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 (5965) - 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.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at the Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Dark brown but not quite opaque with a mostly diminishing frothy tan head. Cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla aroma. Roasty expresso, dark chocolate, and lightly fruity flavours with a roasty dark chocolate bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly chewy.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep, opaque slightly watery black from the bomber with a very active and foamy slightly off white head. Chocolate, roasted malts and nuts in the nose. Flavor is very sweet and malty, delicious, caramel, nuts, toffee etc. Finish brings the coffee flavor, soft and slightly chalky on the tongue. Very drinkable and enjoyable.