jcwattsrugger (12190) - 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) - Plainfield, 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 (6976) - 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 (453) - 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 (10884) - 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 (2839) - 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.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in P.F. (listed as Nitro) A jet black pour with a thick brown head. Scent is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee and smoke with a hint of dark chocolate. Very nice but a little thin.
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at KBJ2010. Poured brownish black color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewery in Pigeon Forge TN. Came a rich black with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor of toasted malts and coffee slight sweetness and chocolate undertones. Pretty good brew overall.