ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized, light beige head.
Smell: Roasted grain aroma with notes of licorice and chocolate sauce.
Taste: Chocolatey flavor with a taste of burnt grain and a reasonable amount of malty sweetness. More of the licorice. Medium hop bitterness. Roasty, lingering finish with a last taste of unsweetened chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Diesel Stout is a Decent Stout. Thanks for sharing the growler, Matt!
unclemattie (4223) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by the BeerCellar. Pours dark black, thin light tan head. Sweet aroma. Hints of band-aid, lots of chocolate. Flavors of licorice, big chocolate. Finishes dry. light-medium bodied. Well enjoyed. Thanks for the treat, Matt.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(growler, thanks CaptainCougar) Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, light chocolate, burnt. Taste is medium sweet, roast, coffee, light burnt. Smooth medium body.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Thanks, Tom Pours a very dark, chocolate-brown color huge, light-brown head with excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass a great pour. Lots of dark bitter chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts in the aroma soft, roasted edges. Medium mouthfeel: roasted / charred malts, chocolate (milk, bitter, dark), and sweet tea maltiness upfront mineral bitterness presence that balances out quite nicely very drinkable, toasty stuff. Lengthy finish: bitter chocolate, cocoa, and roasted / charred maltiness.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, via puzzl. Pours a black body with no light passing through with a nice one inch fizzy light brown head that gained density as it sat. Nice roasty and chocolaty nose with some coffee and a hefty dose of hops. The flavor is very roasty, almost bordering on burnt with a moderate hop bitterness throughout. Very full flavored, it doesn’t get thin or watery at all. The lingering bitterness from the hops combine with the slight astringency from the burnt malt to make a long fulfilling finish. The body is sturdy and full with moderate fizzy carbonation. A little resiny stickiness on the finish. Overall, this was a pretty great Stout!
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared with tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a very dark brown with an average size somewhat-lasting creamy tan head. Big aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and eggshells -- very nice! Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light hops -- tasty stuff. Light bitter/roasty finish. Medium bodied. Simply put, a fantastic stout -- I loved it!
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma and flavor is of some rather roasted malts with a nice hopage to even it out. For all the various flavors that this offers, nothing gets confused.
GregClow (2902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared with tupalev, blankboy, and our wives. Deep black with ruby hits and a medium sized tan head. Fantastic aroma of roasted barley, coffee and burnt caramel. Medium bodied with a perfect level of carbonation. Flavour is nice and roasty, with some coffee and chocolate notes, and a pleasant hit of hops in the finish. A damn good stout!
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh growler from Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo. Huge roast aroma, dominating yet inviting. Pitch black, decent sized brownish head. Tons of roast in taste along with some nice sweet chocolate notes. Great soft carbonation. alcohol not present. A fantastic stout.
Gethinbeer (2173) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Jimmys, NYC. Faint aroma of chocolate malts. Deep black, made even darker in this cellar, decent white head. Smoked flavour, malt, hops and brown sugar. Smooth, tasty and enjoyable. A bit of bite would have finished this beer off greatly.