Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cigarette smoke at first, more smoke and port with further tasting, but still smoky. Frothy, moderate bitterness. Not hop driven--burnt with sour hints. 85% opaque with ruby on the black. (tap at Old Fashioned, Madison)
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured nice and dark with a large tan head. Smelled of roasted oats, malt and some sugar. Had a coffee taste and a medium body. A bit of vanilla in there, too. Easy drinking.
cheap (5252) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
For somereason difficult to find in the listings, but there it is, plain as day. Big black pour, nice presentation. Smells good and mildly charrry. Does not show its 7% alky content, fairly mild. Some bitter chocolate hiding in the background. Pretty good overall stout, not rude like so many want to be these days. Probably one of the better higher alky beers Iíve had lately. Civilized.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark pour w/ a big thick almost grey colored head and nice lacing. Smell was typical of a stout, roast malts a hint of grass. Avg palate. Flavor was fine, just unispiring and a bit mild for a 7% stout.
cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with milk chocolate head. Smell is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, sourness. First thing I taste is sour cherries, followed by roasted malts, a bit of sweet chocolate too. A nice above average stout.
arkurzynski (2214) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown-black with light tan head. Roasted malt, dark fruit and cocoa. Flavor is lightly sweet and roasted malt, layered with dark fruit and semi-sweet chocolate. Slightly acidic, medium palate.
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of peppery dark cocoa. Taste is burnt espresso and bitter chocolate.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London, just after watching Chelsea prevail over Bayern Munich in penalties. Pours dark brown-black with a moderate, thick beige foam head. Decent roast in the nose with some milky chocolate notes. Medium sweet flavor with dusty cocoa, roasted malts, light smoke, earth, dark chocolate, creamy chocolate. Medium bodied with average, smooth and creamy carbonation. Sweet, faintly sticky finish, lots of dark and milky cocoa, restrained roast, understated roast, some toasted grass, earth. A very solid stout overall. Iíve had this bottle for about a year and itís drinking really nicely right now.
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. $1.67 in mix-a-6 at Binnyís, Dec 2011. Chocolate and coffee3 roast nose. Pillowy brown head that lingers for quite a while. Solid black color. Manages to keep a low carbonation level suited for this style. But the first sip is very harsh and astringent. Let it sit to answer some Tweets, come back to find itís mellowed a little, but still has a bitter coffee character. I just canít get behind it. Properly bitter to mark the Blackhawks season ending tonight, I guess.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This is good beer. It pours an opaque black with a big brown frothy head. Nose is greeted with aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is loaded with dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and dark roasted malts. Nice viscosity and mouthfeel. One of the best stouts Iíve ever tasted. Pairs well with meats off the grill - burgers, brats and ribs.