ben4321 (3007) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, shared with jcos, 6/12/11
Aroma: It has a roasted aroma, dry malts, a little vanilla, and not much else
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown-black in color, with minimal head
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, rather roasty, not very sweet, dry finish
Palate: The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and sticky, almost to the point of causing cottonmouth
Overall, I didnít love this one, but I didnít really dislike it either. There just wasnít a ton going on here. It is roasty and dry, and that is pretty much it. 80 IBUs? I didnít see that at all! For a roasty stout, it isnít bad, but if you are expecting more then that Iím sorry to say youíll probably be disappointed.
jcos (1176) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split with Ben4321. My first Nevada review. Pours a black opaque with slightly dark head. Aroma is sweet, strong wtih chocolate and coffee flavors, itís almost "too strong" in trying to show the style. Taste is sweet, not much balance, some coffee and chocolate. Body is medium light, a little thing. Finish is medium long. Beer is okay, feels like the brewery is trying too hard to match a style instead of making a good beer.
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells very good. Medium head,sweet and good flavor. Alcohol is hidden in sweet coffee chocolate taste. Good beer. 22 oz bottle.
msante79 (2127) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle I picked up while working in Arkansas. Pours near black with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and maybe a bit of caramel. Flavors of roasted malts and lots of sweetness with a bit of chocolate. Not getting any sour notes as mentioned in the previous reviews. While not spectacular in any way I would still say it is a solid stout and worth a try.
tomciccateri (885) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Aces & Ales. Full body, slightly heavy. Chocolate and roasted and blak malt flavors. Opaque black with no head. Subdued alcohol. clean and tasty.
0o9i (436) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black body, small brown head even with a vigorous pour, turns to a ring, no lace, disappears. Sour, smoky, burnt aroma of chocolate, molasses, stale coffee grounds. Body is full, a touch oily, almost flat, almost watery, fairly dry. Flavor is not sweet, bakerís chocolate, blackened barley, coffee notes, molasses. The aftertaste is long, moderately bitter, a touch sour, and a continuation of the flavor with some pine. Alcohol comes out harshly as it warms, but veiled. Flavor is bold, but unflattering, bitter and dark yet simple and chalky. Nothing to write home about.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is a little sour and chocoate. The taste is also soured chocolate.
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark brown red pour. Aroma is tart and watery with some dark malts. Flavor is tart and roasted malts. Slightly watery. This is one of the worst choices to end the night butÖ.it is finished!
drowland (4998) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/10/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Opaque black with no head at all. Sour soy saucey aroma with a hint of dark chocolate. Sour apple flavor up front with chocolate in the middle and a lingering roasted coffee hint. Not impressive.
Pawola22 (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Re-rate (12/19/2012): 12oz bottle from danzarrella, thanks Dan! Pours a black body with a thin, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is sweeter chocolates, molasses, and caramels with a solid roast backing. A bit ashy, prune dark fruits, and some tobacco. Flavor is similar. Sweeter malts up front with molasses, caramel, and dark chocolates. Prune dark fruits in the middle before some ashy roasts and tobacco come in and help dry this out with a medium bitterness and a light cloying sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a chewy, medium-full body and a light carbonation. Overall, Iím bumping this up a point because the body is much better than I remember, but its still not impressing me. Not bad at all, but pretty simple (7,3,7,3,12=3.2).
Original Rating (1/14/2011): 12oz bottle from jtortorice, thanks Josh! Pours a black body with a wisp of a brown head that dissipates immediately and leaves a light lacing on the glass. Aroma is big on the sweet malts with lots of molasses, chocolate, and caramel. A light roast behind the fat malts and barely a hint of prune. Flavor is similar, although the body seems a bit thin and watery despite the bigger malts. More sweet molasses, chocolate, and caramel up front with a bit more of a distinct roast coming in to balance. A touch of prune as well as a very light hop backing accompanies a slightly growing roastiness that finishes smooth and slowly dries with a light bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a chewy, full tasting, but thin, watery feeling body and a very light, silky carbonation. Overall, a decent tasting beer, but the body really threw it off for me. Not bad, but unexciting (7,3,7,2,12=3.1).