Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Angels and Kings. Pours dark brown, murky, with a nitrous, dense and creamy tan head. Pleasant aroma of dark, roasted malts and light cocoa. Mildly sweet flavor, with a nice, roasty character. Some bitterness further dries out what is already a dry experience. Medium bodied with soft, extremely fine carbonation. Very creamy and velvety. At 3.7%, this is a miraculously tasty beer and an absolute delight to the sessioner in all of us. It’s hard to believe this beer clocks in at just over a 3.
Travlr (10063) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown. Nearly black, off white head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is coffee, slight cocoa, black pepper. Nice.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Live rate in the Philly airport. Nearly black, creamy nitro head. Nice dry and toasty aroma with hints of coffee and charcoal. Flavor tastes like a super ashy Guinness. Barely ok.
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro… Almost black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly tanned head that never dissipates. When I held it up to light I saw ruby sparkles around the edges of the glass. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma with lesser notes of smoke and charcoal. Light to medium-bodied and a touch creamy with only a whisper of carbonation. Acrid, burnt, lightly tangy flavor - a touch thin. Bland, dry finish.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a dark and deep brown with an averaged sized tan head. aromas of roast, chocolate, and light coffee. Tastes of roast, vanilla, light coffee (iced latte), and light chocolate. Light lacing left on the glass. Thinner body.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black beer with a thick creamy nitro head. Aroma is very roasty. Lots of bright cocoa. Nice and roast with a kiss of acidic malts. Lean-bodied, toasty and roast. It finishes with a kiss of fruit on the back. It’s a pretty solid dry stout really.
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria, VA. Pours a deep ruby with a one finger tan nitro head. Aroma is light and subdued but roasty, cocoa. Taste is light to medium bodied with cocoa, malted milk balls, and some chocolate covered strawberries. Sweet, refreshing flavor rather than heavy roasted, typical stouts flavors. Clean finish. Lackluster but enjoyable.
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on nitro at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a reddish brown color with a large tan head that lasts forever. Aroma of faint roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. The taste is bitter roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied. Fairly decent.
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monkey Bar in Philadelphia/5 year anniversary. Pours black with Guinness-like nitro thick brown everlasting head. Nose/taste is roasted chocolate, dark malt and dark chocolate. Medium body.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask pint at Zeno’s Real Ale Fest. Thin tan head on a cola colored dark brown body. Thin coffee and burnt/char aromas, with heavy notes of old, soggy coffee in the nose. Texture is very weak and thin by cask beer standards, with heavily astringent coffee and chocolate and char, with more of that old, stale coffee ground note. Finishes thin, weak and wet. This is really a terrible beer to offer on cask, and it didn’t sit well in my stomach at all.