Travlr (8002) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Scarborough Fair. Black, thick beige head with good retention and a solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of rich dark bittersweet chocolate. Taste is bitter cacao. Nice. Light body.
BlackIPA (722) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an inky black with almost no head. When held up to the light, it looks pretty thin. Aromas of a pretty solid roast with some bitter chocolate. Pretty nice aroma, actually. Taste is some heavy roast, some marshmallow, perhaps a bit of coffee. Thn mouthfeel detracts from this one. Pretty good overall.
olr1984 (292) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark black with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Dark chocolate and a bit of a hop taste. Very light for a stout.
hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It had a nice creamy tan head that left a thin lacing behind. It had a dark brown body. It had a generous roasted malt aroma that rose from the oats and barley flavoring. There were some dark fruits on it. I noticed a roasted perhaps burnt malt in the flavor with a touch of espresso. The palate was medium and it had a dry finish. Overall, this was a good American Stout that I would have again.
jjgmd (737) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown black color, with a big head. Nose is mild chocolate and espresso. Taste is more bitter than sweet, and light chocolate and coffee. Carbonation is heavy with a full texture. Finish is bitter and somewhat lasting. An average sweet stout. Quaff Score 6 / 10
zgaier (695) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel with a burnt, toasty, bitter finish. Light stout but not great
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pitch black, 1 finger heather head. Very creamy lactose nose and taste. Hint of chocolate and smoke. Lots of coffee and oatmeal. Some brown sugar. The barley dominates this.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours nearly black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Light to medium body with a sweet roasted malt character along with notes of hops and coffee. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
watson1977 (2296) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a medium tan head...good lacing. Aroma has roasty dark fruit. Flavor has bitter dark chocolate and smoky dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish has a smoky roasty note and mild band aid.
gripweed57 (324) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours an opague black color topped by a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, espresso and dark chocolate. Flavor upfront is dark roasted malts reminiscent of espresso beans with peppery undertones. Mid taste is more coffee-like with bittersweet chocolate, oats and some worcestershire notes. Finish is more bitter and the hops show up. Overall, a nice stout that offers complexity and smoothness that should appeal to those who enjoy the style.