Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Creamy coffee and light roast, a bit stale in terms of the coffee character. A bit nutty with caramel accents. Nice brew overall.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Black colour, small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee cream. Flavour of roasted malts, cream and molasses. Ok stout.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a black body with a small, frothed, beige head.
Smell: Dark malts with notes of creamy milk, chocolate, roast, dark caramel sauce.
Taste: Dark malts with a sweetish blend of caramel, chocolate, and whole milk questionably close to the expiration date. Mild earthy bitterness. Splash of fresh coffee. Lightly sweet, chocolatey finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A pleasant, well-made stout. I dug it!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: May 25, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and just a hint of dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of roasted character, dark caramel sweetness balances the roasted and brings out extra chocolate, touch of milky sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: December 02, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness bring out a milky chocolate sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, just a touch of balancing caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid black appearance with a moderate tan head. The aroma is chocolate, cookies, and some coffee. The flavor contains some chocolate, oatmeal raisin cookies. The palate is a bit thin and the finish is sweet. Overall a decent stout.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to timmcd64: Pours a mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges. Aroma of toasted dark caramel malts with some bready doughy character and milk chocolate. Body starts with a decent dark caramel malty sweetness and a good balance of roasty chocolate and raisins with a touch of bready yeast. Finishes drier, toasty and bittersweet. A nice stout.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Humpy’s - A pretty solid stout, just smooth and creamy with some rich roastiness, and a touch of licorice and molasses. Nicely done without being overpowering.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 Pours an dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and some earthyness. Flavor is malty, caramel, molasses, chocolate, and a bitter roasty finish.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - MAR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Long lasting cake batter colored head, and nicely opaque with a lighter edge. Very little aroma, probably the biggest fault. Nose was of coffee and a bit of caramel. It was very sweet with flavors of coffee liquor. I liked the mouthfeel...was milky. Smooth, sweet, quiet finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Puzzl. Thanks, Andy. The aroma is slightly soapy, but that subsides somewhat and dark malt and chocolate come though. Overall though the aroma lack intesnity and doesn’t exactly have me pining for the first sip.
The bosy is a deep black with maybe some very light notes of darl brown if you let the beer play in the light. The head diminishes rapidly from its original thumb thickness, but never fades all together and it a very nice dark mocha color and a desirable creamy consitency.
Fore is a bit watery and again a little detergent-y. Coffee and dark chocolate along with roasted malt and a decent burnt bitterness play from the middle to finish. There are also some light cream notes and a bit of stale of milk. Has some plusses, but has an equal tally of minuses.