CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a frothy full-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with a touch of piny hops and some roastiness. Body starts fairly full and dark malty sweet with some doughy notes and nice, earthy bittering hoppiness toward a lingering rosaty dark chocolate finish. A nice stout.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Tried the cask version and on tap. Somewhat prefer the tap version, so the rating is based on that. The name fits - itís definitely dark, pure black with a thin, tight beige head. Nose is mildly burnt, sweet malt, a spicy whiskey like note. Flavor is roasty, just shy of burnt, mild chocolate bitter, and a light chalkiness. Rather dry chocolatey powder finish. Very good!