bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, bread, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee with a dry, mildly bitter finish.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown; toasty, a little thin, has a whole grain bread crustiness to it. A decent porter, but nowhere near making it as a stout.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from Belmont Party. Pours black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium roasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium chocolate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a good smooth beer that was good with a grill dinner.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice smooth chocolate, milky, light coffee notes. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate, with light acidic points, light coffee, not bad. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Barcade. A fairly average stout. Attractive, dark brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts. Flavor was pleasant. Mld coffee notes, along with some bitter malt character. Clean and dry on the finish. Medium in body and creamy, this beer is a smooth one. Pretty nice.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, well tanned head. The aroma is subtle, almost nondescript, in fact. However, I was able to pull from it some nice dark chocolate and vanilla. Terrific balance. Roasted, gently bitter chocolate and espresso. Light to medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes chocolaty, lightly bitter, then dry. Kudos to jimbowood for shipping the bottle to me!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle acquired in trade with brewblackhole (thanks!). This one came today. When I was unwrapping the bubble wrap, I heard a huge pop. Oh, no, I run to the sink expecting the cap came loose. When I get the bubble wrap off, the neck broke with the cap still on it. After straining through cheese cloth, here I sit with my glass of beer. Poured a dark black, with red edges, and a large sized light brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, nutty, and a little toasty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, nutty, and some dark fruits in there as well. Thinner body.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Standings Bar. Dark black beer with a thin brown head. Lightly sour, roasty aroma. A bit of light vegetal character up front. There is also a bit of light citrus. Flavour is just kind of non-descript. Lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa roastiness. Meh... kind of rancid and gross.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 Somewhat above average and less drying than the style. Decent stout, drinkable if just the one. Thanks wee Radek.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks just like the picture. Aroma of burnt chocolate and corn. Body is more robust than Guinness and a little sweeter. Somewhat dry finish with woody character. I expect a little more from Sprecher.