JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tylerís, Durham, several months back. Probably the most consistent and well realized stout Iíve had from Mystery. Oily dark brown body with a medium filmy head, some sticky lacing. Nose of deep dark chocolate, hints of molasses, smoke, and coffee. A bit of Tootsie Roll creeps into the flavor, but mostly bitter dark choc and coffee, with a pleasantly substantial body.
chandler0201 (632) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with decent sized tan head. Aroma of coffee and some dark chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate with some coffee bitterness. Very thin body, with a bit of a watery finish in the mouthfeel. Iíve had much better homebrew of the same beer style to be honest.
Jamiesessions (29) - - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very coffee heavy, but still quite palatable. Chocolate notes come through in aftertaste
maxwelldeux (2693) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler. Pours a thick and almost black color with a small off-white head. Nose has strong roasting and coffee notes in there, which always makes for a great stout. Taste has a lot of the coffee in there as well, but with some subtle hints of chocolate underneath. Very smooth drink.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Venable in Carrboro. Black with a small tab head. Strong roasted malt and coffee nose, fairly one-demensional but nice. Flavor is similar, kinda watered down coffee flavor, very thin for the style. Still much more of a solid offering than anything Iíve had from Erik so far. Kudos.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From growler. Oily black color, minuscule khaki head. Nose of milk chocolate and a touch of coffee. A creamy, light bodied chocolate stout where the coffee and dark malts play second fiddle to the chocolate. A slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Itís tasty when cold, but as it warms, it gets a bit sour in the finish. A nice sessionable option for a chocolate stout.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: April 21, 2012
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops 2012
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: rich roasty aroma, coffee, dry
Flavor: rich roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate, roasted bitterness, touch of caramel sweetness balances it out
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Rrauth (893) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Not a bad beer. Not as thick as i thought it would be. Still a solid entry and would like it again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Revised From Beerlicious iphone App: Strong coffee aroma, black and clear with minimal head. Had it in at beer fest. Light bitterness to medium bitterness. Short duration Medium body with oily texture. Soft carbonation (think i had it in a cask)
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Homebrew for Hunger event. Dark black with ruby chestnut edges and two fingers of creamy chestnut tan head. Nose is rich and roasty, notes of cold pressed coffee and bakers chocolate with hints of malt sweetness. Cold pressed coffee and roast upfront with some acidity from the grain/coffee and bakers chocolate bitterness. Medium body, coffee thins it a little as is often the case.