kramer (4572) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy brown head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is very nice, deep roasted malt with some nice coffee and bakers chocolate accents. The flavor is also pretty solid, great chocolate and dry roasted malts make for a rather rich and yet easy drinking Stout. The finish is laced with fresh roasted coffee notes and just the lightest bit of malt bitterness that dries it out a bit. There’s also a light bit of hops in there that suggests a citrusy note that comes from some coffee beans. Mouthfeel is creamy and really smooth with perfect light carbonation. No astringency at all. This was really a big surprise for me, I was not expecting much at all, but this is a really really solid Stout that I would drink all the time if I had access to it. It actually reminds me quite a bit of DFH Chicory Stout come to think of it. Great beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from a random trade at Dark Lord Day. Pours a black body with a thin, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has lots of dark chocolate and roast with a pleasant sweetness. A touch of caramel, a distinct dark fruit, coffee, and a bit of a milky chocolate as well. Flavor is similar. Fairly sweet with lots of dark chocolates as well as a milky sweetness. More distinct dark fruits with some caramel, roast, a light coffee, and a bit of a vanilla sweetness. Finishes sweet and chocolatey, but with a balanced roastiness that helps this end creamy and slowly dries with a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a full, creamy, chewy body and medium-light carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid stout. Fairly sweet and chocolatey, but well balanced with a solid roasty, coffee presence. I like the dark fruit hints to this as well. Not bad at all.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle poured into my Narke tulip...Dark brown pour with a light tan head that rises only for a second, then leaves a small boring ring. Not much of a looker, like that blonde chick Donna...The aroma is pretty sweet on the front, creamy chocolate. Finish is more coffee with a little bitterness, roast, and hops. Reminds me of an oatmeal stout...Taste just totally fails. Most of the sweet on the front is gone, just bland bitter coffee and alcohol. So boring, no touch.
AndyReynolds (807) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Cincy Winter Beerfest. Aroma is roasted malts. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate come out as well. Palate is thick and chewy. Flavor is a little sweet, bringing out a carmel quality. Not bad.
rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly complex. Purchased to try a local Cincy brew (usually underwhelmed in these situations). The taste/palate begins with a big mouthfeel, but somewhat short on flavor. The swallow - finish is loaded with black coffee, bitter chocolate, and dry malt. Impressive. Filling.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a whispy galexy of beige carbonation on the surface. Soft chocolate nose. Some lactic acidity and chalkiness and milk chocolate. Sort of like a stale Hershey’s Kiss. Some grassy hops in the finish. Pretty solid stout.
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was poured out of a growler during a tasting at barefootbrewers house.
Appearance - Poured a nice black color with tan head.
Smell - A slight roasted smell with hints of malts.
Taste - Roasted malts. Kind of smoky also.
Mouthfeel - Heavy and very little carbonation.
Drinkability - This is a solid stout. A nice very drinkable stout.
matthewjk (847) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally tracked down a sixer of this at Biggs--perhaps this being brewed now?? Easily the best beer I have tried in their lineup. Soft, fresh, coffee, roasty flavors. I have been very harsh with my reviews regarding local breweries, but this is definitely worth drinking. Good job on this on Mt. Carmel.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/26/2010: Mt. Carmel Stout... Aroma: Unsweetened chocolate; cold coffee. Appearance: Near black, opaque; 1/4" of tan foam with a moonscape surface. Flavor: Loads of dark chocolate; roasty malt and coffee finish; semi-sweet chocolate aftertaste. Palate: Medium-bodied, maybe a touch on the lighter side of medium. Overall: I really enjoy the flavor of this beer, but it needs just a bit more body.
Sample from 12 fl. oz. bottle at Marty’s Hops & Vines in Cincinnati (College Hill), Ohio. Rating #51 for this beer.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a small beige head. Light chocolate, dark fruit and coffee nose. Flavor is smooth and lightly sweet with some dark fruit, and some coffee grind. Pretty good.