Ferris (2046) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Light sweet chocolate notes. Jet black with a thin beige head. Light chocolate and roast malts. Sweet and a little lacking in complexity, but decent.
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from a friend, thanks Nims! Pretty much black with a tan head, mostly dissipating, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee and chocolate. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body with a creamy feel and soft carbonation. Not bad.
tomciccateri (988) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at United Club at IAH Terminal C. Pours an opaque brown with good. Parity and fine bubble tan head. Complex aromas and flavors complement the big mealtimes. Full body, even dry/sweet overall flavor balance. Ok
sjohnny (343) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted malt. Toast. A little sweetness. Pours a little thin. Dark with a tan head that disappears pretty quick. Really light bodied. REALLY light. In what universe are we calling this a winter stout. It's not bad. A little sweetness. Some toast. Dry finish.
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
D&Q Beer Mart, H-Town 12oz: Pours Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is vague chocolate with some roasty malts. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly chocolatey. Not really much to it and not really that complex. Plenty drinkable though.
JustPlainLogan (51) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
No head, weak palate, bittersweet without any discernible flavors. Way too light to be what it says it is. This is what you would expect from a stout made in Texas, or any other hot weather climate for that matter. Pass.
ttoadee (553) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark brown, no head. Nose is dark roasted malt. Bittersweet. Middle is coco & molasses. Finish snaps dry, and rolls out slightly bitter.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unknown brew/bottle date.
A: Pours dark brown with cherry candy highlight thru the light. single finger loose latte head dissipates quickly and leaves a thin sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: coffee, cocoa, prunes, fig, graham malts. Hints of resiny hops and what smells like over steeped simcoes. Nice creamy smell here as well.
T: Coffee porter is what this tastes like, not stout. Nonetheless, good, malty, roasty profile with dark cocoa nibs, raisins. Good beer.
M: medium body with medium/high carb.
O: Well done, not great, but above average. If I were in Houston, and this was on tap, I would likely drink again.
Serving type: bottle
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Railroad Seafood Station Brewing Company.
Not quite black pour, off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. It was a little lighter than most stouts, but otherwise very typical flavor.
All in all, just average.
Lupulucid (185) - - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is slightly atypical of a stout in several ways. The carbonation is a bit higher than I would expect and the body is lighter. The beer is not opaque, not even close. Overall, it seems like a delightful porter. The mouthfeel has a touch of chalkiness which I really like. There is a hint of mint and herbaceous character that adds complexity in an appealing way. I dinged the rating a bit because of the odd approach but I really like this beer.