BrettTaylor (254) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full head and lots of lacing. Aromas of dark coffee and creaminess on the nose, almost like real buttermilk. Tastes of dark coffee, roasted grains and has a medium-long finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma leather and roast malt with prunes and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark briwn, thick briwn head. Aroma of burnt coffee grounds and bitter cocia. Taste is bittersweet cocoa and espresso.
TATE (241) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Another one Iím just realizing I havenít rated before. This is one of my favorite stouts. Pours black with a tan head. This oneís on the lighter side as stouts go. There is some cocoa flavor that comes through and the finish is smooth.
DuffMan (5776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hearty looking pour, silky dark brown with a tight brown head. Initially the aroma is more sweetness than roast, even a little bubblegum. As it meets the air for a while, the roast comes forward and I get a little earthy manure too. The palate is very roasty, quite full-bodied for the listed ABV. None of the sweetness in the aroma is found here; this is a nice hearty stout that is truly dry. Well made, very enjoyable, and a nice surprise from a brewery that has been mostly average for me.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild nose of syrup and malt. Brown fast disappearing head. Dark brownish red color. Sourish malty taste with some coffee. Average hops.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of darkly roasted malts and a bit of a citrusy edge in the aroma. Dry and clean, some smokey malt immediately. Mild bitterness into a burnt oatmeal flavor. Finishes with a bit of dry acidity.
Price is excellent (a 22oz runs less than $3.50 locally), but careful cooking with this one. Reducing it down concentrates the bitter smoke flavors and itís easy to overpower the other flavors in the dish.
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, some cocoa, & coffee notes; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, and some coffee; Dry finish and slightly bitter; Solid.
rosenbergh (5536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. BB M/13. (K-Citymarket) Jyvšskylš, Finland.
Iím not quite sure about the ABV as itís not mentioned on the label. But itís illegal to sell any beers with more than 4.7% in the supermarkets and I bought this from one. Black colour with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, grassy hops and mild bitterness. Not bad. The flavour is quite simple with roasted malt, dry grainy notes, grassy hops and some mild bitterness. Very drinkable. Slightly thin.
Fritz123 (553) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Some good lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa. Tastes of coffee, bitter hops (slightly), cream, cocoa. Finished a little bitter with a fizzyness on the tongue.