b3shine (2256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 Iíd definitely have again.
Bacterial (423) - 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 (102) - 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
jebert (407) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a small creamy light brown head. Nose is malt and molasses. Very creamy on the palate, the tast is of dark roasted malts, molasses, chocolate with a hint of hops on the end for a dry finish. A very good beer for all scholars or non-scholars alike. Pairs well with steak sandwiches.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer that met my expectations.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black body with a tan head. Smells of Malta and coffee. Taste follows. More coffee than I expected
madvike (2090) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla dominates the nose, with light roast and a touch of milkiness. Taste is pretty limp. Thereís the same vanilla note, but with ashy and burnt malt dominating. A little whiskey sweetness creeps into the finish. Overall it tastes really watery--the mouthfeel is way off. Pretty carbonated and nowhere near full-bodied. Was this bottle off?
johnnnniee (1504) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received in trade from azaaron, thanks for the opportunity. The bottle opened with a noticeably load pop, no foam over, but the first pour filled my glass with foam. It took a good 15 minutes from opening until I was able to sample this brew. Pours a solid dark brown color with faint ruby highlights when held to light. Aromas of light chocolate, caramel and tart fruit. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. The taste has all the right players in the game. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel with a modicum of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is ruined by the over carbonation every sip has co2 sharply piercing the front of my tongue and sometimes expanding bubbles fill my mouth. Medium bodied beer. Once the bubbles settled down this became quite a tasty brew. Iíd love to try another of these sometime and re rate.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown almost black with off white head, fizzy carbonation. Aroma has notes of roast, some crystal malt, touch of chocolate. Taste is a bit thin, but has notes of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, before finishing roasted. Not bad, a bit watery and thin, but overall decent flavors.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black in color with a thin head. Light roasted malt aroma. Up front roast malt flavor with a hint of plum. Medium body, malt bitterness. I like more maothfeel froma stout. just ok.