Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this with the brewmaster himself. Opaque black body, steady brown head, releasing chocolate malt and earthy aromas. Oysters are not detectable as they impart a mineral quality and nothing else. Rich, dynamic coffee and chocolate flavor bolstered by hidden fruit and grain, fairly light bodied (very porter-like), goes down buttery smooth. Malty and complex while managing to avoid ever becoming sickly sweet, with a moderate coffee finish, lacking the ever-so-slight bitterness my mouth was expecting. Near perfect otherwise.
jcartamdg (2331) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, molasses and alcohol. Taste follows, quite bitter, like bakers chocolate and bitter coffee
JStax (3421) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is dry, ashy, mildly roasty. The taste has subtle sweetness and roast. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not bad.
njnut (325) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As someone who enjoys stouts I was put off by this one in the pour. I poured from bottle into English pint and the cola brown stout with a fan head seemed on the thin side of med body. The lighter roasted malt, leather and chocolate aromas put me off to. About half way through to glass though I started to change my mind. The amazing drink ability of this stout after a winter of harder tastes makes this the perfect spring change over beer for me. Taste was same as aroma.
joejames (286) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black with a deep red hue. Frothy two finger brown head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly roasted black patent malt. Taste is bittersweet with most of the bitterness coming from the dark malts. Medium bodied, adequate carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter. Tasting notes of chocolate malt, vanilla, weak coffee and roast. Nice, basic, easy drinking stout.
HeadyDE (550) - Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap offering, could have sworn i rated this before, but guess not..pours like a guinness with some nitro action eventually settling to a medium black color with a foamy tan head atop..nose is roasted stout goodness..easy drinking for sure..low abv..could definitely have a few..smooth chocolate milk character to it..good local stout
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Cola Brown. Sweet roasted barley aroma. Malty taste with notes of chocolate and coffee. Mild hop finish.
Maxbier (589) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown opaque with one finger brown head. Aroma is big roast barley. Flavor is heavily roasted lightly malted. Cocoa bitterness for balance. Finish is dry with slight bitterness. Nice.
Iphonephan (4002) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro draft at Soacebar Falls Church VA. Pours a clear dark cola with a creamy tan head. Aroma of burnt toast and chocolate. Flavors of leather and nuts. Bitter finish.
j12601 (7355) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Earth. Pours a deep cola brown with a medium sized tan head. Big sweet chocolate with soft vanilla. Melting milk chocolate. On the thin side of medium, but probably just from the nitro. Tart raisin and chocolate, soft cocoa. Lingering chocolate, but goes downhill.
EithCubes (5185) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 5100th rating. Bottle. Nose is lightly musty/meaty, as at some Sushi bars, but that resides somewhat and leaves a sticky trail of dark chocolate and heavy dark roast -- interesting. Dark brown-black that’s pitch in the glass, medium -sized light brown head. Light-medium body, nice level of carbonation, it’s roast and dark chocolate, notes of scorch and char that pleasantly dot the way through the finish, but there’s very little (I think) bitterness and true enjoyment of the roast/blackness doesn’t really come until a pint or so in. Thankfully it’s semi-dry, and only lightly acrid, with pleasant creamy suggestions and a subdued fresh hop character that rounds off the edges nicely. Profile is something of an upscaled Brawler. All told, a bit strange, but a potential go-to American stout.