argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Small tan head atop clear cola-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some smoke/roast. Taste is medium sweet, smoke/roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Watery light-medium body with light oaty creaminess.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle ink stamped on bottom 5315-pours a creamy, light brown head. Color is black with a red tint. Aroma is coffee, hint of oatmeal. Upon drinking, the first impression is a light refreshing sensation, followed by a coffee, oatmeal taste. Comes across as a lighter body & mouthfeel than usual for the category. Nicely done, but not my taste.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, this one I liked. Dark brown pour wtih a beige head. Aroma is chocolate dominated and small hints of coffee. I get a sweet start with some chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is nice, body is a tad watery. Still this one tasted good.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown beer with a thick rocky tan head. The nose is a bit carbonic with a touch of light cocoa on the back. A little bit of fairly cola-esque aroma as well. Thin-bodied without much in the way of complexity. Very watery and a bit herbal. Roasty and fairly astringent on the back. Meh... very poor.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Roasted malt and chocolate smoke…The skeleton of a stout…
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thin dark black with a thick lightly lacing tan head. Rich milk chocolate oatmeal aroma with coffee undertones. Body starts thin and dull with a light mix of sweet and sour but has a pleasant long lasting chocolatey grainy finish. A novel idea for a beer, but it could've been done better.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When I poured this out from the 12 oz bottle, the first thing I thought to myself as I smelled this beer is "wow, they’re really trying." The key here is trying. Way too watery and thin to ever be taken seriously as a true stout. The flavor is not bad, but very strong with hints of coffee. So strong, in fact that I have to wonder if the brewer first brewed a batch of coffee and dumped it in for laughs.
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a watery, basically opaque deep brown/black with a thin, creamy, beige head. Nose is alright, sweet, malty, apples, cinnamon, smells perhaps a touch infected but not bad. Flavor is malty, cocoa powder, cinnamon, apples, nutmeg, also tastes perhaps a touch infected. Finish is a little watery. If this isn’t infect then it’s not well crafted.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a ruby hue and a creamy off white head. Aromatically malty, light chocolate sweetness, a hint of bitter roast, and some faint grain y oatmeal tones. Light chocolate sweetness, a bit dry and lackluster oatmeal body with a mild roasitness to finish. A decent stout.
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown into a shaker. No head. Aroma leans toward powdered chocolate. Thin and metallic with a slight chocolate finish.