dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron. Poured a dark black with a large foamy light beige head and a good amount of visible yeast from the end of the bottle. The aroma has no visible coffee notes despite their claim of coffee being added. What is there is a good amount of chocolate and orange that seems to be common in a good amount of stouts and sadly the absence of the coffee really brings this one down a notch or two. The body of this brew is medium with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly chalky finsih. The flavor, upon mucho warming, shows some coffee qualities but still slight compared to something like Breakfast Stout. The remainder of the flavors are citrus rind, chocolate, floral hops, roastiness and slight earth notes. Despite being very lax in the coffee area this is one decent stout.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a nice black with a good tan head. The head is frothy and lasting. It also laces quite well. The aroma is good with plenty of coffee and a touch of hops. Has a decent carbonation. The flavor is good, plenty of bitter chocolate with nice coffee kickers. Has a medium body. The texture is lightly thick. Has a good finish with a good aftertaste.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from jessup plaza. Deep dark brown color with a medium light brown head. aroma is chocolate, coffee, light hop aromas and some oak. Taste is very drinkable with lots of chocolate and some coffee. Bitter chocolate lingers on the palate. Somewhat oily but that doesnt make it bad. Nice.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. So very good. Tasty stout flavors as well as tasty coffee flavors, not overwhelming the tasty stout. All around good.
Paulp (20) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark with a tan head, roasty coffee/chocolate aroma with some hops in there, a little bit of a dry finish.
eaglefan538 (2911) - 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 (540) - 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 (5407) - 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 (1842) - 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 (3011) - 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.