Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown nearly black color with a small, beige head of foam. Nose is awfully light smelling, mostly hop accented with some malt character but the nose overall is disappointing. It’s a hoppy stout, mostly hop accented with citrus notes and lots of bitterness. Malts are a bit over roasted and unbalanced, lots of bitter chocolate and coffee ground notes, but it could show some more fruit character. Pretty brash and not a lot of complexity or overall balance.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Nearly black pour with a medium brown head. Decent retention/lacing. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Roasty taste with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar and hop bitterness. Creamy texture. Yummy.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a nice beige head. Dark cannot see through look. Roasty, coffee, chocolate, and brunt malts in the aromas. Taste is malts, coffee, chocolate, and roastiness. Good.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma with hints of molasses, toasted oats, and licorice. Rich coffee taste, roasted malt, milk chocolate, and a Chock Full O’ Nuts finish. Hearty for just a Stout. Very good.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 750 ml. bottle. Black brown with a good tan mocha head. Great aromas of chocolate, molasses, and licorice. Nice thickness but not syrupy. Flavors of complexity include smoky sweet malt, bitter hops,. Very good bitter somewhat dry finish. Excellent stout.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gotta love having Green Flash around NC. This one pours a deep dark black color with a dark brown. Huge bubbles in that head. Aroma hints at molasses, mocha, and maybe a touch of dates. Very thick with a great dark chocolate taste that finishes bitter like straight espresso. Well done.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by shegadeyo. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt,chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy sweet roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
jarspag (601) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 On tap at Taproom. Full bodied, rich, bursting with rich dark chocolate, and a dry, bitter, long coffee finish. I really liked this one. Very well done indeed.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours to an opaque black colored body with a medium light brown colored head. The aroma shows a bit of roasted dark malt, chocolate, a stale caramel drizzled coffee, light honey, and brown sugar. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, light cocoa with hints of citrus/pine hops in the background. Heavy body, medium carbonated, finishes dry with hints of dusty roasted malt and light alcohol.
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad; Nose is very chcolatey and roasty black with a medium, very tiny bubbled tan head, that heavily laced the glass; flavor was chocolate and more chocolate!