KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick rich black with a huge (3-4 finger) medium brown rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really sticky lacing that coated the glass.
The aroma was nice and robust of a roasted dark chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and a strong leathery yeast with hints of coffee and molasses.
It tasted lightly sweet and mildly bitter with a hint of molasses in the beginning then became a slight more on the bitter side with a nice smooth coffee finish. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow letting the nice bitter-coffee taste settle in nicely.
Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond medium in body with the texture being rather creamy but also slightly watery and having a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a nice and easy to drink Stout with a nice rich smooth coffee flavor.
varanid99 (647) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a nice tight tan head. Roasty, coffee, chocolate aromas. Taste is similar, light roastiness, coffee, cocoa, bitterness is a good mix of roastiness and hop bitterness. Nice, easy drinking
yourilevesque (235) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière foncée aux reflets rubis affichant un certain collet blanchâtre. La bière est un stout de soif: arômes de café léger, malts grillés mais le tout est subtile et sans caractère. Je sens un peu de bois mais sans plus. C’est léger et mal défini. Texture aqueuse, saveurs qui sont la continuité du nez. Cette bière n’est pas une bière de dégustation; elle se boit aisément mais ne présente rien qui vaille la peine de s’arrêter à elle.
Dervock (560) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Malt and choc aroma. Bittersweet upfront with a short lived dry finish. Creamy palate.
budedou (511) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a nice touch of sweetness. Some hops underpin the classic stout elements and the moderate effervescence and richness make it a nice drinkable beer
TXBadger (1800) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown almost black color with tan head. Roasted malt and cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with strong over roasted notes.
jeffbigD (107) - - APR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy black consistency. Initial chocolate taste with harsh after taste. Notes of malted barley.
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a spare diminishing light-brown head. The mild aroma was a letdown, it was milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and something akin to an artificial sweetener which I did not care for. Flavour follows the aroma but with a little bit of hops added.
Jabah (180) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good stout, but it is on the lighter side if you are expecting a strong thick stout. 8-ball has hints of chocolate and coffee, with a slight malt finish.....medium ABV%. This is a good daytime/early evening beer if you want something dark that isn’t 8-12%.
AWISLguy (1667) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. Amazed I never rated before, although we went through all the Lost Coast stuff years back. Dark brown pour, little head. Aromna has light roast, molasses and sweet caramel. Somewhat carbonated, a bit sweet. The oatmeal smoothes it out. Solid, not great. 13.8
dresden (1116) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tony. Black and relatively thin beer. Roasty malt aroma but pretty tame. Smooth and easy drinking, slight bitter chocolate