asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of chocolate and coffee in the nose, with quite a bit of dried fruit that include prunes. Opaque black under a thick, lacy top. Tons of chocolate in the flavour with sweet, dark malts and a dark malt bitterness that comes off as a bit dry in the end. Lasting coffee flavour, light to medium body, low carbonation, moderately bitter chocolate finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber; thin cola brown with spotty off-white head; thin aromas of coffee and light chocolate; soft texture with light flavor profile; stale coffee, mild roast and a little chocolate; very light and kind of simple overall
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with a 1/2 inch khaki foam that left a spot or two inside the glass. Lots of dark roasted malt and coffee, accompanied by ash. Burnt marshmallow, caramel, and brown sugar as well. Medium mouthfeel. Solid.
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thick dark brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate, pepper, and some peaty notes. In mouth, a smooth and silky stout with bitter powdery chocolate, coffee grinds, quite nice. On tap at Portland location, April 2 2010.
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the bottle at the 2010 February Circle City Tasting. Poured a dark brown with a very small brown head. Aroma was full of roasted malts throughout, a bit one note. Flavor was similar and one note with roasted malts. Not particularly sweet.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Susep for the bottle. Dark pour with a thin beige head. Heavy roast on the nose. Body is thin. Bitter roasted malts upfront with a hint of coffee. Dry smokey finish
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black. Great head with aggressive pour. Cream, dark tan with great lacing. Delicious roasted malt aroma. Chocolate and caramel fills the nose. Tastes of coffee. Strong hop presence. Sweet roasted malts balance. Medium on the palate. Carbonation at good levels. Slightly fizzy. This beer has fantastic aroma. Good flavor, but a tad hoppy. Very good.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, some spicy hints. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, some roasted character, peppery.
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown / black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, oatmeal, cocoa, and light smoke. Taste of sweeter chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal, and caramel, with a dry, roasty finish.
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of egadjsisi. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, and some caramel. A little earthy and woody. Tastes of chocolate, oatmeal (less than the aromas), and a lighter coffee.