jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Both draft and cask-conditioned at Jack of the Wood. Very dark brown with hints of ruby when held to the light. The cask-conditioned version poured up a much creamier and lacier head. Aroma is earthy and roasty. Cask-conditioned version reveals touches of fruity esters. Chocolate malt sweetness with coffee and dark unsweetened cocoa. Like the aroma, cask-conditioned version has more noticeable fruit esters in the flavor. Finish is balanced and slightly sweet (cask tastes a little sweeter and softer). Cask version also has excellent creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice stout - the cask conditioned version was a fun treat, too.
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid "English style" stout. Sweet. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Pours moderately thick with a robust head. Coffee dominates the nose. Very smooth and easy to drink. Perhaps a session-type.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jack of the Wood. After having both the Stout and cask version tried a sample of this nitro version. Black, chocolate, creamy, thin, decent.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Draft at brewer. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Scent is roasted malt goodness with a hint of chocolate. Taste is burned malt, smoke and chocolate. Creamy feel with a bitter finish. Tried the cask version as well, tasted a tad better but felt thinner.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jack of the Wood. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light hops, and chocolate. Flavor of mostly roasted/charred malt with chocolate undertones. Palate is slightly harsh/bitter. Pretty tasty stout overall.
Riccardi50 (17) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much taste to this stout. I remember it being kind of watery like, like guiness. I’m not a fan of guiness hence why I didn’t like this beer, but if you are then you might like it.
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light chocolate aroma. Flavor of roasted malt chocolate/cocoa. A tad thin and watery for my taste.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a one finger light tan head. The nose is sweet, mildly roasty, some chocolate, weak coffee in there, some caramel. Flavor is mildly sweet, some grain astringency, mild roast, grassy hops. Bit thin on the palate.
jcwattsrugger (10926) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on nitro-pours an off white head and mahogany color. Aroma is rich dark malt-roasty/licorice, some earthy hops. Taste is rich dark malt-roasty/licorice, some earthy hops, a bit ashy. Medium/full body.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Jack of the Wood. Very mild aroma. Sweet dark chocolate with a bit of coffee and light hop character. Dark brown black clear with thin light tan lacing head. Medium light body with fizzy carbonation. Starts sweet with chocolate, lactose, and some caramel. Stays sweet but not cloying, finishes with a bit of smoke and mild nutty bitter. Decent sweet stout, easy drinking.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Creamy in body and flavor had more chocolate. This is almost interchangeable with their porter, though slightly better.