travita (4019) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jon. The smell is chocolate, malts, coffee, and bready. The look is black with red tinges and an ok tan head. The taste is coffee, chocolate, and malts.
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at the brewpub on 05/23/09. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of vinegar, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee, and dry.
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again I have to say you can’t get any prettier looking stouts than one poured from a nitro tap. Wonderful cascading tiny bubbles producing a great looking coco colored head in my Imperial pint glass. The color of the brew was the standard black stout no light coming thru at all
A rich roasted malt profile comes thru in the nose whit an ample hop presence. The flavors are more of the same, along with a slight coffee espresso note thrown in for good luck. Again the Nitro dose a lot for this brew and for sure it helps out in the way it feels in your mouth. Rich smooth and creamy are good adjectives for it.
Good drinkability on this as well, but I tend to use it as a session closer more than a session brew.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the CDC release. Pours a black body with a tan head. Chalky roast y stout with hints of smoke and coffee. Thin and session able. A mellow sweetness to finish. Simple and enjoyable.
lb4lb (2547) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with a beige short lived head. Smell is buttery and dry roasty malt. Watery. Not very good. Unimpressed, and still looking for a good Portsmouth beer or at least one I’d want to have again...
thirdeye11 (5555) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05) Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Nose is smoky peat moss. Flavor is also smoky, coffee, with bitter dark chocolate finish.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with light brown head. Aroma of earth, nuts, and leaves. Tastes of earth, dirt, chocolate, and leaves. Pretty nice,but suffers from predictability.
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of jkwalking05) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and chocolate with a bitter finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to jkwalking05. poured a dark brown with a beige head. aroma of toffee, butterscotch, coffee. flavor was chocolate, coffee, toffee, and dark roast. light body for a stout.
mar (4857) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to jkwalking05. black with a thin beige head. nose is roasted malts with vanilla and a background of bittersweet chocolate. smooth on the palate with a roasted coffee flavor that finishes with some chocolate.