Drjohnrock (426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 12 ounce bottle purchased as part of a mix six pack from Whole Foods in Brentwood (suburban Nashville) Tennessee, tasted on April 2, 2013. Opaque brown hue, small tan head, fine aroma of coffee, roasted malt, sweetness and an interesting wood-like component, taste of coffee, sweetness and roasted malt that doesn’t quite live up to the aroma’s promise but still not bad--rather good, in fact.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle it is opaque black. A thick tan head forms and leaves heavy lacing around the edge of the glass. Even after the head dissipates with a few sips, a froth remains on the surface. There is little to distinguish the aroma of this beer; it's just faint toasted malt. It carries nice toasted malt onto the palate, backed up with some assertive hops and some serious effervescence for a stout, which adds a lively mouthfeel and nice drinkability. This is a refreshing and enjoyable beer that would be a very good session stout as an alternative to Guinness.
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ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a massive three finger tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and sweet dark fruits like grape, raisin, and plum. The flavor was chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The finish was very coffee and quite bitter. Very smooth, very creamy, but a little on the lighter side.
Luvystypotables (378) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich dark colour with a good head. Mild aroma of hops, weak taste of espresso with a bitter finish.
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from God knows where - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is roasty with some chocolate notes. Taste is sweet with some dryness on the finish. Meh.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt and light chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts.
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmm, a very good dark pour with a big mocha head that leaves a huge ring of lacing. The aroma is "dry" or more dull than anything. There’s a very subtle hint of chocolate malt. The taste I suppose is dry but pretty bland for a stout. Certainly not one of my favorites. Ehh
strongpieman (1387) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, cloudy, no head. Roasted malt aroma, very strong smoky roast taste. Just okay. Not easy to drink.
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz. taste poured from 12 oz. bottles at Starr Hill class at Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Opaque, black-brown with a large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, light molasses and smokey roasted malt.
Taste of chocolate, dark roasted coffee, light molasses and smokey roasted malt. Slightly sweet for a dry stout.
Light/medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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Shanebrews (133) - - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer. Highly carbonated for the style. Malty and creamy with a good bite to the finish.