RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, roasty aromas and flavors. Subtly sweet and well balanced with some nuttiness on the finish. Nice beer.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Pours with little to no head. Tastes a bit dry and doesn’t contain a lot of flavor, but goes down easy with no aftertaste. A great beer for those who are just starting to drink stouts or wanting to drink the loca flavor of cincinnati
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Black. Malty chocolate and smooth. Light though with a weak finish. An ok beer. Brain got for me in Cincinnati.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the Party Source. Dark brown with a thick brown head. Aroma of roast and coffee. Flavor of coffee and some chocolate. Body is thin and milky, finish is dry.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is lightly roasted. A light coffiesh flavor is the only discernable flavor and is somewhat weak and watery at the finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a growler of this at Belmont Party Supply in Dayton. Shared it with some friends
at a cookout tonight. Wonderful nose of spice & toffee, molasses & coffee. Very rich,
and presents more hops notes as brew warms. Pours a dark hazy brown. The stiff frothy
beige head is mostly diminishing and leaves no lace. The flavor has a balanced front &
middle, though more malt than hops. Unfortunately the finish needs work. It is weak by
the tamest standards. The medium body is soft and dry. Not a serious contender in the
world of stouts.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
64oz Growler purchased from Belmont Party Supply in Dayton - Pours very dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head that stayed pretty well and laced the sides of the glass pretty well. Big aromas of coffee, and undertones of caramel and chocolate. Flavor is a smooth blend of coffee, milk chocolate, and caramel. Slight lingering coffee aftertaste that was pleasant to me. Medium bodied but a shade to the watery side. Amazingly drinkable though and a fantastic session stout. I’m looking forward to trying other brews by this brewer..
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Macs in clifton. Poured a deep brown, nearly black color with a small brown head. Has a strong aroma of coffee and some chocolate. Strong flavor of coffee, with some chocolate and roasted malts. Rather thin for a stout. A great starting point for someone just getting into dark beer.
Tmoney99 (9975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from BP Clough. Dark brown with large brown head that diminished slowly and had good lacing. Medium aroma of caramel and roasted coffee. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium flavor of coffee and chocolate with a small sweet finish. Good start to style.