brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ some house as part of pre-gaming festivities (yes, I’m this much of a loser). Dark brown pour with a khaki head. The nose isn’t so bad. Roast, cocoa, and some coffee. Light buttered graham cracker sweetness. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected. Graham cracker and a bit of butterscotch. Roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Certainly could do worse.
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a thin mocha head. Very little aroma and the taste was heavy in the roasted coffee department. Light fizz made this a very smooth and refreshing stout.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into glass..black pour with light brown head...aroma of funky raisen and makts.. weird
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another winter seasonal I'm trying to drink way too late. I get the idea... Roasty, coffee and at one time less fizz/more body.
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jrodooo5 (1081) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great stout pour - nearly black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is a slightly faint for the style. The taste is malty with a roasty undertone. It’s not bad but a little dry on the finish. It’s solid but nothing makes this outstanding.
magsinva (904) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from ?? - catching up on old ratings from Oct/Nov 2012 timeframe. Will add a review, eventually...
AirForceHops (3528) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill. Pint glass shows a nice thick tan head that laced until the black liquid was finished. Aroma is all roasted malt. Flavor is lightly sweet with some coffee bean bitterness, light amount of oat flakes and some sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium leaning on the light side, pretty creamy texture and smooth. Overall, my only complaint is that it isn’t thicker. Could use more oatmeal but still a very easy drinking stout.
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded pretty quickly to a thin film. The nose is quite nice, very roasty with a slightly sweet oatmeal character and a bit of chocolate notes. The flavor is just lightly sweet with a definite oatmeal quality and a coffee laced roastiness. Just a little bit of bitterness on the back end from the malt. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice drinkable Stout.
DialSquare (2937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Near black pour with thin tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is charred roasty malt. Tastes are chocolate and light smoke with good amount of caramel in background. Palate on the thin side, but also creamy. Was turned off at first by all of the smoke, but kind of digging on it more as I go.
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle that was part of the Winter 2012 World Market 9 pack, courtesy of my in-laws. The pour is a lightly hazed black brown with a smallish tan head that falls quick. The aroma is tobacco leafy, roast malt, and a touch of light sweet cream. The taste is the soft roast, leafy grass, and finishes with a lightly sweet malt. After taste is the roast, showing a touch of char. As the beer warms, notes of soy and licorice surface, which detracted. The palate is light to medium bodied, soft full carbonation, and the char grass finish.