brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer is dark brown in color with an off-white head. Pretty meh stout. Roasted malt is the primary aroma, otherwise it’s watery, bland, and boring. A mild acidity to the nose and a hint of coffee. The flavor is no different. Certainly overcabonated which doesn’t help out the mouthfeel or perception of acidity. Roasted malt, a bit of watery coffee, and maybe some chocolate. Overall, the same problem on the nose is present on the palate: this is just bland and watery.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Dark roast, chocolate, light coffee, and hop bitterness. A decently average stout.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at ohb 7/12/11.
black pour with dark brown-orange at the edges and a small pale brown head.
aromas of coffee/espresso, ash, roast, choco and toasted nuttiness.
the flavor is the same along with some peppery hops and ashy dryness on the finish.
crisp, easy drinking and very dry. 7/4/7/4/16
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle that my brother brought back for me from Charlotte, thanks Jeff! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, darker brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasts, some citrus pines and florals, and a crystal malt sweetness with dark chocolate, a light char, and a touch of chewy caramel. Flavor is woody and oaky up front with some flat vanilla and slightly charred roasts. Some grapefruit citruses and a very light chocolate in the middle with some crystal malts as well. Woody hops grow towards the end along with the roast as this finishes dry and moderately bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an alright stout. Pretty roasty and slightly charred with some citrusy and woody hops, but not enough of a malt backing. Nothing special.
edgallow (1442) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is coffee, hint of chocolate and malt. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
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burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, poured a dark brown, almost black color, with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, espresso, bitter bakers chocolate. Flavor is dry coffee, with chocolate added. Slightly thin on the palate, not as thick as I was hoping for, but nice non the less.
Cybercat (2775) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong aroma is smoky and little powdery with a hint of roast malt. It pours a dark-chocolate brown that lets daylight through only at the very edges, and has a fluffy, persistent, pale tan head. Flavor is mainly like burnt wood with just a little bit of coffee and tiny hints of molasses and unsweet chocolate. Texture seems just an itty bit on the thin side, but it is fairly fizzy and still manages to satisfy. Nothing great, but worth a try.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Milltown, Carrboro. Hefty dark brown pour with slight sediment. Nose of sharp roasted malts, char, and coffee. In general this is right in my wheelhouse, but this is at times overbearing and too aggressive. Still solid.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light coffee and roasted malt. Chocolate and esspresso with a nice bitter finish. A dry start with a hinto sweet finish. Just a bit watery and fizzy. A tad of body away from being a pretty nice beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the BierGarden. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam which disappears quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing. Nice notes of chocolate on the nose. Definitely some hop bitterness on the tongue to go with the cocoa. Finishes clean.