eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This thing was an odd concoction of which I was not fond of, despite being a Troegs fan. It was like their hop series amber ales but dark and black, quite nasty in combination. Not sure if they intended to make a black IPA type deal, but the citrus hops did not match at all with the roast and black flavors, none of which had a lot of character in them anyway (was this really a stout, coffee quite lacking?). Put me to sleep. Appearance was dark brown with reddish hues, small head. Mouthfeel was moderately bodied.
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall tan head with a hoppy coffee aroma... taste of hops followed by coffee with a bitter aftertaste
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown to near black, opaque pour. Tall, thick, brown head. Spotty lacing all over the glass once the head recedes. Aroma is strong roasted malt, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is also strong roasted malt, bigger coffee notes, dark chocolate, bitter hops and oddly enough some fruit on the back end. Body is medium-full with a dense, creamy carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Ends with more roasted malt, coffee notes, dark chocolate, cocoa, bitter hops, and more fruit (light melon, some citrus fruit and hint of grape).
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black with a brownish crema colored head. Aroma is sweet, with coffee, caramel, chocolate, and citrusy hops. Nice bitterness with no lingering or cloying coffee component. Citrus hops present throughout. $6/22oz
jeremytoni (2981) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured black with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste of coffee.
Goodgrief (1790) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very interesting citrusy hoppy aroma. Dark brown pour, small head. Weak stout beer with a lot of citrusy hops. I dunno, I’m not fond of the citrusy hops in a stout. I can taste roast, but not really a lot of flavor. This didn’t work well for me.
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was thick dark coffee, burnt even, very roasted with not hints of sweetness. Flavor was pretty disappointing, very burnt roastedness, but nothing else to balance it else, very thin as well for a stout. I hope this wasnt really based off the oatmeal stout because that was an awesome beer and much better.
malrubius (1711) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle in snifter. Dark brown black with flat head and lace. Roasted coffee grounds mild chocolate earth and wood aroma. Lightly roasted coffee mild chocolate dark fruit mild oat tang earth woody flavor with mild lingering hop bitterness and grassiness. Medium-light mouthfeel. Pretty decent, but nothing special.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Chinese Laundry Six Pack!? Poured dark with tan foam head. Roast coffee light aroma. Palate on the mild side, malt smooth with very light roast. Not tasting much of the Java, earthy and a little soapy.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from grape & gourmet. pours a deep, dark, black with a thick, tan head, and solid lacing. aroma is mellow but very nice with bitter roast coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, and a touch of dark fruit. flavor is nice as well with bitter, roasted espresso, bakers chocolate, a bit of vanilla, and earthy hops with a slightly lactic, dry finish. palate is medium bodied and very smooth with solid carbonation. overall, a decent stout but a bit mellow in terms of the coffee flavors.