JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from some joint in SF, shared with the fam. Thick, sludgy black pour with a huge filmy head. Earthy and dark. Very powerful nose of chocolate, coffee, and nutty bread. Mouthfeel is robust, moderately carbonated, slightly chalky in places (which of course is just the ticket with this brand of stout). Hints of a metallic and dry finish, almost like an oyster stout in places. But it’s like chocolate bread, well balanced with bitter coffee. Very fine.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Coffee, roasted barley
Body:Roasted barley, lots of coffee, some chocolate, hint of west coast bitterness.
Over-all/Mouth-feel: Moth-filling, good balance.
Strykzone (5817) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. Black with a big tan head. A roasted nose with chocolate and dark fruit. Coffee is tasted first. Some west coast hops. Good stuff.
Syzzer (624) - Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good dry stout. Impressive thick brown head. Opaque black in color. Good representation
drfabulous (5075) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from Brewforia. Chocolate and roast. Not a very thick body. Burnt throughout. Decent.
jrob21 (2971) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate caramel and toffee flavors. Aroma is a little roasty. Finish is slightly sweet to add some depth. Nice tan head to add some creaminess to the texture. A solid drink and a very accessible stout.
burg326 (4812) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle, pours a dark cloudy brown, aromas of burnt coffee, hint of chocolate and caramel. Flavor of same with a kiss of ash.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black. Beige head. Dry, roasty, burned toast aroma. Char, ash,roast and bitter chocolate.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as a cloudy night. Roast, coffee, malt, burnt sugar on the nose. Attack is sweet, overripe fruit, bitter slow finish.
robertjm (807) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One finger head, the color of light brown sugar. Sticks around after the pouring. Ultra dark brown opaque body. Some bubbles coating side of glass. VERY slight toasty aroma. Good body that could be a little heavier to be a foreign stout IMHO, but not bilge water thin either. Light roasty flavor. Very drinkable.