looks like a milkshake! Aroma of roast, citrus, pine and coffee. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Dry and roasty with a heavy hop bitterness bite. Hop flavor is piney and grapefruit.