johnnnniee (2315) - 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. I’d love to try another of these sometime and re rate.
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
cadenwhitaker (19) - USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick dark brown with a tan 1 finger head that quickly dissipates.
I’m getting lots of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses. It is a bit watery - I’m not a huge Stout drinker and I was able to notice this so heavier stout fans might be less impressed.
Overall I wouldn’t say this beer is breaking any new boundaries in the Stout business, but a nice drink nonetheless.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and very foamy. Took a while to pour the pint. Aroma is sweet, creamy, coffee and mollasses. Flavor is sweet and roasty with creamy coffee and sugar.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a low, thin slow forming head that fades in seconds. Some sediment in the bottle as well. Burnt smelling, with some hops as well. Sweet, but not too heavy. Fairly light for the style.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at the Tag-a-Long golf course in Birchwood, WI. Dark pour with a small short lasting head. Roasted aroma, ligh coffee. Pretty big roasted malt flavor, very smooth with a light aftertaste.
nuplastikk (4434) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Old Fashioned. Opaque black with an oily head. Pleasant coffee aroma. Smooth and mellow body, somewhat dry. Roasty with a subdued cocoa edge. Easy drinking, but full bodied enough to slowly sip. Solid Stout, with some coffee edges. Well done.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Jeffy’s neighbor Fred, thanks man! Pours a solid balck body with a larger beige frothy head, nice. Aroma has some nice raostiness and vanilla extract but then there is this slightly weird sour powdered milk scent mixed in. Flavor is really nice with lots of roasty malts, burnt toast, dark chocolate and vanilla. Medium to fuller bodied with slightly strong carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very nicely done.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brownish amber color with a thick and rocky but dissipating tan head. Nice chocolate and roasted coffee beans aroma. and flavor with a hint of brown sugar and molasses and a creamy mouth feel. A good stout.