JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with nice-looking, but nitro induced head. Tasted like rich melted chocolate bars and brownie mix. Thick and evil, way more-so than I expected from this little brewpub. Bitter, dry baker's chocolate ending was nice, too.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a thick finger of creamy nitro tan head. Aroma is milky nitro creaminess, chocolate, coffee. Taste is roasty malt nutty, but an odd nitro taste that is sort of medicinal. Does leave a nice falling concentric ring of lacing patern. Nice bitter roasty malt finish.
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Pigeon Forge. Brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Taste is similar.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 2005 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a black color with an average sized tan head. Smells of light malts to include chocolate and roasted coffee. The flavor was of coffee and smoked wood with a creamy chocolate ending.
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.
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much aroma. Pitch black, of course, with little tan laced head. Thin. Lots of cocoa, but very little bittering. Smooth but disappointing.
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
xs2500 (180) - 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.
LuckyDog (363) - - 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.
rosenbergh (7370) - 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.