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 (1613) - Costa Mesa, California, 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.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malty aroma with caramel and light chocolate. the flavor has lightly roasted malts, toasted grains, and a light chocolate sweetness. Not bad.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
moderately thick mouthfeel with soapy dishwater head right from the cask. some cocoa a bit of coffee and roasted taste of barley. deep brown color with black infusion. a bit of hop and some sugary sweetness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at the brewpub in Portland, ME. Pours a black body with a cascading, brown, finger-width, creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth oats and chocolate with a moderate roast backing. A bit of a soft vanilla. Flavor is similar. Creamy oats and rich chocolates with a moderate roast backing that increases towards the end a bit with a light piney hop coming in. Finishes smooth and dry with a light-medium bitterness from the hops and roasts before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Creamy, medium body and a soft, light carbonation. Overall, a pretty straightforward, but solid sweet stout. Rich chocolates and a nice roast backing as well as a light piney hopping. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
drank on 2/1/12 on draft at Gorham location, from notes. Solid stout entry, not sweet or thick, good foam,
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a English pint. Pours black with a thick, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light coffee or chocolate, and a good amount of bitter hops. Flavor thew same, with a lot of roasted malts for this style. Average texture. A decent beer
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tan head. Nose is roast, milky malt, sweet caramel, lightly burnt. Flavor follows - well balanced sweet roastiness, milk, more honey than caramel. Solidly bitter finish balanced by the malt. Really nice.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Poured pretty much black, with ruby brown around the edges where light could get through. One finger of mocha brown head that went away fairly quickly. Interestingly, although the beer was a thick black the carbonation on the sides was visible. Decent sticky lacing. Aroma is not strong, some roasty, sweet malt, alcohol and soy sauce. Mild earthy hops. Taste is quite thin, mostly burnt malt at the back of the tongue, some off sweetness, tanginess and a touch more soy. Body is both watery and heavy, but the carbonation was decent. Overall, it’s an acceptable stout, but there are plenty of better ones out there.