kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Noog II
black, whispy brown head, sweet chocolate aroma, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice roasted bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on nito-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/coffee. Taste is dark malt-roasty/molasses/coffee, biting chicory/earthy hops.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black ale with a thick moka head. Chocolate aroma with a touch of vanilla. Bitter chocolate and coffee grounds, with a nice hops finish. Nice bodied, rich and smooth.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Backusís Backdoor Bash Ď08...Pours pitch black and stays that way with a fat-bubbled, beige head that doesnít last. Big-time toasted nut aroma... thatís what really stands out to me. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. Coffee grounds, unsweetened cocoa and a touch of tangy cardboard oxidation. Bone-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of daknole!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade with muzzlehatch (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with a small brown head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, smoke (heavier in the taste), roasted malts, and coffee.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my Vermont trip. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same with a dry and roasty finish. I usually dont like "dry" type stouts, but this one is damn good. Wow.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 A thin veil of foam tops the blackness with dark brown edges...This very distinctive Stout breathes blackberries into sustained roasted malts and their bitterness, while molasses establish a wealthy dextrin realm...The almost chewy body on this one is still quite drinkable; the grain bill here is reminiscent of their Imperial Stoutís...
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-10-22. Black body with a good sized foamy tan head. (4+) Dry dusty roast malt, coffee like roast. Light burnt wood notes. (6+) Dry bitter roast malt returns in the flavour. Wow - VERY bitter roast. Coffee grounds. (6+) Average palate is quite carbonated. This a decent stout, but the dryness is not to my liking. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful, dense obsidion with a thick lacing light brown head. Viscosity of motor oil. Thickest of any stout I've had that wasn't imperial. Aroma is sweet with some chocolate coffee undertones. Body is dry and fresh tasting with plenty of roasted and chocolate malts and a hint of oak. Very full bodied and well balanced. A wonderful dry stout. Thanks to Casey for recommending this gem.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa on the nose. Nice roast, chocolate and caramel. Cocoa, big and roasty. Light warming alcohol, a touch of char. Nice and roasty, smooth and lightly sweet.