Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, milky, light chocolate, not much barrel character. Sweet with light roasted malts in the flavor. Surprisingly light in body. Disappointed in the lack of barrel character. OK. Nothing special.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Monkey Pod in Wailea, Maui. Pours inky black, with a mocha colored, thick head that clings to the glass all the way down. Aroma is textbook stout. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of coffee. Taste is like their more common Coconut Porter, but without the coconut. It’s smooth, chocolatey, with a little coffee and lots of sweet, roasty malts. Not a hint of booze, no real bitterness to speak of. A well done, and very drinkable stout.
MaxxDaddy (414) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with large creamy head. Light aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Tastes much the same, some licorice in there too. Light and slightly thin on the palate. Lingering roasty finish. Decent beer.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. The appearance is a murky brown with a small off white head. The flavors and aromas are light with lactose/milk and medium roast malts. The mouth feels a little chalky and distracting.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft, called Shipwreck’d Stout) Brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some lactic acid. Taste is moderately sweet, roasty, some coffee. Medium body, light effervescence.
Alphadelic (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewpub:
Possibly the most opaque beer I have ever come across. Impenetrable darkness sets an interesting broody tone. Topped by a big beige foam.
Rich chocolate, thick and heady. Freshly roasted coffee forms the backdrop. Sweet, sticky molasses style nose.
Earty and surprisingly fresh and green. Sweet (frappuchino style). A very easy going stout. Chocolaty and indulgent but it sits lightly on the tongue and the stomach.
Foamy, light and smooth. Very easy to drink.
Lovely. Rich but drinkable. A real pleasure.