AdamJackson (2542) - Enfield, 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 (7973) - 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.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - 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 (646) - 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.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sebago, Portland ME in April 2010. Almost Black. Beige head. Has a creamy oatmeal feel. Slightly smoky aroma. Soft roasty, almost nutty, notes come through stronger on the palate. Smooth, mellow mouthfeel. Well judged and tasty with high drinkability.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent stout, not as sweet as I expected, but I would rather get the bitterness. A bit light on the mouthfeel for a stout. Half decent roasting and some chocolate malt.Significant lace.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle given to me by Dogbrick. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Roasty nose to the point of charcoal. Roasty and ashy flavor with some chocolate before a bitter roasty finish.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin cream head and some lace. Aroma is smokey malts, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, malts, slight smoke, coffee. Medium body, sticky dry slightly sweet finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a thin wispy tan head. Notes or roast, sweet chocoalte, rye bread, and dark fruits. Medium bodied, with lush carbonation.
haddon90 (1451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thick tan head. Dark coffee aroma with smokey malt notes. Cherries in the background. Milky texture. Roasted malt and coffee. Smooth and refreshing for a stout. Light finish. Fairly decent.