kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer at the BrewPub in portland on vacation. this is a really nice straightforward Stout, with lot’s of Guiness attributes very similar in taste, color, certainly comparable
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a massive sticky tan head. Aroma is quite herbal and earthy with a soft roasty nose. There is an aroma of minerally earthiness. Sort of strangely lean and minerally. The flavour is quite lovely, soft chocolate, bitter and roasty with an espresso-like character at the end. Herbal bitterness on the back. I don’t get any oatmeal in this at all,. The aroma as it warms gets very charry and roasty with a prominent bitter chocolatey notes. Bitterness on the back is quite assertive. Good, but very unusual.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Black pour with a thin milky tan head. Initial impression is the creaminess of the palate. Nice chocolate and roastiness on the taste - subdued and well-balanced. Slightly nutty aroma, some lactose, too. Very subtle and tasty.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt brown, almost black. Huge head. Aroma is more roasted than I expected, very nice. there are wisps of smoke and ash, with a touch of cocoa. The flavor is more of the same, with the roasted flavor coming on stronger ate the end. Very nice.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Black. Dark brown edges. Large, foamy, creamy, tan head. Big time roasty malt aroma. Flavor adds dark chocolate and some mild hops. Medium body, a little too much carbonation. Easy drinking.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TheCheeseman strikes again! Purs black with a big, foamy, well-retained light brown head. Smells of mild roast and some chocolate cream, with subtle hops. The flavor has a nice pleasant roastiness to it, with some burnt charcoal, toasted malts, and even a little hops in the finish. Liked the palate on this alot, really good body for what it is. Very solid little stout.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge sticky head! Nice lace, dark roasty nose, warm coffee chocolate taste. Too rich for another pint in the smae night. Perfect night cap though.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thick rich black with a nice chocolately head. A thick aroma of molasses, chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is rich and roasted with undertones of chocolate and molasses. The beer was a little thinner than expected but was still quite good.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz’er. Poured with a massive amount of head, pock-marked, rocky, sticky and dark tan that hangs around like that old girlfriend you wish would find a hobby. Beautiful pour. The aroma is in full afterburner ... dark roast and java. The drink is nice ... a bit gritty, but full of roasty, toasty, and almost ashy. There’s even a nice bitter snap at the finish. Excellent American stout ... I want more and next time will look to enjoy by a cozy fire with rich cheese or a nice rich, barbecued steak. (#3153, 10/22/2007)
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin, lightly-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet dark roasty and chocolate malt with a touch of earthy English hop character. Body starts fairly full with good smoky roasty, dark caramel malty notes and finishes drier, rich and chocolatey. A nice sweet stout.