wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too impressed. Way too thin for a decent stout, no creaminess either. Lightly bitter roasted coffee taste. Very mild overall, just like their other beers. Dry finish with some acidic tastes that are not very pleasant.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Dragonstout for bringing this growler.
Pours deep dark mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma has big Folgers freeze dried coffee grounds. Behind that is sweet molasses, alcohol, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. The taste is much like the aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, more hints of chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of astringency, molasses sweetness and some alcohol.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, O-Town Throwdown
black, fine tan head, drippy lace,
big roasted coffee aroma with some dry dark chocolate,
rich dark chocolate flavor followed by lots of roasted coffee, mellow bitter finish especially considering all of the coffee and roasted,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Opaque black with a lasting head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Flavor is initially strong on coffee, but develops well with cocoa, some lactic acid sourness, and earthy-spicy and sweet tones. Palate is medium-bodied and fairly smooth with some hop tingle on the end. Really more of a sweet stout, and I like that.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler… O-Town Throwdown Part Deux… Clear, dark, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Earthy, chocolaty aroma with only a rumor of coffee, and even that may have been the power of suggestion. Thin, lifeless flavor of spent coffee grounds; well-bittered and burnt, but no malt backbone. Light to medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, bone-dry finish. Kevin’s done much better! Thanks to DragonStout for sharing his growler with us!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours black with ruby edges and a creamy tan head. The aroma is slightly spicy with chocolate and floral coffee notes. The flavor is very floral with assertive coffee tones. Malts are a little on the arsh side. The finish is tannic and slightly alcoholic, and leaves a spicy aftertaste.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler from elmatador thru dragonstout
aroma is esspresso with just a hint of chocolate and some what sweet. pours a dark brown with a cocoa coloured head. flavour is esspresso everywhere and a bitter chocolate finish. this has that double esspresso chocolate milkshake taste to me that leaves my palate sticky and thick.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler. Mid-sized, partially receding tan head, very dark brown body. Pretty mahogany hues deep within. The aroma is at first of strong, cold press coffee. Ample softly roasted malts follow. Nuts, chocolate and tangerine are also noted. Coffee is very heavy, roast grows with each inhalation. the flavor is buttery, roasty malt, with moderate to high levels of coffee. Medium-high sweetness, low to moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. lightly sticky and unpleasant. Finishing notes include average bitterness and stale coffee. With warmth, the nose releases pungent scents of fish oil and graham crackers, dropping the aroma and overall score another point. This beer is average at best.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Courtesy Dragonstout. Pours dark brown/black with very little head. Aroma is hardcore coffee. Really hardcore coffee. By far the most coffee I’ve ever smelled in a beer. There is some chocolate underneath, which is the only thing that distinguishes the aroma from being identical to actual coffee. Taste is, surprise, coffee. A roasty finish. A bit thin-bodied, to a fault. This is unsubtle and over the top but I love coffee so this did me well. This would be a nice pint to start the day off...
CheesedMan (554) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Dragonstout via Elmatador. From Growler. Deep black color, no appearance of a head what so ever. No doubt that this is a coffee stout, that is all I get on the aroma. Flavor seems to be a bit less integrated than I had hoped, reminded me of old coffee, that has gone a bit acrid. A bit to much coffee for my liking in this one.