williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Roasty aroma. Flavor is roasty, with a hint of chocolate, and very creamy, as is the mouthfeel.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown almost black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. Flavor of the same.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque dark brown color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, and burnt sugar. Taste of dry roasted malts, some smoked wood, and light bitter cocoa, drier finish.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium sized lightly tanned beige head. Really nice smoke up front, hints of roast and malt behind it. Medium bodied, light coffee and roast with touches of plums before the smoke takes over. Lots of smoke, following through to a long campfire finish. Nicely done.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is molasses-dark malt, wood/roasty/smoky, acidic hops. Taste is chocolate/cocoa-dark malt, wood/roasty/smoky, some earthy hops. Dry. Medium body.
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark stout with a thin lacing moka head. A very plesant peatty chocolate aroma, with light coffee. In mouth, a lightly smoked stout with light sugar, still dry. Light bodied. Tasted at brewpub, Nov. 29, 2008, with Sponge.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown/black beer. Aroma is great. Lots of rich cocoa and a nice dark chocolate nose. Fairly hoppy and roasty bitterness on the back. Well-balanced with a bit of toasted malt and even a bit of smoke. Nice stout.
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From my long lost notes. On tap at the brewpub October, 2003. Served in a pint glass. Pours black with a thin tan head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is again roasted malt and coffee with a bit of chocolate as well. Some light biteerness at the finish. Thin mouthfeel, particularly for a stout.
beer4thepeople (4) - Vershire, Vermont, USA - MAR 3, 2007 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well balanced flavor, complex. A little thin for my taste as a stout. Medium to full body and slightly bitter
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks can be deceiving. I had this recently hand pulled and it looked promising, Very dark color, little carbonation, white creamy head. The flavor was WAY too smokey which covered an otherwise weak malt and hop flavor. Nothing here but texture and look. Disappointing to say the least.