GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black coloring. 1/2" head. Lacy. Cereal, malty, bready. Milk smooth entry with powerful and pleasing oatmeal nostril exhale. Body is thin - bordering on a little too watery, but flavor is rich and bountiful. A truly quality stout and a new favorite. Especially happy to find this in South Carolina in the land of ABV restrictions.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Dark with a huge tan foamy head. Smelled like sweet malts. Taste was sweet malt, coffee, toffee, and even some saltiness. Bitter finish, with a lingering coffee taste...Pretty light mouthfeel for a stout. I liked this. Very drinkable!
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nice tan lasting head and some pretty nice lacing. Aroma is malts, cocoa, touches of smoke, and coffee. Flavor is bigger coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts. A light bitter bite in the finish. Very good overall.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a little light for a stout. The smell is very good, full of coffee, malt aroma. Taste is solid, but a little on the lighter side. Coffee + chocolate and a hint of alcohol, very drinkable.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish-black with a fizzy cream-colored head and minimal lacing. Scents of roasted malt, and maybe an underlying espresso and mocha. Tingly mouth feel was definitely not what I was expecting, wanted something a little smoother. Some dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee flavors that lingers throughout from start to finish. Pretty decent stout.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the oasis in rockford. poured dark. a very smooth brew with some nice chocolate. I would call this a single chocolate. Just a great beer with no bite.
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black color with an good, long lasting head. Chocolate with heavy coffee and cream flavors. Tasted a bit watered down and too sweet for my liking.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark brown, nearly black. Tastes of coffee blended with sweet caramel. Another new favorite.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pitch black, nice long lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate malt(similair to Whoppers candy) and coffee with heavy cream. A slight toastyness completes the nose making it almost perfect. Full bodied and creamy this beer was a touch bitter right out of the bottle. Mellowed out with time but I would love to try this on tap.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black, minimal head, little laciong after the pour. Had this one with my meal and found that it was a loittle to sweet for the steak. Otherwise a decent brew with a distinct sweet caramel and light coffee undertones. Wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be.