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 (5782) - Pennsburg, 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.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to weeare138. Hand bottled by brewer. Pours a deep brown with an average bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of chocolate, lightly roasted malts, some coffee, milk chocolate and a touch of orange. Flavor of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had a pint of this at the Blind Tiger in NYC today with two spicy Banh Mi-Vietnamese style pork sandwiches. The ale was very heavy with a malty cream on top which was followed by a chocolate/espresso bitterness. I really loved this dark monster of an ale which silenced the peppery pork into submission.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Gate--"2005" keg. I remember that the initial release of this was 8.4% abv and quite hoppy for a stout. Here, two years later, the ’vintage’ keg pour has aromas of sweet black coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of licorice. Flavours of chocolate and sludgey burnt coffee with a touch of a pecan bitterness. Some charred leaf on the finish. Nicely aged, and any extra hops seemed to have disappated over time. Smooth and full.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Good dark, dark pour with a dense tan head. Slightly sour aroma with some good hops in there. Nice balancing sweetness of malt - some faint smokiness. Bitter but balanced flavor, Medium body and dry finish. A little chalky, faint cocoa. A nice beer, one of sixpoints better beers.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours balck with an off white head. Nose is roasted raisins and sweetness. Flavor is black licorice light with cream. Smooth with a sweetness ending in a lightly bittered brew. Very creamy and full bodied mouthfeel. Very delicious for a non-lover of stouts.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Hop Devil Grill - Black, tan creamy head. Nose held notes of toasted milk chocolate, mild roasted coffee and cream, and faint berry and nut tones. Soft cocoa and coffee cream flavors are rounded out with hints of roasted berry and earth. Nicely balanced throughout. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A decent session stout...
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade. Ruby-tinted black beer, completely transparent with a tight-laced tan head. Aroma is quite subtle, dark chocolate, a touch of caramel and a light roastiness. The flavour is well-integrated, tasting of cocoa, unsweetened chocolate. Soft texture and a nice chocolatey finish. It tastes and drinks like a dry stout, but it’s a bit too high in ABV for the style. Still, a nice, quaffable stout.
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Pours almost black, with a tan head which fades. Roasty aroma, a bit flowery with a subtle hint of fruit, tobaccoish, chocolatey. Flavor is very nice. Tart fruityness of passionfruit upfront. Smooth chocolatey malt middle, and a long flowery dry finish. Very enjoyable and well made stout.