bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Barley's Taproom in Asheville, this pours the deepest mahogany, almost opaque black into the glass, with a nice tan head that leaves soapy lacing. A sweetly smoked, roasted, almost herbal nose ensues. Flavors are of roasted coffee, smoked grains, herbs, faint legumes and burnt caramel, finishing with a smoked sweet grain. The mouthfeel is silky with a medium-full body and semi-active palate. A nice winter warmer, this sweet smoked stout goes down well in cold evenings.
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Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at trio on the OBX it is a murky coffee color with a slight head. The aroma is of smokey and also has a coffee overtone and the taste is Ailey coffee flavor
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a thick thin off white head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of coffee and toasted nuts. Moderately bitter finish.
TheShepherds (49) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Write up made it sound fantastic...taste, unfortunately, didnít measure up. Quite weak for a stout. Not much there.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Black Friday Cask Festival, Triangle Brewing, Durham. Another solid offering from Mystery, who seem to be finding their way more consistently of late. Nice pour, slightly oily mouthfeel. The basic flavors are very well realized, and the smokey choc did go down nicely on a brisk afternoon. Interestingly enough, though, I got the distinct impression of some dark cherry and vanilla in there as well, nicely complementing the whole. Not sure if that was an un-advertised addition for this event or not, but I dug it regardless.
OldGrowth (2341) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet, smoke. Chocolate, moderate smoke, dark blackish brown color, ok head, little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Heavier body, oily viscous mouthfeel, sweet finish . Good, probably best Iíve had from Mystery as I think about it. Nice mix in aroma of sweet and smoke. Flavor more sweet.than smoke, nice chocolate.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Pours an almost black color with very little head. This beer is very smooth. Subtle roasted and chocolate notes to it and a very easy and creamy finish. Great brew.