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 (8957) - 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 isn’t much to style, but a good pint nonetheless...Isn’t 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.
Puddleglum (16) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely balanced stout with a good head, full body and nice finish. I enjoyed the chocolate and coffee notes playing off the bitter hops. A good stout.
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 draught. Pours an impressive cloudy lightly bright brown, very deep and swirled with blacks and darker browns. Good dark beige head. Aroma of very sweet chocolate, lightly bitter hops and oily roast, not overly bitter in the roast. Flavor is big and sweet, not cloying, but pleasantly chocolatey. A very light tolerable coffee note lingers on the finish, with plenty of lightly bitter hops. This sure is one mellow stout. Body is creamy, smooth and just very easy drinking. Still quite flavorful for how mellow it is.