blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bonus bottle from my homie Nbutler11. Pours near black with a tan head. The aroma has roasted ans sweet malts, oats, cream, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor starts with a heavy dose of roast, which gives way to sweeter notes of oatmeal, hazelnut and caramel, followed by lingering notes of semi-sweet chocolate and hazelnuts. Outrageously easy to drink. Seriously I downed this in like 5 minutes without even realizing it... whoops. Thanks Nick.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/30/12. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Very deep, dark brown pour, almost black, with a 2-finger tan head that cuts in half but sticks and laces plenty. Rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, cream, and some burnt caramel. Nice roasted malt character in the flavor as well with coffee, chocolate, cream, burnt caramel, and a touch of a burnt popcorn aspect. There’s also a sense of dark fruit and marshmallow in there. My only complaint is that it’s a bit light and thin. Otherwise, it’s pretty tasty.
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared bottle at the Gingerman .. . poured a deep brown .. light foam .. light lacing .. .chocolate cereal mostly .. . pretty thin but its average .. . . Dewey, you fool, your decimal system has played right into my hands!
Ughsmash (7506) - 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 representin’... left some chalky roast at the finish. Medium-bodied with a decent flow to it.. again a bit chalky.
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Pours a deep, not-wuite jet black with a humongous, thick, moussy tan head. Float a quarter on the head? More like bounce one off it! Sticky rings of lace follow the head down the sides of the glass. It’s almost like watching someone put on an oatmeal turtleneck. Mild nose of dust and chocolate, maybe a hint of toast. Bold attack, though not overpowering: medium body, active carb, rich flavor. The mid-palate’s all full of roast, even char, plenty of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke. Once you get past a few dozen stouts, there’s not usually a new flavor note to discover, but the balance and proportion is always a revelation, and this one’s right where it needs to be. Only real problem is the finish, which just kind of gives up instead of hanging around--all you get is a little sticky coffee and peppery/piney hop. Good stuff, nearly a true great.
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle came as an extra in my trade with Shyam. Thanks! Pours a opaque black with a bubbly cola tan head with an overall watery consistency. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, crackers, and sugar. Flavor is very similar, roasted malts and nuts obviously, but also very sweet and sugary. Reminded me of eating a dark chocolate cookie. Finish is dry and sweet. A definite session beer, maybe a little pedestrian, but enjoyable.
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a near pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma was light chocolate, bitter malts. Flavor was light dark chocolate, some light licorice. Tasty.
Sledutah (6839) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee
Taste: Roasted malts and creamy coffee
Nice Sweet stout.
AmEricanbrew (6646) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Almost black color/ fleeting head. Mild chlorine, polycarbonate, medium roasted malt aromas. medium body. Soggy apple, metallic, mild cardboard, wood char, medium roast malt flavors. Not pleasant.