kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
black, wispy tan head,
big roasted aroma with light dry dark chocolate,
sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, touch of roasted gives balance, sweet finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with medium to large brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark rerddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate and coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and light cocoa with a crisp lingering roasty finish.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of cocoa, light chocolate, licorice, and roast. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roast, and coffee. Tastes on the weaker side compared to the aromas. Thinner body.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from strykzone, thanks dave. Nearly black with a small head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, hints of molassesm caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Flavor is smooth wtih light roasted notes, caramel, prunes and some chocolate.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in hotel room. Dark brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso, light vanilla aroma. Burnt dark roasty chocolate malty flavor with notes of char, wood, and smoke. Not bad.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a spotty-lacing dark tan head. Rich, earthy dark chocolate nose has a drier roasted malty presence. Body starts lightly sweet and milk chocolatey with a touch of earthy bitterness and a drier finish. Quite drinkable and true to style. A nice porter.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/16/09 (labeled as Schell Stout). The beer is a flat black color with a thin beige head that burns away to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and malt. Medium body with watery moments, and flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and plastic. The finish is anemic with notes of chocolate and mild hops. Simply not up to snuff overall.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as "Schell Stout". Poured deep brown with a dusting of beige head. The aroma found some sweeter chocolate, but was more influenced by toasted licorice and anise.. I kinda dug it. The flavor had a whole bunch more licorice and anise on the dark middle.. chocolate fell on the outer quarter of the tongue and gave a little bitterness at the edges.. light coffee ground bitterness joined as well.. finished dry and bitter. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with more active carbonation.. bitterness was lively and complementary. Solid brew.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of MatSciGuy. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, chocolate, earthy. Tastes roasty and sweet with a fruity finish.