rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh hop and malt aroma. Black color with a large brown head. Sweet beginning with a alcohol bitter finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges and a thin covering of beige head. Has a sweet dark chocolate and caramel nose with a touch of oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet dark malts with some notes of buttery oak and mild vinous character before a semi-sweet, slightly warming roasted finish. Could be more balanced and complex, with a little less tartness.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at george keeleys. Pour is super dark with tan head atop. Taste is roasty, with some metallic notes...
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL.... Poured in to a snifter, nice mocha colored head. Black in color. Aroma, smokey, ashey, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is harsh hoppiness, burnt/roasted malts. After taste is a little smokiness, ashy, dark chocolate, coffee and a little vanilla in there. Rich body, average carbonation... Alcohol is well hidden. Easy to drink, but hopefully it mellows out with some age. Overall. Nice stout.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Amsterdam Tavern w Erica. Black pour, dark mocha-choco head that retains really well. Aroma of sharp cocoa. Palate is chocolate, a little coffee, and a little spicy sweetness. Really crisp and "big" tasting. Bold and beautiful.
decaturstevo (4619) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/black pour with watery tan head and lace. Burnt coffee and large chocolate and a slightly sour maltiness. Semi sweet milk chocolate and burnt coffee. A nice warmth and a pleasant bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. close to being a really nice beer.
thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to slick surface and bug rim. Chocolate, espresso, citrus and mild oak aromas. Thin with a tangy, sour chocolate-covered citrus and lasting espresso front to back. Hot oak finish.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Black as tar pour, tight off-white head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some strong boozy cognac and bourbon notes. Flavor find some licorice, a hint of bourbon, some chocolate and a hint of vanilla extract in the back end. Mouthfeel is decently thick - just does not match the flavor. Pretty solid for an organic.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Large brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is sweet, coffee, oak, bittersweet chocolate, some boozy. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, some wood, alcohol, chocolate. Medium-full body, some effervescence. But for the booziness, I would have given this a much higher score.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A twist off bomber? Thatís a new one. Anyway, this is from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville, VA. Looking forward to this as Iíve grown to love coffee stouts. Pours dark brown with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood and a bit of roast. All the components are definitely there. The taste is spicy wood, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts and tart notes. A bit more wood and chocolate in the finish. Medium bodied. The flavors could come together better. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Smells nice, otherwise just OK.