zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can from Total Wine in Norfolk, VA. Cola-like dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. As soon as the can is opened roasted coffee is detected from a few feet away but then an unexpected amount of piney and grapefruit hops take over pushing the roasted malt to the background. The resulting flavor is more of a black IPA than that of a stout. Which is not entirely a bad thing. Very good overall.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a black color with a small soapy brown head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty, toasty and had moderate floral hops with wood and coffee underneath. The flavor was strong floral hops, roasty malts, vanilla, wood and a bit of grapefruit that came out as it warmed. The finish was long, dry and hoppy.Fairly full bodied and creamy. Solid.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dark roast coffee, slight chocolate and a metallic iron. Pours black with a big offwhite foam. Tastes nice and dark. Notes of coffee, hops and iron. Dark and solid.
dnstone (2345) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitively hopped aroma, more IPA -like...dry and piney. Black in color with a thick, lacey tan head. Moderate bodied and full flavored...IPA upfront and roasty burnt/chocolate notes on the back.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft @ Track 84) Served in a shaker. Dark brown with a slightly rocky tan head. Chocolate-coffee and fruity aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, slightly prickly. Nice sturdy rings of lacing. Bitter chocolate-coffee flavor.
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Pours dark with largish head. Roasty malt aroma, some pine malts as well. Quite good IMO.
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice thick stout that had a great head that lingered throughout. Nice aroma of malt and alcohol. Good flavor.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ale House. Pours black with a small persistent tan head with good lacing. Smells chocolate and malty. Tastes strong espresso bitter with chocolate. Creamy texture. Heavy active carbonation. Finishes dry.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a nice tan head that leaves good lacing nice retention... Hoppy but in a mildly medicinal way, roasty, not that appealing in the aroma... Flavor of light vanilla and mild roast... Medium bodied...
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pounder cans from Smith’s and Wegman’s. Poured dark brownish black with off-tan head. Nose was charred black patent malt, cacao, hops, molasses. Tasted malty, with charred roasted notes, backup hops, and that Sixpoint house flavor that does clash a bit with the malt here. OK, not great.