SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black in color that poured a thick head which dissipated to leave some light lacing. The nose was filled with coffee laced with a touch of bourbon, campfire smoke and brandy macerated cherries. In the mouth the coffee and campfire smoke took center stage in a balanced beer that showed off its high IBUís toward the finish which ended dry. There is no apparant bourbon/brandy in the mouth which may have helped fill out the midpalate and make it a truly outstanding beer. Instead it remains a bit dry and light on its feet.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from a brewery that has yet to disappoint me. Exactly what I expected, a nice stout that is loaded with coffee. Got some body to it, but not too thick, and the taste doesnt hold back. If I am only going to have one beer to relax, this is a good choice.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perfect stout appearance, black body and a thick off-white bumpy head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans and an unexpected Belgian candy sugar note; grape like in nose. Very unique flavor...the first thing to hit me was a warm, salty taste followed closely by almost burnt malt. Good and hearty though, with a solid mouthfeel. Iím not sure if the salt flavor should be there, but itís an odd addition to an otherwise good stout.
djd07 (7948) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a very dark brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma is a strong coffee and dark chocolate. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is of course a strong coffee with a sweet finish.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, pours deep amber brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly malty and coffee, but not as strong as I anticipated. Flavor is mostly malt and coffee, with a hint of dark fruits at the finish. Lighter flavor and body than expected, but not a bad beer.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Bottled, consumed on 01/04/08. Dark brown transparent pour from bottle somehow becomes VERY dark brown liquid with a dense tan head that lasts a long time in a glass. Aromas of cherries and chocolate. Soft mouthfeel: a bit thin. Flavor is less intense than expected; some mildly bitter coffee and vaguely sweet fruits. Finish is clean and light with almost no residual flavor save for the ghost of malty chocolate. Nice but far from essential.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with a ruby tint and a substantial, creamy beige head. The aroma is pungent coffee and milk with bright citric hops. The nose is muted compared to the flavour, but its hoppy enough to sting the nostrils. Very rich coffee flavour that tastes authentic and plenty of hops balancing and giving the mid-palate flavour more bitterness. There are notes of dried dark fruit and in the finish, burnt coffee and milky sweetness. The body is a tad on the thin side, but the soft, yet tingly carbonation and creamy finish make up mostly for the lack of body.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an extremely deep mahogany red color body with a decent sized beige frothy head. The aroma was strong coffee and cream. Flavor was the same strong coffee with a little bit of burnt malts present and a dry finish. A little more body wouldnít hurt this stout.
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad at all. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nice lacing on the side of glass. Aroma is a bit hoppy...not the coffee I was anticipating. Flavor is sweet, bitter and has a wonderful coffee finish. Toward the end of the glass it has a nice heavy weight, that leaves bitterness on the tongue. Very happy with this beer.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Taste is very nicely roasted coffee; Not too bittter.Nice dry finish. The body overall is way too thin. Call this one a porter and Iím very impressed.... Call it a stout and Iíll tell you it should be called a porter.