kassner (1437) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 I ordered this at Jean bonnet, and thought it was storm King but told they were out. This is anice knock off of Guiness but no Storm king. little to no hops, lighter in color and taste, oily, no head and hints of smoked salmon.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on draft-and it poured a dark black color with a nice tan head.Aromas were the usual-coffee,malt and chocolate.Flavors also had coffee,roasted malt and light caramel.Nice,easy drinking offering,considering the abv is only 3.7%..Not too bad.
bp (830) - Queens, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery: pours a dark black with a big frothy head, aroma of coffee and malt, taste is dry with some malt and coffee flavors though both are fairly subtle, watery mouthfeel from a beer that looks like it would be pretty heavy. Pretty good interpretation of the style.
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark and lovely, but its charms end there. Standard watery stout with a hint of caramel, and more water.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a medium sized beige head that fades. The nose is roast, chocolate and brown sugar. The flavor is dry with roast, light chocolate and light molasses. Medium/light body is soft with light carbonation.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Descent beer. Had on tap at the brewery. Nice creamy head. Roasted coffee, malt and just a small chocolate note. Finish was just a bit stronger with the hops then i like ths style to be. Definately a solid beer but not my favorite in the style. Tastes good but would not go out of my way to buy it.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Pours black with the creamiest head Ive seen. It didnt even look like bubbles, just some thick liquid. Aroma is roast coffee. There is a light sweetness at first and a hint of coffee on the finish. A little too watery.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery: Very black pour with an inch of pure cream head. Appearance is identical to guiness. Small roasted, smokey, coffee aroma. The body is very thin. Tastes like roasted malts at first with a little creamy earthy flavors and then a light coffee finish.
argo0 (12322) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Clear red-black body with medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, mild, light chocolate, roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast/coffee, light chocolate. Smooth light-medium body, somewhat watery, very drinkable.
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dry stout with low alcohol and tons of malts that are pleasantly unrefined malts. Oats, malt, grains, barley -- all with a nice roast. Not as smooth as many stouts in the category. Light coffee and bitter chocolate, with some light fruiting from the hops.