KajII (763) - 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.
Drjohnrock (416) - 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 (4093) - 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.
crajun (874) - , Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brew!! 12 oz bottle to glass. Coffe and roast in aroma dark pour. Taste is similar to aroma maybe even too much coffee in taste. Did enjoy the over roasted coffee flavor. Med palate
fluffy (1254) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a pretty outstanding stout, full of roasty dark grains, some smoke and leather, coffee and a bit of chicory. very nicely done.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, light chocolate, some earth and some light dark fruit. Flavors are roast, earth and some chocolate. A great beer overall with some nice mouthfeel.
rangerred (843) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours pitch black with a half finger dark tan head. Decent head retention but not much at all in the way of lacing.
Aroma of heavily roasted malt along with some espresso and dark chocolate. Pretty typical for the style and nothing exceptional really stands out.
Lots of roast character in the flavor with a touch of ashy smokiness that blends nicely with the roast. Chocolate is a little less noticeable along with the coffee. Roast and smoke are the predominant flavors. Mouthfeel is slick and a little thin finishing with a touch of stickyness.
Overall, a completely average run of the mill American stout. There are no flaws but there is nothing that really stands out either.
brewsandfutbal (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice flavors of coffee and chocolate. Very well balanced stout that had smooth carbonation. Overall a good stout that I would definitely drink again.
Evolutionary (239) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ty. Dark coffee nose and thick pour. Oak hints upfront and coffee to follow. Almost burnt malt and grain aftertaste though.
---Rated via my mouth
ContemplateBeer (1413) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is coffee dominant with some light bitter chocolate, hops are very light at best and appear to be resiny, but that is to be expected. Appearance is black with thin, sustained mocha head. Flavor matches the nose; the finish continues with substantial coffee roast. Palate is oily/slightly chewy and the body is light/medium. A very drinkable stout, but not outstanding in any one area.
Chudwick (1717) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black with a finger of tan head and thin lacing. Nose is roast coffee from two feet away. flavor adds nothing. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium body with stickiness. Very easy to drink. Dictionary definition of stout and nothing more.