polomagnifico (1162) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, smoke, peat citrus hops. Very dark brown hue with a decent tan head. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied. An ok brew but not impressive.
Braudog (5386) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Traditional American stout pour ... dark black, with a thin tan head. Exceptional coffee-laced aroma! Mmm ... delicious java-heavy flavors delivered as promised, almost waking me up. Nice American stout. (#3997, 10/3/2010)
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, faint alcohol, marshmallow, notes of black liquorice, and roasted malt. Taste is charred malt, chocolate, and a little vanilla. A little thin, a long finish, although that is expected when deeply roasted malt is in play. Simple, but an enjoyable stout where the roasted malt blends very nicely with the chocolate, without completely overpowering it.
Atom (1127) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown/black with small tan head. Aroma is a sweet coffee, with nuts, chocolate, and toffee. Taste is a bitter coffee and metallic, after taste is slight molasses and hints of chocolate, however, a let down over the aroma. If the taste matched up more with the aroma this would be a really nice beer.
TheEpeeist (3058) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head settling to crema. Nose is coffee, cocoa and oats. Creamy body with a tang. Taste is French roast coffee bean, licorice and black olive. Finishes raw and earthy.
milewide (1331) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with modest head. Muted flavors more like porter than stout. Roasted malt flavor with little hop bitterness.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is potent dark roast coffee with some bitter-sweet chocolate. Quite bitter, roasty with a mild sweet body. Medium bodied and fizzy mouthfeel.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium/small tan head and aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and cream and a bit of peat. Flavor is marvelous... lots of dark stouty flavors of chocolate and bitter peat mix with vanilla and cream to make this truly outstanding. Iím surprised by this one... and think I might need some more.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a very tan head. Soft foam head slowly fizzles down to a creamy smooth texture. Smells of dark roasted coffee and ash trays. Tastes foremost like cigar ash, but fades to a deep dark roast coffee, followed by some dark chocolate, light vanilla, and toffee. Incredible balance as none overpower any of the rest of the attributes. I am looking forward to trying some more from this brewer.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and some sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, lactose sweetness, creamy. Roasted malt aftertaste. Great lacing.