rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours pitch black with a half finger dark tan head. Decent head retention but not much at all in the way of lacing.
Aroma of heavily roasted malt along with some espresso and dark chocolate. Pretty typical for the style and nothing exceptional really stands out.
Lots of roast character in the flavor with a touch of ashy smokiness that blends nicely with the roast. Chocolate is a little less noticeable along with the coffee. Roast and smoke are the predominant flavors. Mouthfeel is slick and a little thin finishing with a touch of stickyness.
Overall, a completely average run of the mill American stout. There are no flaws but there is nothing that really stands out either.
brewsandfutbal (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice flavors of coffee and chocolate. Very well balanced stout that had smooth carbonation. Overall a good stout that I would definitely drink again.
Evolutionary (303) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ty. Dark coffee nose and thick pour. Oak hints upfront and coffee to follow. Almost burnt malt and grain aftertaste though.
---Rated via my mouth
ContemplateBeer (1585) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is coffee dominant with some light bitter chocolate, hops are very light at best and appear to be resiny, but that is to be expected. Appearance is black with thin, sustained mocha head. Flavor matches the nose; the finish continues with substantial coffee roast. Palate is oily/slightly chewy and the body is light/medium. A very drinkable stout, but not outstanding in any one area.
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black with a finger of tan head and thin lacing. Nose is roast coffee from two feet away. flavor adds nothing. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium body with stickiness. Very easy to drink. Dictionary definition of stout and nothing more.
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dark brown head.
Scent is sweet, light baked chocolate.
Taste is dark chocolate, a little roast coffee.
Malty, not bitter at all.
Very mild, but also quite tasty.
A great, simple little stout.
A good anytime beer....nice.
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; pitch black with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells solid; malty and roasty. Tastes pretty good too; much like it smells with coffee notes. Mouthfeel is average. A solid local stout!
Gription79 (2312) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is of sweet chocolate and caramel. The flavor was similar but the firm roasted character made it a coffee like. A tasty stout.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/25/2010. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
This one is a gusher. Even with a gentle pour, a huge brown bubbly head furies on top of the beer. Somehow, there is almost no retention, though. After just a few seconds there is nothing on top of the glass. Midnight black in color with a tint of ruby where some light can sneak through.
Coffee, roasted chocolate malt, and cocoa powder provide for a relatively basic aroma.
A quick dash of roasted malt, but cocoa and roast coffee flavors really dominate the taste. A touch of grapefruit rind and some herbal notes complement the bitter coffee flavor.
Lightly sticky, medium body, full bubbly carbonation.
This really didn’t do it for me. I was happy to have tried it, but there were just too many disjointed parts to this beer.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One fingers of creamy medium brown head. Retention is below average and a small ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Really surprised by how good this smells. Moderate roastines. Dark caramel malts mesh well with coffee tones. Smokiness to round things off. Really smooth, well integratied aromas.
3.5 T: Damn, disappointment in the taste. It’s not bad, but the nose lead me on a little. Smokiness with dark crystal malts and coffee again, but less sweet than I was expecting. A slight, almost acrid, burntness, but it isn’t necessarily that bad.
3.5 M: Light to light medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish it were creamier, but it’s not bad for the body. Smooth.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but not interesting enough to make me want to buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2011 02:48:50