jhp40219 (233) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours black with a one finger tan head that fades into a ring of bubbles and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Mouth watering aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Bitter hops and roasted malts dominate the taste. The hop bitterness is surprising. Did not expect that at all from the nose. Slight hint of toffee after it warms on the tongue. Long finish of even more bitter hops and raosty matls. Full bodied but a little on the thin side for a stout, sticky and creamy texture, average carbonation. Interesting stout in that the hops come through so strong, almost to the point of tasting like a Black IPA. Not a bad thing by any means and a nice change of pace from the average stouts. Overall a very enjoyable stout that Iíd go so far as to call crisp tasting. Something I donít think I have ever said about a stout before.
mikem409 (1456) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks josh. Pours black thin tan head. Smokey toasted aroma. Taste is slight tangy fruit maybe going south. Some roasted chocolate too
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a thick dense black body with an average/large dark beige thick foamy head. Initial aroma was dark roasted smelts with some burnt toffee/vanilla sweetness. After breathing some burnt toast, lactose, oats and some light touches of sweet chocolate syrup. Medium bodied with rather soft carbonation and a quicker finish on the aftertaste. Started off great but flavor and aroma faded while it sat in my glass.
BoostIPA (1051) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty deep billy dee brown with a nicely sized tan head that lasts for a while. Aromas of roast and perhaps a touch of powdery cocoa and instant coffee. Taste is similar - lightly roasted coffee, hazelnut, some cocoa powder. Average carbonation, pretty thin mouthfeel. Decent at best.
radarsock (751) - Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from StFun. Thanks! Pours a deep dark brown representing a thin khaki head. Aromas of molasses (strong), roast, traditional yeast, and coffee grounds. Tastes of caraway seeds, roast, ink, algae, and hops. Leather, plastic, and cucumber by swallow. Interesting. Glad I had the opportunity to try.
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap and bottle ratings: Deep brown hue with a fading tan head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, walnuts, oats, prune and tobacco. The bottle did not display the amount of Diacetyl I found from the tap but the bottle displays some DMS so the trade off is miniscule. The taste is sweet and mostly malty with a touch of fruity notes and very lightly hopped. The roasty coffee-like character is the thing keeping this from becoming cloy... and that it is a session stout with little heaviness. Oh, there appears to be the beginning of lactic sourness that hints of developing infection issue. The mouth feel is chalky and somewhat dry, short. Meh, it is what it is, I found the tap offering disappointing and the bottle not much better.
bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from a bottle. Itís pretty good stuff, delivers on the malts and hint of coffee that I like in stouts.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Thick black oil color with a nice dark tan head. Malty aroma. Sweet coffee taste. Goes down smooth for being a thick beer. Also nice lacing left on the glass.
Hartung32 (190) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good stout! It could use more depth of flavor(it would probably barrel-age great like the porter). Very drinkable; and yet another solid beer from my favorite brewer in Indianapolis.
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Patrickctenchi (2879) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black/purple with a mikshake dark tan head.
Scent is chocolate powder, roast and a hint of smoke.
Taste is creamy, chocolate malt.....
Smooth with a nice coffee bitter...oily....