madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 Rockmill version enjoyed November 14, 2015 in an Indians tulip/snifter.
Look - Very bubbly. Hard to contain the head. It is fine bubbled. Dark brown to black. Decent lacing. I can see the sediment in the bottle.
Smell - Pop (Dr. Pepper and Coke). Char. Chocolate. Yeast. Sweet.
Taste - Chocolate. Yeast. Fruit. Raisin.
Feel - Watery. Very carbonated.
Overall - I do not have high hopes for Belgian stouts and had better. This wasn’t quite a Belgian but more a watery stout. I will still try to seek out Seventh Son’s version.
alexsdad06 (8997) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have moderately roasted malt, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, cocoa, some coffee comes through especially at the finish, flavor is solid enough but there is something about the mouthfeel and body of foreign stouts that I don’t enjoy as much.
Tmoney99 (13461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is solid beer.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. 2014 on the label. Code under barcode reads 040215. Up front, awesome big dark chocolate, coffee, heavy roast malt -- classic american imperial stout aromas... A touch of spice, bit of dark fruit, some nice smoke. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter to moderate carbonation. Pleasant bit of belgian-style effervescence, but not too strongly carbonated or rough like many belgian-style stouts I’ve tried can be. Very nice chewiness to the texture, good full feel. Very lightly dry finish. Very dark brown, near black color. Brown head, that leaves some ropes of lace. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light sweet. Nice mild dryness to it. Just a touch of warmth. Nice super-long roasty, dark chocolate, smoke and coffee flavors in the aftertaste. Awesome bit of vinous character. Fantastic belgian-style stout. Probably the best I’ve ever had.
OsuStu (216) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting. Black with a tan head. Aroma is coffe and chocolate. Dark coffee, coffee, chocolate, and cherries. Hint of bitterness. Thick on the palate.
dogfish120love (1131) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma chocolate, coffee and funk. Definitely infected
JStax (5201) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at the source. Pours an inky black with a khaki colored head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has toffee, coffee, chocolate, and fig. Taste is sweet and roasty and finishes with a subtle bitterness. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very tasty stuff.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Rockmill tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 3/27/14. Darkest brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, sesame and Belgian yeast esters. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors up front, giving way to an estery finish with a bit of tartness.
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottle #1301 of 1500. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. Lacing is decent. The brew smells like cola, candy sugar, roasted malt, chocolate, and some earthiness. It tastes like dark fruit (cherries, plums), roasted malt, cola, candy sugar, bittersweet chocolate and some herbal earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, I liked it. Definitely worth a try if you come across some. $12.99 a bottle.
Dogbrick (11467) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at The Ohio Taproom. Pours a dark brownish-black color with a medium khaki head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Roast malt, coffee and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and mildly spicy yeast. The finish is malty up front with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.