MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, 5.8% at the brewpub. Good coffee and chocolate aroma. Black colour. Big stable brown head. The flavour is roasted with some barley and coffee bitterness. Low carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, rye, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Chocolatey/hoppy mix in the aroma. Fair bit of roast in the palate. Straight-up stout, with hints of lemony hop. Assertive, dry and tasty.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(nitro(?), S.Portland) Clear red-black body, persistent head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee/roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee with sugar, some roast, coffee bitterness. Creamy light-medium body.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Scarborough Fair. Black, thick beige head with good retention and a solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of rich dark bittersweet chocolate. Taste is bitter cacao. Nice. Light body.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Portland branch. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige cap. The nose has lots of ashy roast, a bit of chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with bitter char, more ashy roast, tobacco, dirt, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweetness to finish, more bitter char, earth, burnt marshmallows, subtle coffee, baking cocoa. Decent.
Lubiere (9303) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the source. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is leather, roast, and chocolate malt, prunes and dates with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, medium bitterness, light hops and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopdog (8450) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - 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.