JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Original rating was 2.6. Creamy head, initial roasted malt flavor and bitter aftertaste with alcohol undertones. This Imperial Stout has a drinkability to it at any serving temperature. GLI has both draft and cask version of Shutout Stout on draft. Worth a try if you stop by the brewpub. Greatly improved since my last sample in 2003.
Jayb0 (1154) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg conditioned 1 year (2001). Was pouring and drinking this at the philly real ale fest. Some muted flavors and aroma until it warmed up a bit. At which point great citrus zest and roasted malt in the nose and in the mouth. Starts sweet, turns creamy and milk and fisnished with a dry hop spice. Lingering rasted bitterness. The cask started to degrade after about three hours with cidery chracteristics coming into play. Wonderful until then, too easy to drink for 8.9%!
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, rich black body with a light caramel colored edging around the surface area of the glass. Chocolate malted colored head that quickly dissipates. Flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee with a steady bitterness.
obxdude10 (2252) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, very nice creamy head that lined the glass right to the end of the pint, coffee flavoring, very strong aftertaste, excellent stout