KajII (799) - 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.
arn8897 (136) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and a little coffee. Palate is the same as aroma along with a little smokiness. Light to medium mouth feel. Nice lacing in the glass. Very nice stout.
cincyrider (5) - - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light chocolate aroma with a smooth coffee finish. Well balanced light creamy body. This is a good early summer stout. Not to heavy and doesn’t have that filling feeling in the belly
umich03jm (2708) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to DrSilverworm. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is dark roasted coffee with some chocolate and light ash. Taste is roasty and somewhat bitter. Dark roasted (almost burnt) coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke, and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Pretty solid stout that I might have to go back to.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 10/12/14. Pours opaque and black with a dense and active light brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate,vanilla, caramel, some coffee, hint of char/smoke; smells great. Taste is smokey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, roasty; finish is creamy and smokey with roast malts. The roast malts here are big winner in my book. Light lacing. Medium-light bodied, thin but creamy. Medium-low carbonation. I’m ashamed it’s taken me this long to try this beer. Really nice job!
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: very dark brown with a nice big, tan head. Lots of chocolate aromas. Taste is bitter chocolate and some nice mild coffee taste. Wonderful stout, doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a small beige head. A nice nose of chocolate and roasted malt. A sweet and bitter chocolate flavor, caramel malts, some ash, lactose. Pretty darn good. Dry mostly.
mnurda (1188) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled sample at Jakes in Ashland Ohio. Very dark in colour. Lots of coffee flavour. Would have been good with dessert
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shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lightly ashy chocolate coffee malt and dry grass aroma. Black with small head. Sweet mocha coffee malt and lightly bitter hay/ash flavor. A nicely drinkable stout.
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler from bottle at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest on February 16, 2014--glad they had this because I can’t find my original tasting notes. Very appealing roasted malt aroma, opaque brown hue, good taste that doesn’t quite live up to the aroma’s promise but still a quite satisfying brew.
nuplastikk (5032) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Opaque black body. Steady, thick beige head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Kind of bitter and sharp, in a cocoa way. Big creamy chocolate tones. This is a solid Stout, Thick specialty malts. Certainly a good beer, exceeded my moderate expectations.