BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Dark brown in the glass with a tan head that left light lacing. Nice aromas of chocolate, coffee, roast, and soy sauce. The flavor had chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium body and a light bitter coffee aftertaste.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown. Coffee, chocolate, and molasses in the nose and flavor. Dry finish with a soft mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and brown color. Aroma is roasty/molasses-dark malt, some bitter. Taste is roasty/molasses-dark malt, peat, some bitter, acidic hops. Nice taste, slightly thin body.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with a thin tan head. Big roast and coffee aroma, some chocolate bitterness. Taste is much the same, smoothing oatmeal, coffee, bitter roast with a light ashy finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with beige head. It has a roasty coffee aroma with some chocolate, some ash, smoke, and beef notes. The flavor is a pleasant roastiness with a hint of oaty graininess. There’s ample ashy and earthy hop bitterness leading to a clean, dry finish. Quite a tasty stout.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and Oreo Cookie. Perhaps Oreo dunked in a cup of coffee, then a piece of the Oreo breaks off and you drink the coffee anyway because you really don’t feel like getting up and getting more coffee, and it ends up tasting pretty good? Yeah, something like that. Flavor is basically a repeat of that whole coffee / Oreo thing I just said, plus some nice dryness in the finish. Good Stuff.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewpub. Poured a black color with a half finger of tan head that lingered for the duration of the pour. The aroma was mainly roasted malt, but a hint of chocolate was present. The flavor was very roasty, with quite a bit of chocolate and a simple bitter finish. This was the best beer of the bunch. Very balanced and enjoyable.
NachlamSie (2618) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours near black. The aroma has hints of soy sauce, meat, roast, oats, and dark chocolate. Slick palate. Lots of bacony flavors and chocolate are apparent, but also a vegetal twang which is my only complaint about the beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010
Date: January 24, 2009
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate character, only a hint of balancing sweetness, dry roasted finish
Date: November 01, 2009
rich and creamy, a bit more sweetness with the caramel adding more balance to the big roasted and cutting the edge of the roasty bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 I must say that this was unexpectedly amazing. I previously have felt that some stouts can over do the coffee flavors, but this one was a perfect blend. A very full body, gorgeously dark. The aroma was good and had small, off-white head.