Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is the same with lots of dry hops on the back end.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Knick. Smoky, rubbery, hoppy. Chocolate, coffee, and light molasses. Dark brown black with thin creamy light tan head. Medium body with cask carbonation. Starts fairly dry with roasted-burnt malt. Chocolate, coffee, and some smoke, light molasses. Big hop character, piney with dank rubbery finish on the malt. Smooth bitter finish with coffee-bitter after.
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DRAFT at Ten Penny in Pittsburgh. Exccellent example of the stout style. Pours almost black with one finger head. Nose of bitter chocolate / express malt. Excellent...tasty.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like. Julie give. A 3 it has a lot if bit
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Darkmagus82 (1729) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-10-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color, deep-deep brown color with a tiny brown colored head. The head fades rather quickly leaving a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and some spotty island of foam on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and some chocolate notes. Along with these smells are some aromas of a caramel and molasses sweetness and a bit of vanilla coffee. Rounding out the aromas is a bit of an earthy and herbal hop.
Taste – The taste starts out with a big dose of roasted malt and a moderately strong hoppy taste of an earthy nature. While there is chocolate in the nose, there really is none detected on the tongue. The caramel and molasses sweetness, that were also in the nose, are very light in the taste, with them largely lost more toward the middle to the end of the flavor profile. While the sweetness fades, a big coffee flavor comes to the tongue bittering the taste. Along with the bitter coffee, more hop of an earthy nature as well as a bit of an herbal and grassy flavor. Some flavors of char and toast also develop during the taste, with the combination of flavors at the end leaving a slightly bitter and rather roasted favor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The creamy body is quite nice for all the roasted flavors of the brew with all the dry roasted and bitter coffee flavors of the brew really soaking into the tongue.
Overall –Dry and bitter with a big coffee flavor in this one. It was actually a little too dry and hopped for a stout in my opinion, but if that is something you are looking for then this is certainly a good choice.
ColovianTrader (294) - - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavily roasted, with flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, toffee and toast. Nice bitterness throughout and medium/full bodied.
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brewery: This one pours an opaque dark brown color. There was about an inch of a frothy tan head that left lots of lacing. The nose is good. Chocolate and roasted malts are predominate. The taste is very good. Surprisingly the chocolate malts are not really noticeable. Roasted malts, no sweetness, and just a touch of bitterness. A very good stout.
TheJester (1915) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Listed as a stout here, and as a "west coast stout" on the label. Pretty much a roasty black IPA. Well hopped, decent body, nice beer.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12 fl oz - 355 ml from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, on April 5, 2014.
Black color, big fluffy light brown head, plenty of lacing. Roasted, sweet, chalky, hoppy aftertaste. Roasted, grainy, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle
This sat around for a while before I finally got around to cracking it open. Even so the result was probably underwhelming to begin with. While it does show some signs of promise this beer is best stored with zombies while you find more robust stouts to drink.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy black base over dense mocha head looks like earth turned over by a fresh zombie after a heavy rain. Raspberry, dark chocolate, malt, and leaking oil stick in the air. Over time it slowly lightens like a morning fog.
Flavor / Palate - A harsh texture of overdone coffee ruins an otherwise pleasant experience. The fluid mouthfeel and long finish let this stick around well beyond its initial welcome. Milk chocolate, cigarette ash, and malt almost salvage the experience. Unfortunately in the end this is just another run of the mill stout that is best scrolled past.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy espresso, dark chocolate, light black licorice, roasted malt, light grapefruit, and pine. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger tan head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate, roasted malt, faint hints of black licorice, and espresso. The finish has moderate burnt notes, light-moderate pine, and grapefruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a pretty tasty Stout, but it’s a tad too heavy on the burnt notes.