574deadzone (1061) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very black, reddish brown on the edges, with a lighter tan head that settles to a ring. Quite a bit of particulate present. Nose involves rich dark malt notes, toast, a hint of licorice, dark cherries, a touch of molasses, with some earthy and herbal hop notes. Quite sweet flavor, but also quite bitter. Full bodied and round, slightly actively carbonated, with a long toasty bitter finish. A big, sweet stout with a lot going on.
dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thin but dark with gold hues. There isn’t much in the way of aroma aside from sweet Belgian yeast and chocolate. The palate is super malty and sweet but the dryness of the Belgian yeast generates a clean finish. Pretty solid.
DrSilverworm (6601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, bottled 1/03/13. Pours dark brown, with a 1-finger thick brown head. Kind of a hoppy nose, with toasty and chocolate malt, and a sort of metallic smell. Light, but decent lace. Good big predominantly bitter taste. Bittering hops are noticeable in the flavor, but there’s little to no American-style piney / resiny flavor here, barely any earthy hop, even. As far as I can tell, mostly just bittering hops, and it works well here. Nice toasty, lightly roasty malt, light dark chocolate, just a bit of coffee flavors here. Bigger body, with good chewier texture. Light, crisp carbonation. Finish is more on the dry side overall. Impressive stuff. Pretty faithful take, flavor-wise, on an irish dry stout, despite the high ABV. This works.
HighlanderOne (1016) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Roasted malt, coffee, cocoa aroma. Good stout look - black with tan lacing head. Big malt flavor with chocolate milk and earthy hop/nut back. Just a slight note of alcohol. Simply delicious.
NeoHippie2 (1044) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Lots of aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Very robust flavor with big coffee and molasses notes coming through. Not as complex as other stouts I’ve had but a respectable offering.
AndyW68 (1116) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown with mocha head. Faint sweet and smoky malty aroma. Tastes of caramel and chocolate with a chocolate and coffee finish.
Arayaga2 (1798) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark opaque brown with an inch of tan head. Aroma is lightly worty with caramel and a bit of chocolate. Taste is the same with a light and pleasant blackstrap molasses note into the finish. $2.30/12oz
kambei70 (622) - - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jan 2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours black to dark brown with a big foamy khaki head. Aroma is malt with some smokiness and a savory quality. Taste follows smell with a bit of peppery taste and a good amount of hops bitterness. A little soapiness. A medium mouthfeel. Is not as well balanced as I would have liked.
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jkbachman (179) - - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry roasted burnt aroma. Sweet coffee and roasted flavor that finishes very dry. Lingering carbonation fizz in the mouth.
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sloth (2507) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly well done Stout. caught me off guard with a big, roasty, smokey, peaty flavor and nose. Med/full bodied chewy oilyness that lasts with a dry smokey finish. Chewy and tastey. Nice surprise.Well done, Schlafly! Bottle procured @statelineliquors.