Rciesla (5500) - 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 (2583) - 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 (5975) - 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 (12593) - 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 (5180) - 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.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to jkwalking05, dark walnut color, aroma of nutty butterscotch, flavors of dry coffee, a light peaty smoke and roasted nuts, finish is on thin side
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to jkwalking. Pours a deep, dark brown/black with beige head. Aroma of dark roast and some light dark fruit. Flavor of some dark roast and faint dark fruit, a little baking cocoa. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all...
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and coffee in good balance with light fruit and cinnamon. Opens a bit bland but develops some depth as it sits on the tongue. Lots of aforementioned chocolate and coffee with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Dry and thin. Stylistically solid, better than many other examples.