TedBrogan19 (5) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2011 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Purchased a 22 from Bestway. Pours black with an ample beige head. Aroma is sweet, with hints of toasted malts and a coppery flavor. A bit overly fizzy for a stout, also the mouthfeel is a little thin. The flavor is overwhelmingly bittersweet coppery flavor throughout. Very one-diminsional and puny for a beer that "captures the brawny spirit of the workers".
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Mocha and roast malt nose with a little berry and a little ash. Pitch with a sudsy dark brown head. Watery, ultra-thin body with a hefty dose of roast, faint coffee but no real chocolate, has a little ash, but on the whole, sort of bland and over-inflated with a little sour tang and very minimal hops.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours deep black with very small beige head. The aroma is lots of cola with some hints of cocoa and raisin. The flavor is raisin with some light roasted barley tones and a touch of milk chocolate. Really isn’t much going on here, but it’s drinkable enough.
Tmoney99 (9651) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a thin dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Big stout nose with roasted grain, barley, chocolate bitterness. Light smoke and acidic tang, hint of molasses and coffee. Dark brown-black body with thin light brown lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts dry with roasted barley, chocolate malt. Sweet notes of chocolate, lactose, and mild acidic tang. Finish is light roasted and burnt bitter with little bit of hops. Roasted bitter after.
RONCOD (205) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color with a very thin tan head. The aroma was a smoky, roasted malt. The flavor was a smoky, dry coffee. A very easy drinking stout. I will try again when I am back in Ohio.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a thin tan head. Smelled of roasted malts, coffee. Flavors of cocoa, coffee, and dark roasted malts. Body and aftertaste were both a little thin.
emacgee (3751) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with copper edges and sits black in the glass. A vigorous pour yields a half finger frothy light tan head. Not much color to the head for a stout. Nose is earthy and lightly smoky, some coffee and a bit of sweetness, almost peaty, some burnt wood. Flavor is nice, interesting. Wish it were better made, peaty/smoky, coffee and bakers chocolate and a bit papery. Palate is a bit thin. Has promise but not well executed.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a mocha brown head. Aroma was lactose, roasted malt. Taste is dry, lactose, roasted malt. A little thin in the aftertaste.
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle from CBX. Pours a midnight black with no head at all. I get a nice earthy, grassy, woody aroma and tiny bit of coffee. Very light and crisp for such a dark beer. A little on the watery side for my liking though. Taste of a touch of burnt toast, coffee, earthy. Overall just ok. Nice flavor notes, but nothing really brings it all together for me and a bit watery.