adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jean! Glad I get to try this one. Enjoyed at Cellar Temp in a stemmed wine glass
A - Murky, almost black appearance. Impossible to see through but some light brown / amber edges. 4 finger head on a slow pour..looks like this one is bottle conditioned.
S - Big roasted barley character, a slight bit of chocolate and an even slighter level of smokiness. Has a slight brett nose which wasnít expected but always nice.
T - Start is a roasted malts and slight cookie dough taste. Hint of cherries and coffee at the center. Finish is a smoky bitterness with burnt oak
M - Very soft up front but has a chalky finish. Nice overall level of carbonation.
O - Quite possibly the closest beer Iíve ever had to Everett with only one downside and thatís the smokiness at the finish sticks around for a very long time. Without that, it would be a great porter but I wouldnít call this one a stout.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Moll. Served side by side in Tired Hands and Stillwater wine glasses. The latter finally in my possession courtesy of drabmuh. Thanks, Matt!!
Slight mineral character with roast and mild chocolate. Mineral fairly heavy in flavor with a bit of earth. Very mild leather.
Travlr (7997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle cocoa. Taste is earthy cocoa.
PhillyCraft (1984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Split with Sean. Pours sinful black, with massive and beautiful tiny bubble coffee colored head. Aromas and flavor of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grains, tobacco, earthy yeast, cherries and other dark fruit, light vanilla and some nice hoppy notes. Medium body.
dpjuart (974) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy SantosLHalper. Pours black with brown, rimming fizzy head. Tobacco and figs, chocolate covered raisins and cherry. Tobacco and chocolate, gamey venison, cherry, dry roast. Mldly astringent.
Naka (684) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Jon. Pours black with fizzy brown head. Carbony sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is a dark burnt bitter and tobacco. Surprisingly light and refreshing body. Finishes dry. Very tasty.
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Mineraly, effervescent, a bit of roasted malt. More minerals on the palate, can't really taste the escargot shells. Reminds me of an oyster stout -- but better than all of those. Not a style I love, pretty decent though.
jmm635 (745) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black and inky with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aromas I roasted malts and sour milk. Something about this beer is just a bit off. Iím guessing the snails.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Earthy roasted aroma with light alcohol, beef bbq, and chocolate. Herbs. Dark brown opaque with thin head. Medium-heavy body light carbonation. Rich earthy, chocolatey, beefy. Roasted with Twizzlers and light bitter tangy finish. Neutral fruity character, rich and sublime with nice after.
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours very dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light chocolate, earthy tones, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent stout.