bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from timfoolery. Itís a wild pour. One inch of dark brown and 4+ fingers of creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma through that head is tuff, but thereís a lot of heavy dark burnt malt down below. Med body or better. Flavor is fairly smooth burnt malt with some aspects that could be bourbon or celery. Odd, but I could call it either way. Thereís some chocolate, and itís rather ashy, but itís dry, seemingly astringent, and thereís a lot of hop bitter. Pardon while I attend to the foam creeping from the bottle. Damn nice drink. Much more flavor than many stouts. As flavorful as an IS, but in a very different, but similar, way.
rumproasts (3434) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black with small head. Very malty. Dry slightly bitter finish. Solid, if unexceptional stout.
Itzjerm (1421) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice standard stout. Malt toasts burnt. Sweet. Aroma all the same. Head present. A good go to.
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llcooldave (1142) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in the glass. Thin soapy head. Slight cocoa and nutty aroma. Dry on the palate. Cocoa flavor with a hint of dark coffee and roasted malt. Overall, a solid easy drinking brew.
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla and dark fruit plunge into an ashy, roasty finish in this slender Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the blackness.
-The nose was promising, but that overly roasty ending decreased drinkability and enjoyment somewhat.
-Like all Olde Hickory brews Iíve had, this is flavorful throughout but lacks refinement, smoothness.
On tap at the Olde Hickory Station.
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with resinous floral hops, grapefruit, treacle, very nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, floral hops, grapefruit pulp, hoppy stout. On tap at Olde Hickory Station.
tillmac62 (281) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBD 12/14. Pours dark as a starless night with a massive World Class head, lacing and retention. Nice, but somewhat subtle, nose of sweet dark chocolate with only a hint of roast. Very light medium body with just a touch of creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with some effervescence in the middle and finish. The flavor profile is intense, a bit complex and fairly balanced. It begins with a bitter rush of dark chocolate that fades into coffee notes. The sweet aspects of the nose are not present. In turn, the coffee releases into a mild bitter roast with citric, but not quite rind like, hop bitterness. The finish is somewhat dry and leaves you with a distinctive aftertaste of charred grain. Similar to Bellís Kalamazoo, but a bit more refined.
LuckyDog (447) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice roast aroma. Lightly hopped. Very nice stout on tap at Olde Hickory Station.
DurinsDraft (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nuts, roasty, coffee, caramel, chocolate, resin, earthy, leaves, smoke, woody, brown, black, brown foam, frothy, medium sweetness, medium sweetness, medium bitternessfull body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a pretty great stout, full of the flavors you would expect for a stout of this caliber.
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber from trade. I rarely say this about stouts, but I did not like at all. Not much aroma - roast and faint coffee. Dark pour. Taste and palate disappoint. Thin watery over burnt malt with burnt coffee added for fun. No