CObiased (86) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 1 pint can. Aroma is nice roasted coffee, chocolate and rich malts. Unfortunately, a distinct metallic smell and taste was present. It's a good solid stout with a medium body. I like the layers of toasted malts, roasted coffee and chicory. The chocolate notes are present and balanced through the long lasting finish.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of coffee, chocolate cream and touch of pine. Medium body.
vtafro (4242) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black pour with tan head. Oak, roasted and chocolate aromas. Roasted, malt, chocolate, nice Irish stout.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (New Orleans, LA). Pours a deep blackish brown hue, a darker body, some ruby brown glow with frothy tannish head atop with decent stick around and lacing. Mellow ringer does some damage. Aromas are cocoa and chocolate syrup, caramel and decent roast. Some toastiness, caramel, earth and more sweeter chocolate. Initial is a bit thinner with distinct chocolate syrup element. Some oatmeal, roast and coffee give some hits. Baked and roasty oats, caramel and toffee. A bit of creaminess as we hit the middle, dry and thinner with that distinct chocolate syrup type feel that sets the pace. A bit creamy, some sweetness, toast and carmelization. A bit sweet, gentle bitterness as we taper out. Some more cocoa, some dryness, earth. Sweeter slant overall, the chocolate syrup feel really does the leading here. Not necessarily for me, a bit sweet but my wife really dug it. Potent nose, good look.
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from trade as an extra. Forget who. Thanks! Pours dark brown to black with a big mocha colored creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, smoke, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is metallic up front big time, followed by roasted malt, bitter cocoa powder, maybe a hint of coffee or espresso. A long finish with some pleasant roast lingering with chocolate on the palate. Light to medium bodied for a stout, high carbonation. The big metallic flavor to start this one off really takes away from it, as it is an otherwise very solid dry stout with lots of flavor going on.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewery -- Nice super creamy stout. Light enough that the 6.8%abv was surprising, also let the subtle roast and chocolate come through.
Travlr (14478) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark maroon briwn. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is bitter cocoa and coffee grounds.
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big fucken can @ gmellison. Black appearance with dark brown head. Oyster, dark chocolate, roasty aroma. Not overly sweet. Very roasty. Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla flavor. Some bitterness on the finish. Not bad.
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Taste is the same. Tastes almost artificial.
bytemesis (3984) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours opaque black with a large creamy pillowy brown head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is lactose, roasty, ashtray, coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, cigarettes, lactose, light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body.