Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with thin tan head...smell is a little roasty, rather boring...taste is just some weak roastiness...little watery....
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours black with copious foam. Aroma is subtle tones of roasted malt, chocolate, and molasses. Flavor was of deeply roasted malt, and a slight finish of hops. A bit light and watery on the mouthfeel- good for sessioning but not nearly as rich as the style commands. Similar in many ways to their General Stark Porter.
malrubius (2101) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Un Dun. Bottle filled completely tot the lip. Black with tan ring and a little lace. Coffee chocolate and dark bread aroma with only a hint of fruit or oat tang. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate with some very mild fruity sweetness and roasted woody earty smoky ashy bitterness. Full body. Seems like it could use a touch more internal carbo. Not sure if that is a function of the overfilled bottle. Also have no idea how old it is since I’ve recently purchased some ancient and gross beers at Un Dun. Anyhow, very good, could have been excellent.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasted at brewpub with dirtymike. Pours a near black with an off white head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Bitter and roasty taste up front with chocolate, coffee, tart fruit coming through in the middle with a firm, lasting citrus hop finish with roasty bitterness.
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pour is dark nitro looking pour. Creamy head and tons of lacing. Strong roasted flavor with a lot of oatmeal amd some milky lactic notes, which doesn’t help me enjoy it. It’s still pretty good, though. Thick and chewyy but still really smooth and creamy.
BroSpud (1856) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle purchased from Top Shelf in Hampton. Poured black with no head. Slightly sweet and slightly sour. Not sure the bottle we got was fresh or properly handled, it seemed a bit off. Just OK.
mcox90 (1692) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Milly’s. Pours a jet black with a 1" creamy tan head. Fair amount of tan lace coats the glass. Mouthfeel is fantastic. Smooth and creamy, goes down like heaven. Aroma is light chocolate notes with malt. Sweet flavor with light chocolate, malts & molasses. Nice easy drinking stout.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like all the Milly’s, a little thinner than the style might demand and a little lower in alcohol. This one had a great creamy widget / nitro mouth feel. Black with a tan head. Notes of coffee and chocolate. As all the others from Milly’s this could use a stronger malt presence.
radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$5.99 for the 650 mL bottle purchased from Top Shelf Brews. To over-sized snifter, it pours a mahogany-tinted dark rust brown with which a thin-ringed beige head barely even a fingernail in length. Aromas of ash, green cardamom, sorghum molasses, firewood, milk chocolate, and sweat. Tastes the same with the addition of DME, stale coffee, and roasted corn. Pine needles, oats, cloves, and cotton experienced at swallow. Was surprisingly spicy - cinnamon, cloves, and star anise - at its perplexing finish. Overall, I had fun with this stout. More than I was expecting.
GIJOE (928) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head that reduces quickly, but leaves a film. Oat is pronounced in the nose along with some coffee notes. Taste is on the bitter side. Full bodied brew that’s quite satisfying. I’d gladly have another.