Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum
Appearance: charcoal brown with fine creamy tanned top (nitro used).
Nose: mild yet noted roasted malt aromas, slightly acidic , grainy with shirt feel of clean smoke
Flavor/Palate : Mid light bodied. Straight bitter roasty character on lighter bedding. Slightly earthy , organic at finish. Late roast bitterness. Not much of oatmeal character…dry stout.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RnH: tap: Pours a dark mahagony, almost unable to see through. Nose is very complex, lots of ddark fruit, raisins, earthy/ pine, bitters/ coffee. The tase also has nice depth, complex as well with similar notes as the nose. The one thing holding this beer back from being great: body... it was a 50/50 split between creamy and watery.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Appeared like liquid dark chocolate leaning toward charcoal with a third of an inch foamy tan head. Aroma was of sweet caramel and lactose, some licorice, and fruity hops at the end. Flavor introduced a sweet oatiness, creamy caramel, light licorice and a hoppy bitter finish. Palate was of course consistently smooth. The only fault I find is that it was perhaps too balanced, I didn’t really notice any roast character and it generally tasted more of a doppelbock than a stout somehow.
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma, roasty, coffee, cream, oats. The beverage was jet black, low in carbonation, small head. The flavor is roasty, sweet molasses, and a nice oatmeal thickness. Very creamy. Roasty finish, some malty sweetness, and a small component of hops. Nicely done.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker brown with a sweet aroma of chocolate, cream and coffee. Flavor is chocolate-dominant with some nice roast and coffee. Overall a very solid stout that I hope to see around more often.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark brown/black pour, with frothy thick head. Smell is light cream, malty, sweet. Very thick creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Taste is creamy oatmeal with a bitter bite at finish. Woody depth. Very enjoyable.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro, really good. A nice roast level to the aroma. Not too powerful. Taste is sweet and smooth with roasted coffee and cocoa. Creamy and tasty.
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark cola with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and oatmeal. Taste of bitter chocolate, malts and oatmeal.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of roasted malts, oats, and slight chocolate. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, dense, light brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Fair lacing. Flavor of chocolate, malts, slight cream, hops, slight pine, and roasting. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Soft carbonation. Chocolate and roasted malt finish.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Craft Ale. Pours deep blackish with 3-finger of creamy off-khaki head. Nose is roasty dark malt, chocoff, dark fruit. Tastes very smooth, with the dark choc, molasses, and dark malt mixing wonderfulyl to give a very smooth, well rounded, well balanced flavor with an excellent richness, smoothness, and palate heft. I could drink this one all night.