5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Yep, thats black, frothy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Roasted/burnt malt nose, coffee,
lactose sweetness.   Sweet roasty malted flavors on the tongue, minor coffee bean, also lactose.   Mild hop
bitterness as well.   Not as sweet as others, likely because of the hops.   Otherwise faint astringency.
Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Not as silky as I would have liked, likely because it could stand to be a bit
maltier.   As its its decent, middle of the road American made Foreign Stout.
DialSquare (2212) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From an old scrap of paper rating note: black/brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of tobacco, chocolate, cereal and nuts. Nice sticky chocolate taste balanced with coffee bitter. Roasty. Had a cereal vibe.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick black with off white head, aroma has notes of toffee, molasses, dark fruit, some anise, smoke and bitter roast notes. Taste is nice coffee, caramel, chocolate and roast going into smoke, molasses and some dark fruit finishing fairly bitter.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nearly black. Pepper is subtle in the arpma but more evident in the taste, but subtle and balanced enough to be very enjoyable. Body is a bit too light.
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JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great brew, drank the heck out of it fresh, and have continued to enjoy it with some age. Its a great dry fresh beer with a malty, toasted taste. If you run across this on tap or by chance in a store, grab it up!
HonusWagner (1134) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty solid beer with some sweet darker fruits and a rich chocolate characteristic. It’s got some good things going for it but the back end is a bit harsh and astringent. Has held up remarkably well for a beer that is closing in on two years old.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4467) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a dark black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was cola, wood, tobacco and a touch of smoke. The flavor was sweetish and toasty with notes of wood, smoke, tobacco, cola, vanilla, cherry and a touch of anise. The finish was long and malty with lingering wood, tobacco and cherry. Fairly full bodied. Interesting.
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zeno’s. Black with thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is chocolate roastiness and some smoke. Very nice.
peteysmu (63) - USA - APR 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Immediately tasted the delicious coffee taste of this ale. Very strong dark tasting beer.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Falling Rock. Very deep black appearance with a foamy tan head. Slightly milky, creamy, roasted dark malty nose. Quite roasty, slightly burnt dark malty flavor with a touch of smoke and BBQ. Roasty, charred, dark malty finish.