bhensonb (11528) - 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.
MartinT (8135) - 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 (10464) - 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 (261) - 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 (367) - - 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 (1800) - 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 (995) - , 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
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Carolinaís Vineyards & Hops. Dark brown pour. Oddly off-balanced with some stale coffee notes getting in the way of any chocolate, roast, or earthiness that may be going on. Slightly stale tasting. Couldnít put my finger on it.
sturmthis (612) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Dark brown color with beige head. Smokey, burnt wood taste. Ends slightly better.
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some smokiness, hints of chocolate and coffee, and light dough. Flavor the same with an average texture. A decent stout.