phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, dark chocolate, earthy hops, and tobacco leaves. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, earhy hops, roasted barley malts, tobacco, molasses, and wood. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy mouthfeel. I missed this one in bottles this year, so I was happy to get a chance to finally try it. Labeled "Extra Stout" at the event, the Irish get no credit.
Thewade (340) - USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice stout at 8 percent alcahol. good flavor. not overwhelming on the alcahol content.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark brown, thick frothy tan foam. Aroma is anise, dark fruit, chocolate. Taste is more licorice, anise, sweet chocolate, light bitter roast.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stouts for summer. Why not? While lots of folks are reaching for a pilsner or pale ale, I figured Iíd go the opposite direction, drinking some stouts, which I usually prefer to have in the dead of winter.
12 ounce bottle, with about 8 ounces poured into a snifter glass. Little to no head in the pour, despite my attempts to get something out of it. What little head their is collects in a small ring at the outside of the glass. Pours a very dark black the consistency of motor oil. Smells surprisingly fruity, with notes of raisin followed by the typical stout smell of roasted barley and chocolate. Some almond notes are there too. Surprisingly bubbly on the palate, with the roasted chocolate followed by more roasted notes and some coffee. Hop character is there, but not exactly easy to find and itís mainly in the finish. Hard to believe this is an Extra Stout with the 8% ABV. One would expect this to be heavy, almost syrupy, but thatís not the case. Itís actually a very well balanced beer and quite enjoyable.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was chocolate and dark malt. The thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The thick flavor contained notes of roasted malt toasted malt dark malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schlafly Botttleworks. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and light coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Finishes dry and roasty. Really flavorful stout. Truly solid beer.
ContemplateBeer (1917) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and smokiness. Appearance was black with frothy tan head. Flavor matched the nose, and was like drinking roasted, smokey chocolate. Palate is bubbly and creamy. My favorite dry stout.
Aurelius (4919) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a dark brown head. Very nice chocolate roast aroma. Dyr, roasty, nutty, good stout flavor. Medium to medium-heavy body. ONly major flaw was too much coffee acidity in the finish. Creosote in the aftertaste as well as bitter chocolate, and the alcohol becomes prominent. Tap, Flying Saucer, KC.
loveamberbock (19) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours really deep and thick black-brown, sweat and roasty aroma, thick sweetness on palate, high in abv but not noticeable in nose at all, very drinkable, love this stout!! EXCELLENT!!!!!
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle.A dark pour brown head with a nice fruit aroma .Taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel, fruit .Finishes on the dry side with a small coffee aftertaste.