strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown....almost black...with slight tan head. Aroma is a bit unremarkable, but I can pick up the roast and chocolate. Taste is smooth and even with roast and chocolate and suprising light for a stout. Couldnít really identify the coffee flavoring.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is a bit lighter than others Iíve had in the stout style lately, but this very drinkable beer still fits the category, and is still qutie good.
This beer doesnít pour inky black the way Speedway Stout or Old Rasputin does (Iíve had both recently), although it is still rather dark, with some less serious head formation.
Aroma is of dark roasted malt ("burned pizza crust") and is good. Taste is a bit light, but very roasted malt tasting...good. The beer is very dry in the front, but the finish is a bit sweeter. Mouthfeel is very light for a beer of this style. This is the most drinkable stout Iíve had in recent memory.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dark body, tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Flavor was thin for a stout. Was expecting more from this offering.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very smoky, thick mouth feel. Dark body with a dark, tan head. Strong qualities of coffee or chocolate.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bottle. Poured black with medium head. Fair lacing. Aroma is dark roasted chocolate malts, and bitter coffee. Creamy texture. Taste has a bit more bitterness. Flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with white head. Nice rich aroma with some roast and chocolate. Rich malty flavor with good roast. Medium-full bodied, but lacked the slickness usually associated with oats. Overall nice.
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thereís a lot of chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Also, some noticeable oat sweetness in there too. A pretty solid stout, no doubt.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 thanks zeswaft. pretty damn smoky all around. basically the long and short of it is that itís not bad. i dont care to write more. but its good.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma was malty with a light, sweet coffee hint. Flavor was a lot of the dark, burnt malt. This one seemed under carbonated to me.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with a light brown head. The aroma is a combination of chocoalte and roasted coffee. Nice creaminess to the body with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of hoppish bitterness.