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.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice dark color with a minimal head. it had a rather thin mouthfeel with a nice bitter chocolate taste to it with a hint of coffee. i think this was my favorite of the bunch
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with a smallish, off-white head.
Smell: Aroma of roasted malts with nicely aromatic notes of chocolate and breakfast blend coffee.
Taste: Roasted barley flavor with just a touch of burnt graininess precedes tastes of coffee and dark chocolate. Mild sweetness throughout. Roasty, lightly earthy bitterness. A tad chalky prior to the otherwise roasty, bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: The final beer of the evening at Terminal Brewhouse is a darn likable stout. Roasty and smooth and a pleasure to drink.
ThunderBrews (1) - USA - JAN 13, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very pleasantly surprised by this oatmeal stout. It had a very strong coffee/espresso influence, with a nice balance of bitter/sweet. It was not as thick feeling as I anticipated, but very impressive stout for this new brewpub.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was my favorite of the evening. Poured a black color with some ruby hints and a beige head. The aroma contained some chocolate and espresso. The flavor was quite bitter and roasty with some oatmeal, espresso, and chocolate present. The finish was more bitter than sweet. Overall a very nice stout.