atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jan 06 Indy gathering. The beer is a black pur with a nice tan head. The aroma has roasted and chocolate malts and gives a sense that a full beer is comming. There is a sweet chocolate flavor with additional coffee and roasted malts. Nice assembly of malts. Itís smooth and creamy, but a little thinner than I expected.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light black almost dark brown or a burnt brown and leaves a sticky lace on the glass. The aroma is espresso, soft cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste on the palate is some what watery which is how the mouth feel is suppose to be, more of a smooth sipping stout. The body gives you a quick taste of coffee followed by some astringent smokey hop bitterness but quickly dissapates leaving you somewhat waiting for more flavor.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from Jan 06 Indy gathering at BW3 downtown - Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Pours black with a decent brown head and good lacing. Flavor is smokey, roasted malt, and coffee. Palate is smooth and creamy. A tasty stout.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub:
Burnt toast and roasted malt flavor and bitterness...An important caramel pat pushes forth the oily, slick body...Again for Portsmouth Brewery, this isnít much to style, but a good pint nonetheless...Isnít that what we want anyway?...
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color with a frothy brown head. Smokey aroma and a coffee flavor with smokey tones. Somewhat thin for a stout.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark, fizzy color with a fizzy light tan head. Nose is dry chocolate and some mocha notes. Taste is a decent viscousness, some very good roasted malt flavors and more of the dry chocolate. Notes of coffee also stand out. Finishes dry with a slight hop bitterness.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a creamy head. strong coffee taste and aroma. awesome creamy mouthfeel. great beer.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with medium tan head. Nice lace. Coffee aroma. Flavor is mostly roast coffee with hints of dark fruit. A bit thin in body.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with brown highlights and a thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Weak flavor of coffee and roasted malt. The palate is light and watery.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light roasted coffee aroma. Deep balck with a super creamy deep tan head. Fresh sea salt flavors, with some very chocolate and coffee tones. Finish is smooth and creamy, like a drop of sweetened condensed milk in a teaspoon of fresh espresso. Very nice! A little oaky on the back end, with some complex depth in raisins, cinnamon and lots of chocolate, coffee and rum.