hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, wispy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is robust and big-time roasty, offering notes of fudge, pouch tobacco, a shot of espresso and a hint of blackstrap molasses. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted, rich and robust - espresso, dark chocolate, chocolate crème and vanilla. Roasty, charred finish with a kiss of mildly sweet chocolate. Bottle courtesy of BVery!
PhillyCraft (3447) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark black with small cream head. Notes are chalk, milk cocoa, nuts, bitter, mouthfeel is so rich and layered. Great bitter stuff from steel toe.
radarsock (1003) - Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle supplied by Stine - many thanks! To long-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a cordovan-tinted dark brown/black combination with which a trim beige head half a finger in length stood. Aromas of almond butter, roasted barley, charcoal, pine needles, aloe, coffee syrup, American yeast, and grilled corn. Tastes the same with the addition of milk chocolate, birch bark, earl grey tea, and stale black licorice candy. Burnt rubber, spent grain, and wet cardboard experienced by swallow. Chewy and interestingly flavorful. My first Steel Toe had been a success.
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a mocha brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has chalky dark grains with touches of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor has lots if dark grains and roasted malts with touches of molasses, bitter chocolate and a hint of pine.
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Happy Gnome. Brown with a small head. Nose of burnt brown sugar, cream, roasted nuts. Ash. Nice and full. Taste is wonderfully creamy, substantial. Lactose, rocky road fudge. Slightly peppery hops. Some burnt espresso. Medium body, supple and a bit oily. Wow. Credit where it’s due. Very nice.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Four Firkins. Pours black with an tan head. Aroma has molasses, chocolate and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, bittersweet bakers chocolate, some roast and a nice blend of oatmeal. Medium bodied and smooth, and nicely bitter-sweet. This is a solid effort, where I’ll look for more from that brewery. 14.1
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. The aroma is of coffee and dark roast. Of course, this is a dark-colored beer. This all carries to the drink. Pure coffee, mostly, and quite yummy. Pass the sugar. (#5657, 8/28/2014)
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saturday night stout! Pour is almost black, with a scant tan head that’s gone in a flash. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, floral hops. Taste is bitter and off dry. Flavors of dark dry chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, some bittering hops. Slightly silky. This is pretty nice. A large sized dry chocolate note. Slight tinge of alcohol. Finished like a silky black dildo, dry with a nice roast. Very decent.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very tasty dark ale. Not as much hops as I would have like but that’s not the style anyways. Very smooth and delicious!
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, oak. Medium mouthfeel with roast, coffee, dark chocolate. Good.