Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pitch black ale served on nitro and looking just like it. It offers a rather clean, roasted aroma with the quite typical gazy dark chocolate tones more than coffee. Dry on the palate. Medium bodied and creamy textured. I don’t know what to think, rather weak-flavoured, but muted from the nitro obviously.
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blind Tiger. Pours near black with a creamy nitro head. Light roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Roasted malty flavor, light chocolate with an earthy hint. Slight acidity. Pretty true to the dry stout style.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught - at Cole’s. Near black pour, solid lasting creamy nitro head. Dry, slightly lactic aroma - mild, with cocoa and light peat or even a hint of smoke. Can really taste the nitro effect, but I will try not to hold that against it - it’s dry, herbal, deeply roasty, nice soft graininess - hardly any alcohol presence at all, very smooth. Creamy, mildly carbonated, ever so slightly acidic, with a quick, dry finish ---- easy to drink, more or less sessionable - not bad.
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY. Looks great! Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size lasting creamy tan head. Nice lacing. Mild aroma (but served quite cold) of dry roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Dry flavour of roasted malt and roasted coffee along with a hint of chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. A simple yet solid Stout, easy to drink -- I quite enjoyed it.
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a pint glass. On nitro. The aroma is hay, tannins, husks, grain, and not much. The flavor is extremely watery with meat, smoke, and not much else.
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Coles, Buffalo NY> Dark brown/black casading pour. Tan guinness like head. Dry roasted malt aroma. Taste is same as aroma. Decent mouthfeel, nice sessionable stout
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On nitro at the Brewers Pizza, one of the last before we jetted .. . pours a deep brown with a great creamy head, medium lacing .. . light mouth of course .. . some engine oil and burnt grain .. . boo! not that good .. . . i love the mothman prophecies!!!
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Exceptional cascade of a head on this nitro pour. The firm white head clings heartily as it recedes. Very light roasty aroma. Likewise in flavor, this is a restrained example ... lightly roasty, a hint of coffee-laced bitterness. Quite drinkable. (#3194, 11/10/2007)
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the Binnys SL Taproom (Chicago, IL). Pours a well blackened pour, near opaque, some ruby edges, with a frothy nitro head, tannish light pour laces well. Aromas are some decent roasty malts, touches of floral hops, some soda bread, toast and bread. A decent roast for such a light stout. Initial is lighter bodied, mellow with light roast, toast, dry soda bread, some mellow floral hops, bitterness and creaminess from the nitro clash well. This goes down way too easy. Light and airy, nothing overbearing with toasted oats, roasted malts, a faint touch of coffee. Some creaminess, faint cocoa, light dry roasty slightly bitter finish. A lighter stout, not complex but balanced and easily quaffed. Sadly, didn’t try this till the middle of April.. Till the next year. For a beer that is .5% ABV less than a Macro Light lager, this is nice.
PorterPounder (5556) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - The Distillery - on tap. Dark black pour, nice, thick, creamy mocha colored head that leaves nice lacing. Somewhat of a neutral aroma with some fresh lake accents thrown in there for good measure. Flavor has some hints of dark chocolate, some fresh black earth, and a hint of coffee in the back end. Nice, dry chalky mouthfeel. Very solid stout.