throwdownbrew (2) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I don’t know why every one is so hung up on the head and lacing on this beer. That’s not what this style of beer calls for. This stout begs to be drank. Its an amazing beer.
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.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH for $2. Pours a very dark black color, with a good thin brown head, leaves little lace. Awesome bigger dark chocolate flavor, moderate roast, nice light earthy hop. Bigger, chewier body for 5%, very impressive. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate bigger taste, little to no sweetness. Awesome stout. Way better than expected. Tasty and drinkable.
Evolutionary (268) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Natalie's pizza in worthington. Nose is malt and coffee. Pours black with little thick head. Good thick feel but initial smooth taste is followed with some sharp notes of hop and even pepper. Coffee hints throughout are good. Would drink again but not amazing.
---Rated via my mouth
cheap (3940) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big black oily looking pour, reminds me of the used 50w oil that comes out of my shovelhead. Burnt charcoal aroma, perhaps some birch or beech or clove or something in the background, all in a good way. From a bomber poured into a big glass mug. Appears thicker than it is on the palate. Decent carbonation for a dry stout and I like that. Yes, fairly well mannered for a stout. Easy to drink, even fun at times. Choco dark, coffee but not bitter. Actually its difficult to find any traces of bitterness or rudeness in this brew.Gentle but effective dark beer. $4 for this cheap bomber, excellent deal! Good tingle thru-out even to the bottom of the glass. Finish chewing on old damp campfire coals. Pleasant beer experience. Would not hesistate to buy again.
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle, no bottle date. Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a small 1 finger light tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Some light lacing clings to the side of the glass as well. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate, light espresso, light spiciness, cola, and some sort of metallic off flavor or something. Ok aromas, but they got much more subdued after the initial pour. Taste turns out better: caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee, molasses, and spicy hops. Some decent bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, and spicy hops for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that drinks quite easily. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall: even though the aromas were off, the taste turned out better; and this is quite an enjoyable stout for being 5%.
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black pour just a slight ring of head. Aroma is sweet syrupy chocolate and well there is a cola component and a touch of dark ripe fruits. Taste is sweet malts, hint of smoke, caramel and chocolate. I actually quite liked the complexity that was in there for only 5%
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle picked up at the Home Economist Market in Charlotte a couple weeks ago. Split with my wife. Poured my allotment into a pint glass. Consumed on 10/3/10. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dense dark black. Faint light coming through on the edges. Small finger-width tan head rests on top. Disappears quickly. No lace left behind. I like the color though. Hints of chocolate, graham cracker, coffee, and vinous grapes in the nose.
The body creamy at first but finished chalky. Thin aspects at times. Basic flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malts and coffee beans. Finish was a bit drying and chalky as well. Different. A good stout, but nothing standout. I’d have it again.
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, some bittering hops and light coffee. Flavor was alot dryer than the aroma, just smooth dark roasted malt, but just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. A very nice drinking dry stout.
emacgee (3957) - 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.