redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a very small tan head, thin. Strong coffee aroma and taste. Good balance and good bitterness in the aftertaste.
malrubius (1646) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Save On. Black with tan ring. Roasted nutty chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted coffee and chocolate and dark fruit with a little oaty tang and medium bitter roasted ashy smokey finish. Medium full body. Assertive carbo but not fizzy. Very good.
steelhead3686 (220) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This may be the darkest beer Iíve ever seen. I couldnít even see through it when I was pouring it from the bottle. The head is a small to medium chocolate. The aroma is a very deep roast with medium to heavy chocolate. I would say this is a light bitter with a medium to heavy sweetness. It has a solid medium body with a slick texture and a fresh (almost) citrus-like finish. Iím not big on stouts and I havenít had too many. Having said that, I really like this one and would definitely pay bar price for a couple at 6.4%ABV.
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, $2 from And Beer in Athens, OH. Very dark brown color, pretty much black. Thin light brown head. Couple loose dots of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly oily finish. Nice light bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder aroma. Light licorice, light roast malt. Hint of dark fruit. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste. Decent stout. Flavor is pretty tasty and reasonably complex, the body is a little bit thin. A fuller, chewier body could do this brew wonders.
cheap (3967) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle this is a nifty looking opaque beer, big and black, thin choco moose head. From the name was expecting an imperial stout but this is much more mild. Roasty burned old campfire wood that has been dampened from a morning dew. Some fine sizzling carbonation makes this rather enjoyable. Finish is just good olí stout. Not over the top, fairly well behaved. Aroma is attractive charred olfactory. Perhps it gets good numbers from a pleasant surprize. Yes, not rude. Not sure about the chocolate claims but it does have some of that dark baking chocolate feel to it. Not a savage, hides itís near 7% well.
pottygok (441) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Roasted aromas with hints of doughiness.
Appearance: Black with a thick tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Taste: Light sweetness immediately swallowed by medium bitterness, fading to a soft, chocolatey sweetness in the finish. Really well balanced.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Overall: Iím not blown away, but for the price I would certainly stock a few of these in the fridge. Itís a fairly well balanced stout.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Primoís Deli in Akron. This beer pours black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Medium body with a roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, coffee and a touch of hops. The finish is creamy with a toasty malt aftertaste. Above average overall.