lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Pitch black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, roasted coffee, chocolate. Taste is coffee bitter, smooth oats, sweet malt, astringent finish.
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler at Free the Hops meeting, Huntsville, AL
pours black, beige/mocha head.
aroma and taste, chocolate malts, oat for a nice thick palate.
Hops give this brew a nice floral and bitter chocolate mouthfeel without hampering the stout quality.
Light coffee in the finish.
beerjosh (2) - Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a great stout. Probably one of the first beers my wife really enjoyed. If anyone is having trouble getting someone to like craft beer this would be one of the better ones to let them try. Definately a good one.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at J. Clyde. Thanks to Christine for taking me. Very Black body with tan lacy head. Very malty and coffee sweet aroma. Very roasty and coffee flavored. Really good.
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draughts @ J. Clyde. Pours a deep mahogany nice lace. Big maple syrup aroma. Nice roast character, coffee, chocalate. A bit over carbonated but a nice finish.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer at BONNAROO, told you guys I would give you a rating. This was a great beer, very impressed, wish I could get my hands on this stuff up north
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at DLD. Opaque black with biege head. Aroma is nice espresso, smoke, a little dry, roast. Flavor is roast, smoke, a little sweetness, big coffee. Medium to thin body, light carbonation. Nice, reminds me of a tyranena beer, thanks Alabama guy and congrats!
bacummings (21) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit too burnt tasting up front, but finished pretty mellow. Dark coloring, but not too thick.
benself (11) - gardendale, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is big on coffee and hops. The flavor is all coffee up front, and hop bitterness comes behind and cleans it up. Oatmeal provides a soft, luxurious mouthfeel. I really like the balance in this big, ambitious stout.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled via roving 64-oz growler during Dark Lord Day ’09 from the Free the Hops gang in Alabama. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin tan head that quickly dissolves to a fine film and no ring. Aroma of toasted dark malt, dark chocolate, oatmeal, dark roasted coffee and a touch of molasses. Taste is smooth, thick, low carbonation with flavors of oatmeal, chocolate and dark coffee. Finish is smooth, creamy with a slight coffee aftertaste. For an Alabama oatmeal stout, there’s nutt’n wrong with their beer. It drank pretty good!