radio_nowhere (680) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at their Kill Devil Hills brewhouse. Dark black color with tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate and coffee. Taste is thick adding sweetness and anise. Creamy mouth-feel. Nice.
Ocean82 (79) - Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap in a sampler at the brewery. Pours near black with thick head. Aromas of roasted barley, malt, and coffee with a hint of hops. Taste follows the nose with the same. Not a very heavy beer for the style. A well balanced brew.
rxeight (977) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 On tap at brewpub. Dark black. Nice and smooth for a stout. Dark roasted chocolate malts to it. Fantastic stout to be paired with food. Not to heavy.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 18, 2010
Source: Beerfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma with a touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark cocolate bitterness, very nice herbal character, hint of mint
Overall: patchulli stout
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
strongpieman (1366) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at restaurant. Nice malty aroma, not burnt. Smooth with nice mouthfeel, not too thin. Good taste and drinkable. One of the better options at restaurant.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours very dark brown in color, with a nice one-finger light tan head sitting on top. The aroma is great - deep roast and dark chocolate, with slight coffee and spice. The flavor is excellent. The main flavor notes you expect are really assertive. Loads of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee, with slight molasses and anise. There’s also a really interesting black pepper note to it. Not sure how they pulled that off, but it really works. Medium-bodied with some peppery spiciness on the mouthfeel. Carbonation level is about average. A really impressive beer overall. Unique and very tasty. This was my favorite beer during my recent trip to OBBS, and I had 2 pints of it after sampling all the beers there.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the pub. Opaque beer with a thin brown head. Thick molasses and almost campfire smokiness in the nose. This is a thick, sugary beer. Molasses, sweetened coffee, pepper, with a long bitter grass finish. Nice stout.
jredmond (4879) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Pours a pitch black body with thin white head. Aroma is very slight roast. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth with notes of roast and oak wood.
Funknmilla (668) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 7-31-09 at the brew pub....its black...coffee aroma and flavor...licorice should not have been in the name of this( on their beer list its Stormy Roses Licorice Stout)...and I’m actually glad I put aside my dislike for licorice to taste this....its flavor is nice strong bitter coffee along with molasses...its smooth and goes down easy...a stickiness left on the lips.....according to the info on this beer......apparently adding licorice root is an old english brewing trick used to mellow the intense coffee-dark chocolate flavors of roasted barley in a dry Irish style stout
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ OBBS Pours a good dark brown with creamy tan head Lacing is decent. Has a roasty aroma of coffee. Has a good carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent. Flavors are good. A touch on the lighter side for a stout but still good. Has a medium body. The texture is syrupy. Has a pretty good finish with a good aftertaste.