Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Creamy head (nitrogen). Nice chocolatey fudgey aroma. Rich, soft, sweet with an off-dry finish. Lots of chocolate, lightly toffeeish goodness.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on nitro-pours a retaining tan ring for a head that laces and black with red tint for color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty, dry. Taste is dark malt-roasty/some chocolate and coffee, dry, some earthy/chicory hops bite. Nice but not my style.
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at FBGF. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate creamy light brown head that diminished slowly. Moderate roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Average roasted coffee malt flavor with a moderate smooth finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, rich creamy head (nitrogen), roasted aroma, lots of roasted flavor, with hints of chocolate slight bitter finish light (irish stout) body
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee malt, dark fruity esters, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, medium hops and bitterness and dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Nitro draft at Florida Brewers Guild Fest 2007. Poured black with tall creamy light brown (mocha) head. Light aroma consisting of roasted and burnt malts. The flavor starts of kind of neutral and slowly coffee, roasted and burnt malts come to the surface. Into the dry finish the burnt malts seem to take over.
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampler at brewpub, Destin, FL
pours dark brown, beige head.
aroma is malty, light hops
taste, roasted malts, light hops with hints of barley. Roast remains highly present. Some bitterness with a warming finish.
Smooth and tasty, plenty of good malts, roast and chocolate.
BVery (6832) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Destin brewpub. Dark pour with a spotty tan head. Dry, roasty, and light chocolate. Enjoyable.
drowland (6129) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/3/11. On nitro at the Destin location. Not quite opaque black pour with reds under the light and a creamy khaki head. Dusty, creamy chocolate aroma with a bitter grainy old coffee flavor that lingers like tannic grains. Meh.
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black as night, but a weak head. Real watery. Smoky overtones, but poor palette degrades it.