crossovert (9503) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A slightly nutty chocolatey stout nice and creamy. Not too strong reallypleasant and nice.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
04-May-14 (12-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!)
This Stout pours a black body and half an inch of tan head that settles to a ring. The nose is sweet and unexpectedly fruity, having a dried cherry character, but also lots of chocolate, so it smells like chocolate-covered cherries, but also coconut like an Almond Joy. For added complexity, there’s also a nice savory character, some cigar box, even a little grilled meat. On the palate, too, the sweet-and-sour cherry aspect jumps out, maintaining a prominent front from entry to finish. More typical flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco, dark toast, grilled meat, coconut, and brown sugar provide savory complexity and balance. Medium sweet is countered by mild roasty bitterness. The beer is full bodied and has a rich, creamy, round mouthfeel, and carbonation is light-medium. Overall, with the cherry imagery, it’s a little different from what I was expecting, but in a good way. Really enjoyable.
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light coffee with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with small tan head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, light roasted malt, and a hint of coffee. Medium body, medium/heavy sweetness, caramelized sugar, light roasted malt.
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a shaker from 12oz bottle. Nice head and lacing. Dark fruit flavors, chocolate and caramel. Nicely rounded and by far my favorite from south shore.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a better than average stout. Dark in character, rich and roasty. Nothing particularly distinctive, but everything on tack.
mrjaxson (368) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Among the few stouts I’ve encountered that has a taste and body weight sufficiently balanced enough to allow for multiple bottles in a single sitting. The chocolate malts dominate the aroma although there are hints of caramel. Sweet and semi-dry finish.
b3shine (6749) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint (from notes). Looks solid; pretty heady for a stout though. Pitch black. Smells decent; malty. Tastes good. The lactose serves it well. Nice and smooth. Mouthfeel is decent, but very carbonated. Overall, a decent beer that I’d definitely have again.
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at South Shore Brewery. Thick black pour almost no head. Malty chocolate subtle nose, good mouthfeel (very little carbonation) and a robust stout character. Smooth, chocolate malt with a nice balance of hops - just a touch sweet.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Opaque black body. Little head disapates quickly. Aroma dark fruits, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Creamy mouth feel. Taste subtle notes of dark fruits, dark chocolate,citrus,with a smokey roasted bitter finish. As it warms up to room temp chocolate more noticeable. Good brew