madbrewer1 (7) - USA - JAN 25, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pleasing yet not very strong primarily chocolate,coffeeand other malt aromas. Appearance is Very dark black with light brown head that faded withing a couple of minutes. Taste is smooth bitterness of roasted grains and coffee with medium body, Hop bitterness compliments the grain and coffee well without taking over. Not very exciting on the palate the flavors kind of flow and then are gone I would expect more complexity from "7 grain". This is a really good tasting beer that I think is better on the whole than picking apart each component. I consider it an above average stout that I did enjoy.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of bitter coffee, roasted malt, grains, rye, and a hint of chocolate. Poured very dark brown/very deep amber in color with a medium-sized, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of bitter coffee, light chocolate, grains, light rye, light wood, and roasted malt. Medium body. Lightly chalky, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter coffee, roasted malt, and slight wood finish is slightly chalky and slightly dry.
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) Pours dark brown with nice light tan head. Nose of coffee, and cream. Taste of coffee and smooth cream. This is a great drinkable stout, and I think it surprised us all.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich coffee aroma, creamy. very dark brown, small sticky tan head. Creamy mocha body, dry cocoa bitter finish.
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. pours jet black with a nice surging dun head that falls quickly away. big roasty coffee nose with tons of chocolate. creamy medium body with active carb. chocolate, coffee, roast, char, and toast on the mid palate. long dry roasty finish.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Half Time. Pours a deep black with a large ugly tan head. Coffee, roast, smoke, chocolate on the nose. More coffee and roast, with a light sweetness. Finishes roasty with more coffee flavors, and a nice sweetness after the roast bitterness, possibly vanilla in nature. Tasty stuff. This (and two others) was brought to Half Time by a guy who is on the west coast and now doing distribution stuff I think. I’m hoping that we get this on the east coast…really yummy.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee, and subtle dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and some chocolate. A quality stout that I could drink all night.
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown with a cream head. chocolate, coffee and roasted malts on the nose. nice thickness with a great coffee flavor and a roasty finish.
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown pour with red hints. Nice aroma. Rich chocolate that has spiced notes and dark coffee grain. Taste is roasted coffee. Smooth feeling with a watery aftertaste. Bitter chocolate.
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed this brew. Intriguing take on a grain stout, and definitely pulled off well in the blend of 7 different grains. Dry and roasty on the nose and up front on the flavors, this moves into a lightly malted blend of a blast of Earthen tastes. Bits of dirt and burnt flavors exist in a well melded way. Not too heavy, so it drinks quite easy. Good stuff!!