hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler acquired in trade with mreusch (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with brown edges and an averaged sized than head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Roasty. Tastes of roast, caramel, chocolate, and coffee.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured an opaque black / red color with a medium sized, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roast, light caramel malts, with dark fruits, and a fully attenuated, dry, finish. A straight-forward stout here.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a deep brown almost black with just hints of amber and a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, nuts, hints of smoke, nice aroma! Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, nuts some coffee and chocolate. Nice stout.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a black body with a thin, khaki-colored head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma of coffee, dry cocoa, and liquorice candy.
Taste: A tasty blend of caramel, chocolate milk, and liquorice tea with only the tiniest measure of hops showing as it warms. Ends with a bit of roastiness on the altogether soft, sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Low carbonation.
Drinkability: Though a light stout, its wonderfully flavorful and immensely drinkable.
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate and black coffee aromas. Low hop and yeast aroma. Opaque black color with a creamy light brown head with good head retention and lacing. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors low hop flavor, light bitterness.
Medium body with creamy mouthfeel. Roasted grain astringency, Dry roasted grain finish. Good stout!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black color with a light brown head. Aroma is very roasty and hints of chocolate. Flavor is very roasty, some chocolate, and a roasty bitter finish. Good stout a little thin but a nice light flavorful stout.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of cewldre: Pours an opaque black with a thin, frothy, thin-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet dark earthy caramel and roasted malt. Body starts fairly full and dark chocolatey sweet with some mild dark fruity complexity and lightly roasted malt toward the finish. A smooth and enjoyable sweet stout.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very big tyhank you to Cewldre, and mystery 2.0. This stout poured dark brown with very small head. Nose had chcolate, cooffee and caramel, and bit of smoke. Medium body with hints of all nose sencts. There was some nice warming as I finished this growler! Thanks, good stout.
garrison (749) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a sixty-four ounce "growler" purchased at "Kellerís IGA" in Cincinnati, Ohio - This brew poured a very black liquid with afine tan head and coffee aroma. Tastewise, it isnít a rich stout, because itís somewhat lacking in body, but it has an interesting "harsh"finish.
DocLock (7500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to cewldre for a growler of this as part of Mystery Swap 2.0. Pours deep brownish black with a miniscule tan head that disappears rapidly. Aroma of heavy roasty dark malt, some chocoff, molasses, and a bit of hazelnut. Medium to light palate heft, with flavors of roasty malt, subdued cacao, molasses, and hazelnut. Fairly complex if a bit thin, Iím looking forward to finishing this growler tonight with a Rocky Patel Fusion cigar.