Patrickctenchi (2902) - Coxís 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 (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (2134) - 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 didnít 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. Itís 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 isnít necessarily that bad.
3.5 M: Light to light medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish it were creamier, but itís 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
KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was jet black with a slight dark brown hue around the edges and had an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head, that reduced quickly to just a thin layer of residue which produced a bit of fair lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted grain malt and a mild leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee and molasses with just a hint of dark fruit.
The taste was lightly sweet and a bit bitter with notes of chocolate and molasses throughout with a strong coffee note somewhere in between with a nice pronounced dark fruit presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a decent amount of time which allowed the fruity coffee flavor to be fully enjoyed.
Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond medium in body with the texture being creamy and a little oily and having an almost flat carbonation.
Overall a nice robust Stout, with a unique fruity finish.
BelgianBeerGal (2971) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle or tap I canít remember. This was pretty impressive, especially from a brewery I had never heard of until this festival. Really well blended flavors of chocolate and coffee. Milk chocolate mouthfeel. Nice
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Belmont Party Supply. Pours nearly black with a thin brown head that fades quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and espresso. The taste is roasted malts, rich coffee notes, caramel and a faint hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Very tasty. I could drink this all day... and the next day. Never had these guysí beers before tonight, but so far Iím impressed.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Dutchís for $1.50. Totally opaque black color, bubbles on side of glass. Light-to-medium brown minimal head around the perimeter. Little lacing. Aroma is a good roasty coffee, some chocolate. But itís not very strong - bordering on tasting watered down. Carbonation further masks the aroma. Texture is good, however, and aftertaste is moderately pleasant. Light bitter taste.
EithCubes (4577) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is roast chocolate, coffee burn, licorice. A little sweetness amid the heavy, heavy roast. Pours a rich dark brown/black with a dark brown head. Light body, inky and silken, roasty but smooth, sweet chocolate and a touch of berry without ash encroachment. Balanced and very drinkable, complex and clean and tasty!