russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as dark as I would expect a big stout, brown but with some hint of red. Nice light brown head that only lasts a bit and doesn’t lace hardly at all. A surprising sweetness up front, plenty of roastiness and chocolate malts. The sweetness from the smell comes up front on the taste, which gives way to the chocolate roasted malts. Really pleasant taste. A bit lighter than most big stouts, which isn’t bad. Not much carbonation. Really good, interesting drink that keeps you coming back for more.
BuckeyeBoy (2612) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Aroma was of dark chocolate, light pine hops, rich roast malts, and a little coffee. Taste was more of the chocolate, dark roast, and some sweet pit fruit.
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: IMO, the perfect image of a stout: Dark, dark brown pour with a finger of creamy brown head. Whispy bits of lacing and the suggestion that it will be thick as a milkshake. Nose is sweet with cocoa and espresso with very light roasty tones. Taste brings forth more of the roast along with a richer espresso presence. Roasty, some ashes, a sweet little bit of dark fruits. Finishes with a light bittersweetness. Quite delicious.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brought back from Washington State by my friend Rachel. Pours totally opaque black, thin tan head, spotty to excellent lacing. Nose is bitter black chocolate, light acid, some creamy coffee/Turkish coffee notes here too. Very light licorice. Flavours of light acid, light roast, some coffee and chocolate here too.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color with tan foam. Nice chocolate malt ball, vanilla, roasty aromas. Smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Hearty roasted, toasted dark bread nutty, oily flavors, very good stout.
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan head and lacy speckles. Nose is cola, oats and malt. Medium body with zesty carb. Taste is milk chocolate, coffee bean and grass.
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour with a nice brown head. Coffee, roasted malt, ash, dark chocolate, charcoal aroma. Flavor is quite bitter but has some nice dark dried fruit, coffee, chocolate, ash. Not bad at all. Just a bit astringent.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours black brown, tan head. Aroma is malt, molasses, caramel. Flavor is smoke, pine, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, and bitter coffee. Oilier mouth feel than I expected, given the alcohol content.
jtclockwork (7902) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to 5000. Black pour with tan head. Nose is malt balls, coriander, sweet malts, roasted oats and chocolate. Taste is sweet malts, oats and chocolate with lots of malt balls. Somewhat sweet and roasty.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate and oats. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, rocky, brown head that mostly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Opaque. Not sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, coffee, oats, light hops, and a hint of cream. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, malt, coffee, and oat finish is lightly dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.