GregClow (2805) - 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 (2887) - 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 (2058) - Musky, 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.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of Beerbill. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. Tastes of coffee, cocoa, very malty, llittle lactose sugar taste, slightly hopped. Beer is balanced very well. Finishes heavy bodied with a semi-sweet flavor.
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Tap at Stanton Publick House. Black with mid-sized tan head. Big roasted chocolate and coffee aroma and taste. Good hop presence. I can’t believe it’s only %6.6. Full bodied with with a fair amount of carbonation.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost opaque with a small amount of light coming through and givign a ruby edge. Nose is slight malts and a very faint touch of chocolate (very faint). Flavor is robust and thick with malts. Not really much else going on besides that, but it stays on for a while and stays smooth. Feel is smooth and silken on the tongue with a decent amount of bubble. Overall a smooth stout. Nothing wild or crazy, but stays smooth and even and worth the shot.
beerbill (3248) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at Bellport Beer and Soda. Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that only lasted through the first couple of sips. This may have been due to some loss of carbonation during the growler fill, as this was fairly lively stuff in the bottle shop. Pleasant aroma of toasted malt with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is initially roasted malt with some light coffee and chocolate followed by the usual Sixpoint hops kick. Finishes dry and bitter. A bit too hoppy for the style for my tastes but enjoyable nonetheless.
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample courtesy of weeare138. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, vanilla, nuts, caramel, and some chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, vanilla, and light coffee. A very nice stout indeed.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to sixpoint for the trade...
Appears a dark brown, nearing black with a small light tan head that slowly fades into a mild cap and collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of nutty, cocoa, java, caramel, vanilla cream, & roasted malts.
Taste mimics the aromas with more java and roasted cocoa beans coming through in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with some caramel and brown sugar filling out the palate leading to a roasty, dry finish.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla beans, light caramel, and smoke. Taste of dry roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of smoke, and more vanilla bean. Dry finish, nice stout.