radio_nowhere (1214) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ruddy Duck Tavern in Morehead City, NC served in a pint glass. Opaque black color with darker tan head. Aroma notes of heavy coffee, chocolate and roasted malt sweetness. Taste adds is not as coffee strong as aroma led on, more dark chocolate leaning, caramel, some ash and light earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with coffee roast finish. Overall pleasant chocolate/coffee stout, tastes richer than its ABV.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are both lots of chocolate, bitter, wow
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from Bottle Revolution, RDU. Good aroma, sweet, malty. Coffee, chocolate, toffee. dark orangy brown color, not much head and what was faded quicly away to nothing, no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Itís good, pleasant in aroma and flavor, loses a point or two on flat appearance.
b3shine (6762) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint. Looks good; a fairly opaque dull black with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and roast with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
AdamT (253) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with fizzy one finger thick light brown fully lasting head. Virtually no lacing. Some chocolate notes, but more roasted coffee aroma. Light bitter chocolate up front with a light malt and roasted coffee finish. I thought this was a pretty solid stout.
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 (650) - 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 (4171) - Snohomish, 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 (4024) - Durham, 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.