wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this better than the Snake drive stout. Had more of a chocolate and oatmeal taste instead of a coffee taste. Reasonably complex. It tasted stronger than 4.8%. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.
3fourths (8881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on nitro with a firm but fluffy ice cream brown colored head that seemed to last throughout the drink. Huge, rich chocolate and oatmeal nose, somewhat sharp and biting, then oily and "crusty", the oak flakes are incredibly penetrating and rich, and there’s a really interesting dark fruit (plum, black cherry, etc) flavor that develops on the back and in the finish, that’s not sugary or sweet but rather woody and chocolaty, like a dark chocolate covered cherry. Heavy char and roast in the nose, while the body (nitro) is smooth and silky up front before becoming more aggressive and roast-heavy (coarse) over the middle. A very, very good stout.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ the Moose. Poured a clear deep brown with a gold tint. Smoky and roasty sweet aroma. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Coffee flavor with a sweet roasted malt. Light to medium bodied.
jason (1752) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Sampled at YEHA. Deep black body with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee. Flavor is vanilla, bitter coffee, chocolate. Light taste notes but full flavor. Lightly sweet.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewpub. Pours black with thin beige head. Aroma comes accross a fair amount of roast and some hops. Taste is a bit roasty, chocolate, and a hint of oat. Piney hop finish is nice. The body is a little too thin for me.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler shared at Madness. Pours black with a slight off white head and aroma of chocolate and tobacco. Very thin one dimensional body with basically no carbonation. Bitter flavor with bakers chocolate and possiby even a note of citrus in the background. Blah.....
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malts and oats but light. Some chocolate and coffe as expected but still very light. Taste is sweet and a little hot but a little watery at the same time.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, and a little oaty. Tastes of chocolate, oats, coffee, and roast. Thinner body.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Growler. Pours almost still with aroma of roasted chocolate. Not sweet at all, as the oatmeal makes it plenty dry. A bit thin on the palate.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some amber notes and a small beige head. The aroma is bitter but dry roasted malts and a little hops. Flavor is bitter, dark roast, carmel, baker’s chocolate, and cigar smoke, with a piney hop finish.