Goodgrief (1920) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Dark pour, floofy head, lacing all up and down the glass. Lots of oat the nose and flavor. Just a mild bitterness from roast, subtle hints of coffee. Smooth on the tongue from the nitro pour. Enjoyable.
Changed (458) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz pour Maxs taphouse. Black, no head, nice lacing for a stout. Aroma is soft vanilla, coffee, roasted malt. Flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is fairly thin, moderately low carbonation, perfectly sessionable. Really nice OS.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours black with brown highlights, a medium-large creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is leather, dark coffee and chocolate malt, spicy and earthy hops with dark fruit notes. Flavor is dark fruit, lightly sour and bitter dark malt, bitter hops, leather yeast and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. A long pour yields a Guinness type clone with massive carbonation, reverse cascade, with a forthy cream head remaining. Rings of thick, sheety nitro looking lace. Looks like it is on nitro but I could be wrong. Deep coffee SRM looking black. Tart berries in the nose. Taste up front is sweet sugar and lactose sugar moving to toast, bitter chocolate, earth, silky oats, tart berries. Tangy sourness in back end similar to Guinness. Feels like a slightly heavier Guinness clone/Irish dry stout more so than a sweet stout. Mouthfeel is thinner and sessionable. Decent.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From nitro tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan and lasting head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Bitter, dark roasted malty and dark breadish. Light butterish touch. Ends bitter and black dark roasted malty.Light coffee note into the far finish.
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown, thick brown head. Interesting pine aroma. Smooth chocolate and subtle coffee taste.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey. Black pour with a creamy head. Nose and flavor both hold excellent lactic cream, roasted bitterness, sweet chocolate, and a surprising amount of evergreen hop bitterness. Nice stuff.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on nitro at Beer Run. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate and earthy hops. The taste is earthy notes, roasted malts, coffee, caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Low carbonation.
BeerViking (3587) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Brickyard NYC and listed as 5.5%, this poured black with a coffee crema and a roasted coffee and treacle nose. Lots of roasty body, a peppery bitterness, and an apple and dry roast bitter finish. Delicious.
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Stanton Public, NYC. Poured in a pint glass, this beer has a dark, cloudy dark brown body with thick, off-white lacing that lasts throughout the entire pint. This is a perfectly smooth, milky stout that provides mostly roasted hop, malt and oat flavor with hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Very flavor, but not too heavy; this is one of the better beers I’ve had in a while.