JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Watts Grocery, Durham. Nice enough looking brew, a chalky, sludgy look with a thick beige head. Nose is a bit mild, with indistinct chocolate notes and not much else. Body was, surprisingly given the appearance, pretty atrociously thin and watery. Flavors were weak chocolate and mild char, coming together in a taste best described as papery. Not up to par.
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Tribeca Tavern. Good aroma, sweet, roasty. Chocolate, oaty/diary scent Blackish brown color. Ok head, minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Solid enough oatmeal stout. Aroma best part. Flavor doesn’t have as much chocolate. Just bitter.
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2011 Total Score: 3.3
pint at Tyler’s Apex 5-25-11. Good aroma, bitter sweet, chocolate, little smokey. Brownish black color, good head and lacing. Bitter flavor. Lite body, smmoth mouthfeel, dry finish. Good brew, very bitter roasty malt brew.
anders37 (18657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, listed as "Winter Stout." Black in color with a large lasting tan head. The aroma is very ashy and roasty with coffee grounds and a hint of sweetness. Very dry and roasty flavor with huge roasted/black malts and coffee. Dry as hell from the roast with medium-plus body and higher carbonation. Above average but not too notable stout, other than for extreme roast, overall.
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small light tan head, fairly flat and quickly dissipating. Smells and tastes of very dark, burnt malts and dark chocolate. Slightly warming in the finish, decent aftertaste.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: light roasted aroma, touch of fruity sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: roasted and dark chocolate flavor, lots of earthy hops, mostly dry, just a hint of dark caramel for balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 11/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Black color with a minimal light tan head, fairly flat. Smells and tastes of very dark, burnt malts and dark chocolate. You can really taste the grains in this one. The roastiness actually overpowers it a bit leaves it too one dimensional. Not bad, just not the best stout around.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with chestnut colored head. Sweet roasted malts on the nose. Thin bodied and actually quite refreshing for a stout. Chocolate, coffee, and bread
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a big creamy brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/coffee. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/coffee, acidic.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at WBF in Raleigh. Best Triangle beer I’ve had yet. Dark brown pour, coffee, chocolate, and sweet roasty nose. Same flavors, with a slight sourness as well. They said it was brewed for NC summers, and I can see this. Nice big flavor, especially for a lower-alcohol stout. Will drink this again.