chronictonic (462) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap asheville bier garden (incorrectly listed as Black Bear Stout)
Poured a opaque black with a thin tan head. Mild aromas of of roasted black malts. Mouth feel is thin and on the watery side. Flavor is all black malt with very little base malt to give it any body or balance the malt bitterness. Very dry mouth feel. Slightly burnt cardboard flavor at the finish.
chinchill (1011) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewgrass 2013.
Rich dark malt flavor with a noticeable but subtle hop component.
Light carbonation. very smooth. Near full body.
Lasting, dark malt flavor has a light smoked peat component too.
Good sweet/bitter balance.
woodychevy (148) - - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
again suprised by the low rating- sometimes I wonder if reputation is more important than taste. a great stout- full bodied, malty, sweet, coffee (lots), chocolate (little) all come through. doesn’t seem like they are skimping on any of the important elements- just found myself wishing that it was december instead of august so I could enjoy a full pint of the earthy goodness.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery - pours pitch with a tan head. Nose is roasty bitter chocolate notes. Starts sweet and creamy, but finishes bitter and dry. Overall, solid.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Dark roasty and chocolatey aroma. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, leafy hops and vanilla. Medium bodied, very drinkable, very nice.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Scent is big time roasty and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/17/11 appalachian craft black bear stout @ nick and nates sylva.
Basically black w/ a beige head.
A roast, some cocoa sourness, lactose, charcoal, odd unidentifiable fruit...grape maybe, blueberry
F molasses, char, lactose, cocoa nib sourness on the finish, coffee AT, woody, high roast, dry finish, charcoal, blueberry.
Thin mf, medium-ish body, pretty tasty stuff 7/4/7/3/15
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. There’s a dead bug in this one that must’ve wanted to die in style. It looks kind of happy in it’s tan, foamy death bed. The beer drinks with a fun coffee character, quite dry and bitter. Well done, as were all the SAB beers! (#4333, 10/7/2011)
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft at nick and nate’s pizza. pitch black pour, minimal head with great lacing sticking to the glass. the aroma if of light chocolate and lots of coffee...its a non chewable stout the body is quite light and took me by surprise but if you like coffee then this is an easy drinking beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1054) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is black in color with almost no lacing. The aroma has medium notes of licorish and candied fruits. The palate is smooth and malty with very little hops. This is not a huge bodied beer but definitely a cooler weather one.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.