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 (8313) - 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 (3028) - 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.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black with brown highlights and a thin tan head...sweet roasty nose...taste is roasty cocoa with slight coffee int he bitter finish...chewy mouthfeel...
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at Red Bones 6/8/06. Pours a black color with a small off white head. Head receedes leaving nice lacing throughout the glass. Nose is lightly roasty, mostly chocolate and coffee. Palate is smooth and creamy with a nice touch of roastiness. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a sweet touch of tofee.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brookline Publick house....
Appearance:Dark brown,good head...
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût au Brookline Publick House, Brookline, MA. - Identifiée à 6.6 % - Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de café, de sucre et de céréales. Saveurs de café, de houblon amérisant et de caramel.
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 On tap @ Mugs. Poured into an English pint. Black with a small white head. This was a very light stout with a hoppy aroma. Thin body, slight bitterness. I have no idea where all the alcohol was, couldn’t feel it at all. A very disappointing beer.6/3/6/3/11
Finally got to re-try this beer and it so much better than the first time I tried this. It full of coffee, roast and sweetness. Yet it also shows off some hoppiness, which is not getting in the way of the other flavors. I am guessing the first sample was a really bad keg.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is 8.2%? I did not know that. Black color with a thick brown head. Good head retention. Hints of chocolate, caramel and burnt malts were in the aroma. Solid roastiness in terms of the taste with strong coffee and chocolate notes. Mouthfeel was quite strong with a good roastiness. Overall this was an excellent stout that I would get again .