thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose was full and as promised, lots of bitter coffee with hints of bittersweet chocolate. The taste was a bit on the bitter side, with a bit of aspirin. I’m not sure why this stout got poor reviews. It might not have been the best, but certainly worthy.
jsmerig (1032) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a near black with minimal head. Aroma of coffee and smokey malt. Taste is sweet and smokey with a bit of hop bite. Mouthfeel is thin.
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yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle at Harrys Tap Room, Terminal B, IAD. Pours pitch black with a bubbly, tan and slowly collapsing head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish, caramelish and slight liqourice. Vague smoke note it seems. Smoked, meaty, dark roasted and dark breadish. Light bitterness. Dry liqourice. Dark malty into a smooth roasted and dark malty finish.
bth122 (1031) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle while at OBX. Pours a dark brown with decent head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, caramel, hazelnut. Medium light sweetness. Drier finish. Medium body. Pretty smooth stout. Goes down good.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is fairly easy on the palate for a stout. Nice coffee notes in this, but pours with very minimal head. A good easy stout to drink.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 11/16/08. Pours a jet black with a good-sized two-finger head. No light coming through this one. Excellent retention and lacing. Nice rings on the glass.
Smells of espresso, chocolate, and some alcohol. Almost a beef scent coming out? Kinda weird.
Nice taste for a stout. Chocolately and with a touch of alcohol. Some nice roasted flavor coming out. Pretty good.
Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Not bad for a stout. Again, I am pleasantly surprised with the offerings from Starr Hill.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Dark pour w/o much head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, barley, & some coffee. Smooth & easy to drink, solid stout. Pretty good stuff, not overly complex, solid.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with small beige head. Nose is very roasty light toffee, some caramel. Palate is dry, chalky. Flavors of roasted malts, light chocolate, very dry notes, some malted milk.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Total Wine & More, Fairfax 12oz: Pours a blackish color with a small brownish head. Aroma is lightly of chocolate, a hint of smoke, and roasted malts. Pretty easy drinking stout, which doesn’t try to get too intense and stays pretty simple. Tiny bit of sweetness and chocolate. Nice body. Not bad. I regret not trying the Jameson-aged version of this when I had the chance. Also, ’tis nice to see another Grateful Dead influenced beer.
edgallow (1440) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is malt, coffee, smoke and chocolate.