DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Flaco Alto for this. Jet black pour with 2-finger brown head. One of the browner heads you will ever see. Aroma of molasses, chocolate syrup, coffee, hoppy peppery hints. The taste is roasty malty, with chocolate and coffee, some anise and nut hints, and some peppery finishing hints. Medium palate with a creamy finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown with a nicely-lacing tan head. Sweet roasty oatmeal lactose aroma has lots of vanilla and milk chocolate. Body starts with some mild buttery vanilla sweetness finishing more dry with a lingering milk chocolate roastiness. An interesting and unique stout, but could be a little more balanced.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! And finally I have an Arizona rating thatís not Cave Creek Chili Beer. Woot! Pours a very, very dark brown color. Thin head with good head retention and fair lacing. Very nutty roasted malt aroma with caramel and oats. Taste is nuts, caramel, chocolate, smoke. Medium bodied.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles thanks to a couple fine folks! Poured a clear, deep chocolatey brown with short, but coating cap of brown head. Aroma was quite lovely with roasted milk chocolate and cocoa accompanied by some lactose sugars... picked up a bit of vinous quality as it warmed up. The flavor had a darker, rather burnt roast to it with cocoa and more of the milky sugars representiní... left some chalky roast at the finish. Medium-bodied with a decent flow to it.. again a bit chalky.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate, roast, coffee aroma. Chocolate, slight coffee flavor. Medium body. LIngering light malt/chocolate. Light oatmeal.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a very thick tan head. A touch of grain, some sweet oatmeal notes, and a bit of old paper. Medium bodied, little bit of cola, and a lot of stale paper and cardboard. Uncharacteristically sweet finish with some bitterness and more paper.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, light spice. Tastes of chocolate, some light roasted malt, some cocoa splashes on the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of gunhaver. Pours dark brown with thin off white head. The aroma is very nice and inviting with roast, molasses, some toffee, chocolate and smooth mild burnt malts. The taste begins thin with roast and burnt malts then moving into hints of molasses and chocolate. The burnt malts grow into the finish. The nose overstated the goodness of the flavor. Still mighty fine though.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A black beer with a big brown head. Roasted, oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and a bit sour aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with Degarth, in a snifter at about 12 Celsius. Oliy opaque black with a small quick-diminishing beige head. Aroma of sour coffee grounds and burnt nutshells, slightly funky hop character around the edges, and some cherry too. Taste is sweet burnt malt, sour cherry and mild molasses, the dishwater sourness seems like watered-down overroasted coffee grounds - a little ear-warming alcohol in the finish - decent grassy hop bitterness ultimately. Thin, gruely mouthfeel, very flat and slick, mildly acidic and astringent, nutty, caramelized aftertaste. Not bad, but needs more body - and a little less acidity to be a solid sweet. stout.