jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep brown body. Fizzy, beige head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, char, floral hops, bitter chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning slick, soft carbonation. Taste of bitter roasted malts. Hint of chocolate and metal. Nice balance and nice lingering bitterness.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is malts, smooth, chocolate and light coffee.
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Roasty coffee, chocolate, and ash aroma. Black with a thick creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate and light coffee flavor with a subtle bitter finish. Full creamy body.
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, brown head with good retention. Aroma of chocolate milk shake. Taste is bitter chocolate with a bit of burnt espresso. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah. Big and thick and heavy. Has the nice flavor you expect from a stout with those hints of roasted coffee that pair so well. Nice thick brown head, too.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Jet black with an off white top. Scent is roasted sweet malts. Taste is roasty and coffee.
ContemplateBeer (1633) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, waffle cone and a little coffee. Appearance is black with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but with a little brandy in the finish. Palate is very bubbly. Quite tasty.
Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
My first tap was this sessionable stout. New Albanian doesn’t often stumble and this is no exception. If you are looking for a toned down version of Thunderfoot that doesn’t fatigue the palate here is your pour. I don’t know how long it will last but if you are anywhere nearby stop in.
Aroma / Appearance - The inky black base swirls like watery ink around the glass. The generous pour left little room for a head. Oatmeal cookies, burnt toast, and a trace of sweetness accent a light but well put together nose.
Flavor / Palate - Fluid and refreshing the mouthfeel opens up the palate. Oatmeal, raisins, bitter malts, and a refreshing aftertaste play together to create a memorable experience. Not so heavy it wears down the palate the result is a good session beer for the money. I’d drink a few of these if there weren’t 12 other compelling options available.
shrubber85 (8306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Tap. Chocolate, ash, and oat malt aroma. Opaque dark brown color with nice big light brown head. Sweet chocolate and oatmeal malt flavor - light ashy bitterness in the finish. Very nice. Cask version - lower carbonation but same aroma and flavor.