PatrickHasson (4) - USA - MAY 24, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. Black with a creamy off-white head. Sweet taste. Palate is malty with subtle sweetness.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black in color with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Dry roasted malt with a dark bitter finish.
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. Often undershadowed by Gritty McDuff’s, this beer may take Maine’s best Stout. Gritty’s is an institution in Freeport
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Clear ruby with a very small tan head, roasted malts and grain in the aroma, watery texture, mellow carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet with an earthy grain taste at the end.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small amount of tan bubbles, mostly around the edges. Aroma is of rich roasted malts, alcohol and dark fruits. Taste is of rich roasted malts and coffee with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Watery texture and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is of roasted malts with sweet notes and a light alcohol burn.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@brewery. Typical nitro appearance, light coffee, chocolate, powdery (chalky?), stake hops, medium sour, tannic, flat cola, and watered down iced coffee.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap a the bar,Portland...
Aroma:good chocolate nose...
Appearance:Dark good creamy brown head...
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle, via porterhouse. Pours a clear black colored body with a little light passing through the edges. Very dark brown head, kinda foamy looking, that left nice lacing. Aroma is very clean and roasty with a light hoppiness and notes of coffee, chocolate, and chalk. Flavor is a little too astringent and also pretty thin. Not what I was expecting. A ton of charred ashy malt and not much else. Finishes rather harsh. Mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery in texture with moderate soft carbonation. Overall, this really started out quite nice. Great appearance and aroma, then it was all downhill from there. Tone down the burnt malt astringency and you might have something here.
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Julios Spring Beer Festival. Light coffee aroma. Pour of murky dark black chocolate with a lacy rim of tan. Flavor is a sweet, but thin, film of oily coffee residue and chocolate covered espresso beans. Oak, tannins and cocoa butter dryness play out in the backend. Really not all that enticing to me. Finish of dry cherries.
DYCSoccer17 (3285) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, Mass. Blind tasting. Stout #3. Roasty, licorice/anise aroms with some chocolate notes present as well along with a decent hop profile in the nose. Nice opaque black body with a long-standing frothy tan head and nice lacing. Very attractive. Very bitter, very burnt and peat-like throughout. Black malts ar used, and a bit too much. A little harsh in the end with the bitterness of the malts and hops. Smooth, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The nicest of the 3 samples.