tmoreau (3713) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Old Fashioned in Madison, WI., and dispensed to a shaker a little on the cold side, with an opaque, black/brown color, cream & bubbles, brownish tan head foam, and impressive, curtainy lacing. The aroma was roasty, some woodiness and char, maybe a little creamy flake, and earthy, barnyard scent. The flavor was similar, and contributed a lingering, medium hop bitterness, and an additional leathery character. The body was medium+, and the finale was bitter and dry. Interesting recipe, but for me, it was a little difficult to finish.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, sweeping smoke and dark cocoa. Fairly dry finish. Worth getting if see on tap.
Leafs93 (2109) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, roast and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with a drying finish. Very solid, easy to drink.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Smokey malty flavor with a lingering finish.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown in color with a small khaki head. Aroma has chocolate, slight peat, cream, slight caramel. Pretty nice. Peat is much more prominent in the taste. Upon first sip it is the strongest flavor. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, cream all present in the flavor. Fairly thin, though.
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown color with lacy mocha-colored head. It has a pleasant roasty aroma with lingering notes of smoked peat. Light to medium body with a distinct dryness on the finish. The taste is sweet with a slight bitterness on the finish. Flavors of peat, smoked malt, caramel and dash of hops. Very sessionable stout. I’m sure it would be great on nitro.
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tannish head. Smoky aroma. Very smoky flavor with roasty malt underneath. Deep and flavorful with a light finish. The low alcohol makes this very drinkable as well.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Tomtheg for the hookup. Smoke and other stouty flavors. Not good, not worthy of my cash that’s for sure.
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to the kind soul at the last Tampa crew tasting that opened this one. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, peat, smoke, earth, and unsweet chocolate. Flavor is similar with peat, roasted malt, and earth with smoke throughout. Medium in body and peat all over.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a pint glass. This was my first time trying out a stout-rausch and I really enjoyed the combination of flavors. The smokiness and the stout coffee tastes complimented each other nicely.