jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Flavor is roasted to burnt coffee with a lingering burnt coffee aftertaste. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Dorwart (2394) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge light brown head from a vigorous pour. Very frothy and sudsy in appearance. Somewhat weak aroma with some light roasted malts, milk chocolate, lactose and some floral air freshener. Color is a very dark brown. Soft, sweet and malty aroma with some more lactose, light bittersweet chocolate and some dried flowers. No real alcohol presence. A very roasty and dry stout. Decent.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from January ’10 courtesy of sflpunk. Almost black pour, reddish tints and a good sized, frothy, mocha colored head. Aroma holds dry roast, bitter chocolate, charred wood, sweet caramel, and some bitter hops that mix nicely with the roast component. Flavor holds more roast and chocolate with some increased coffee presence and more dry and bitter hops as well. Palate is a bit of a fault; thin and uninteresting on the tongue. Nevertheless, a tasty stout from Rock Art.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with the fam. Black pour with brownish tints around the edge of the glass when held up to the light. The head is khaki and frothy in nature, and dissipates into a veneer. The lacing is spot like and prevalent. The aroma is predominantly coffee and chocolate with some lactic creaminess and savory caramel. Quite nice, actually. The flavor is sweet, but demonstrated much more roasted barley than the aroma would suggest. Bitter bakers chocolate, espresso, cream, and caramel are most noticeable, though a noticeable balancing hop presence also makes itself known. Palate is medium bodied for the style, with a smooth caressing mouthfeel, low effervescence, and a chalk like roast oriented finish. Yummy for sure.
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amount of malts in the aroma. Very dark amber color with a small brown head. Light bitter beginning with a sweet finish. Medium body and silky.
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark pour, nice head. can see its a bit thin. nose is dark malts, bitter flavor decent beer but not amazing
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark black pour with a creamy tan head and decent lacing. Roasted malt aroma with flavors of coffee and smoke. The body is a bit on the thin side but the taste makes up for it.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackish pour with medium tan head. Roasty aroma with lots of coffee. Taste was of heavily roasted malts with some hop bitterness detectable - too thin & unbalanced to be really good. Below-average for the style in my opinion, but still decent and sessionable.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours dark brown with some lighter brown and amber highlights. Three fingers of tan head recede to a light, lasting cap. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, perhaps vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth and creamy, although a touch thin. Flavor of coffee and chocolate, actually quite strong on the coffee.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A huge blast of espresso starts this one off. Flavor packs dark baker’s chocolate flavor alongside the ever prevalent espresso. Not at all sweet, this brew pours a pitch black color with an ample rocky tan head. Bitterness is high with a lingering bitter chocolate finish.