Butters (3811) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with burgandy highlights. Notes of coffee, smoke, and roast in the nose. Flavor has a little lactic sourness and a somewhat cloying palate. Not bad though
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap...small creamy textured khaki head into black body with some lacing present. aromas of moderate cocoa, moderate hops, and a touch of coffee. flavor is lightly bitter with some sweetness throughout. average carbonation. long finish duration. dry texture. actually very enjoyable stout.
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a creamy tan head. Very chocolatey, coffee, roasty, nice smooth aroma. The flavor is similar, chocolatey, coffee, easy dry bitterness. Very enjoyable.
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Brewgrass08) Tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, espresso, cream. Taste is medium sweet, espresso, cream, some roast/burnt. Low carbonation, light-medium body.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewgrass. Nearly black pour with lovely tan head. Roasty notes on the nose; coffee and creamy chocolate; malty. Some hop presence, but not a ton. A little thin on the palate, but immensely drinkable.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Had this one on draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Roasted flavors, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, molasses. Just a little hop character. Thick, filling, good drinkable stout. Sought out a growler to bring home.
Nate (3759) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From draught sample at French Broad. Smoky coffee, chocolate, and wood. Bit of vanilla and light grassy hops and ... sesame oil? Odd aroma for Irish stout but nice. dark black and oily with thin tan head. Heavy body with smooth carbonation. Starts with a bit of soy sauce and smoke, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and rich malty mash. Tangy sour character with a bit of hop bitterness. Finishes smooth with chocolate and molasses. Nice stout.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: glossy black, thin tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: big roasted aroma with a dark chocolate character, hint of dark caramel, good dose of hops melding with the roasted malt,
Body: big creamy slick oatmeal body,
Flavor: big dark chocolate and roasted flavor, dark caramel adds a milky sweetness, light bitterness comes out of the dark chocolate,
Overall: milky sweetness along with the creamy oatmeal body turns this into a sweet stout,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a black with thin tan head. initial creamy milky mouthfeel. good sessionable quality to a dark stout. Dry finish behind the milky body, good grab, and good stuff.
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, thin tan head. Smells coffee and chocolate, but more coffee than chocolate. Flavor is also coffee and burnttoast - lots of roasty notes. Dry, crisp finish. Nice session stout! WBF Raleigh.