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 (1580) - 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.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bomber- Pours very black with a small dark tan head and very little carbonation. Aroma is strong of roasted malt, coffee and slightly sweet. Flavor is also strong of roasted malt (black patent?), coffee and a good amount of hop bitterness. Finish is quite bitter and mildly astringentand slightly sour. Not a great stout, but not too bad ... certainly worth repeating.
williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, cocoa powder, dark stone fruits. Dark aroma. Hint of whiskey.
Appears deep, dark chocolate brown. Just this side of black. Thin off-brown head.
The flavor is nutmeg and mocha coffee. Cocoa powder and a dry, brown sugary finish. Solid.
The palate is oily but with a gritty finish. A nice, decent stout. Not elite, but pleasant. Dry and tastes good.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a rocky tan head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma shows notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor shows the same with a slight hint of smoke. Overall body is moderate and finishes with light roasted bitterness.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05 This was a dark stout, hoppy with citrus nose. Pretty dry on the finish. Nice.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle: Pours to an opaque near-black brown with a medium light brown head that sticks with some nice lacing. The aroma is sweet lactose (can you smell this? certainly smells like milk sugar to me), roasted malt, dark & bitter malt, unsweetened dark chocolate. Sure the aroma is simple, but it’s well done and that’s fine by me. Taste is bitter dark roasted malt, a tiny hint of hops, lactose, light caramel, just-used espresso grounds, and a hint of coffee, but it’s more like the bitter roast you get when you’re drinking the last drops of a cup of coffee without sugar where your filter broke and the grounds are in your cup - a flavor I happen to like, distinctly different from the earthy/fruity/chocolate/roast flavor you might use to describe a coffee stout. Medium-full bodied, medium-lively carbonation, definitely very dry. Finishes with a quick hint of lactose, then roasted malt, burnt coffee, and tobacco. Nice.
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Black/brown complexion with a persistent tan head. Good lingering palate & chewy mouthfeel. Well roasted with some smokiness. An excellent value. Nice choice for cold weather or damp days.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber. Dark mahogany color, no lacing, big headed bubbles fade down to nothing, quickly. Smells toasty. Taste is primarily roasted, bitter, and somewhat malty, but not sweet or complex. A little fizzy. I didn’t like it, it’s not my kind of stout.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice roasty malt aroma, with chocolate and some smokiness. Black body, large dense tan head. Flavor is roasty and pleasingly bitter. Lengthy dry and bitter finish. Excellent, if you enjoy a roasty bitter presentation.