KajII (774) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2011 Bottle. Poured a deep dark murky black with a small (less than 1 finger) creamy light brown foamy head that was fully diminishing and had fair lacing.
The aroma was very, very mild of dark roasted malts, a mild resin hop and a sweet leathery yeast with a tinge of coffee, toffee and dark chocolate.
It tasted bitter-sweet initially with a note of dark chocolate and finished with a mild hoppy flavor and had a mild coffee note at the end that left the flavor lasting only a short while.
Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and definitely had a watery feel to it yet was slightly dry in texture with a flat carbonation.
Overall an OK brew, but not much to offer for a Stout. A little light in body and flavor for my liking.
kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown and cloudy, small frothy head and short-lived lacing. Licorice aroma, but bitter dark chocolate on the buds. I like this beer.
tectactoe (1187) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Nearly black with some deep-brown shining through the very top, capped with a thick, beige head that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is too mild... Some roasted/toasted grain & malt with a nebulous, non-fitting fruity note of faint white grapes & raisins... Strange. Taste has roasted malt, light brown sugar & some toffee, but there’s a strange, almost tangy dark fruit presence that doesn’t really fit. Raisin, black currant, but almost too tangy & tart without a big enough dark-malty presence to account for it. Hint of burnt wood chips in the aftertaste. Weird stout, not my favorite.
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dark brown/almost black cool with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, ash, caramel, and a light nuttiness. Taste ashtray, burnt malts, caramel, and nutshells. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Molasses, nuts, and some spice in the aroma. Bready, nutty flavor with some roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Tasty and easy drinking--I liked this a lot better than I expected given the other ratings I saw.
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I enjoy a good dry stout, but this is not one of them. Very thin, watery like chocolate or coffee flavorings to offset the astringent bitterness.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Sweet, roasted, slight nutty aromas. Dry, roasty, slight ash flavors. A somewhat mediocre stout.
jefcon (1327) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black in the glass with aromas of toast, chocolate malt and cookie. Lots of coffee on the palate, with a light and short finish. A hint of sweetness, but most of the malts are a bit beery to really make the most of the rich coffee element of the flavor profile.
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, small creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cigarettes. Flavor follows, light sweet, light bitter, roasty, a bit burned. Fairly light body, a bit watery. Not bad, but nothing special.
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Low alcohol brought this rating down. A decent beer. good if your looking to try something different but don’t expect to much from this
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is dry, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. OK beer.