rosenbergh (7034) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Smoky Mountain Brewery, Pigeon Forge, TN.
Black colour with a small light tan head.
Roasted malt, coffee, mild sweetness and mild hops in the aroma.
Coffee, roasted malt, dry hops and mild bitterness in the flavour.
LuckyDog (222) - - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a lot of roast character. Lightly hopped. Smooth carbonation. Nothing exciting.
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with tan head. Aroma is coffee with sweet cream and dark chocolate. Taste is the same. Nice dark chocolate bitter bite.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on nitro-tight creamy brown-black. A-roasty/chocolate-dk malt, milky. T- roasty/chocolate-dk malt, milky, earthy hops. Occasional.
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Calhoun’s, Kingston Pike. Pours a nice dark brownish, black with a lovely creamy, tan head. Aromas have a nice roasted coffee, chocolate note in addition to a lovely hint of sweetness. Roasted characteristic really follows through in the taste as the malt flavors come through finishing with a nice dry bite. Overall a very nice pint!
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Pigeon Forge, TN. Pours a black body with an inch thick, very dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter chocolates, a light roast, and a bit of a dark fruit note. Flavor is similar. Sweeter dark chocolates, a medium-light roast to balance, and a touch of coffee. Finishes smooth and creamy with a light bittersweet chocolate and roast. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, creamy, medium body and a soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a decent dry stout. Sweeter chocolates with a decent roast backing while staying easy drinking. Not bad.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at one of the Calhoun’s locations. Pitch black pour with a huge tan nitro head. Malty and chocolatey aroma with some roast. Chocolate and creamy sweet malt flavor with a dry, roasty coffee finish. What a dry stout should be. Best beer I had from them.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like coffee, sweet throughout, nutty, caramelized, and roasted flavors.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 17, 2011
Source: Brewfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: big dry roasted aroma, touch of balancing sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, hint of black malt bitterness, just a bit of balancing sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma contains some malted milk balls, chocolate, and espresso. The flavor is rather bitter with a strong coffee punch but also some rich chocolate flavor. The palate is what holds this back from being world class IMO.