Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2009 Bottle. The aroma on this big stout is killer ... More coffee than my morning Joe. this drinks with a whoop-ass java overtone, sweetly drinkable. I think I’ve found my favorite Ohio beer. (#3572, 7/3/2009)
Drake (8563) - 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 guys’ beers before tonight, but so far I’m impressed.
FLP62 (6) - USA - OCT 13, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black appearance with a nice brown head. Chocolatey coffee notes that balance really well with the creamy body. Nice and heavy, like a stout should be. Great in front of an outdoor fire. Winner.
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
kramer (4994) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4376) - 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.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Growler via Mys Swap 2.0 (thanks cewldre!). Pours black with a huge tan head. Nose is chocolate, roasty, and floral hops. Tastes just like it smells, is pretty sweet with a nice mocha finish. Body is light, carbonation moderate/high. Tis is quite tasty and highly sessionable. I would rate it even higher if it wasn’t so over-carbonated.
BuckeyeBoy (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1000 On tap at Jungle Jims Spring Brew Fest. Pours out a almost black topped with a nice tan head. A nice sweet aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. tast more of the sweetness and some bitter dark. Also a nice roast malt on it. I am happy to have a small local brew as my 1K.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 What a hell of a beer. Me and the GF picked this one up from Jungle Jims on our last Cincy trip. Bought it mostly just because I’m a growler whore and wanted to try something new. Didn;t have big expectations for this one at all, and figured it would be average at best. Boy, was I wrong. Now, you’d never mistake this for Dark Lord or Expedition or Speedway, but I bet this one would hold its own against ANY of the non-imperial stouts out there! This one is delicious. Very black and rich. Creamy mouthfeel. A strong nuttiness in the aroma and flavor. Fresh coffe in the mix, as well as hints of chocolate and dark candy. Some carmel and roasted barley floating around as well. Nice and thick. Clings to the mouth the way melted chocolate does. Leaves an aftertaste almost like hot chocolate. I was very impressed, and at 6%, drank the whole growler in one setting. Will be getting more for sure next time I am in Cincy!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, peppery. Tastes of chocolate, sweet malt, molasses. Spicy finish. Nice!