BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown with an initial fizzy tan head which reduced to a fine ring and good lace. The aroma has notes of burnt and toasted malts, coffee, mocha, grassy and herbal hops, and prune. The taste starts bittersweet with a heavy dose of coffee like bitterness upon the finish. A bit lactic and fruity twang makes it interesting. A solid dry stout.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle . Opaque black pour, average tan head. Burn aroma, cocoa, dry hops, hint of peat and salt. Taste (blankboy’s WRONG, ignore his rating!) is smooth, roast malt, molasses, prune and caramel - silky and simple. Light body, mild burnt aftertaste - pretty solid, IMHO.
blutt59 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown with a malty herbal roast and rye aroma and flavor, thin on the finish
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the sprecher tour (glendale, wi). Pours a deep dark blackish hue with brown notes and small cinnamon head. Aromas are light on the nose, light dry soda bread, darker malts, and a hint of chocolate. Body is thinner than expected, light notes of darker malts, chocolate, light cream, and vague dry soda bread. Finishes with minimal sweetness and a nice palate stick. Ok.
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz bottle. Pours a violet-black with a initial bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a hint of earthiness and black dirt. Nice dry flavor, subtle and unpretentious. A bit of unsweetened chocolate, some rich black dirt, and a back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel is sufficiently dry and chalky. Decent.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is made up of lighter malts, but there is not really much else going on. The flavor is roasted malt and not too much else. Both the flavor and aroma are very one dimensional and not too exciting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a decent brown head. The aroma is roasted barley with a splash of chocolate. More to the flavor. Roasted barley, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, and a mild nutty bitterness. Sweet but dry finish. Nice.
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Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a white head. Light roasted malt, coffee tones, light espresso, sweet malt, some caramel and mineral qualities. A nice session stout.
Suttree (5375) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised how swet this was for and Irish Stout. Lots of typical coffee and chocolate, plus some vanilla, but also not nearly as dry as I was expecting when I hear Irish Stout. Still tasty, though.
Pailhead (5374) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some burnt notes. Pours a dark brown with some minimal orange hilights and a moderate tan head with decent retention. Lots of burnt malt with very light hints of chocolate. Finsihes with some bitter black coffee, nuttiness, light piney bitterness. For some reason the flavors just don’t mesh well. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and somewhat fizzy.