kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: November 08, 2008
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted, dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, growing touch of dark chocolate, mostly dry with just a bit of milky sweetness, light bitterness other than the roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on nitro at the brewery. Deep mahogany pour with solid dark tan head. Aroma is roasty mocha. Flavor is nice up front, bitter coffee, lactic acidity, sweetness, with a dry finish. I found the body to be very watery though, despite the nitro.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on nitro-pours a rich retaining tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/chocolate, roasty, secondary acidic/earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-molasses/chocolate, ashy/roasty, secondary acidic/earthy hops. Finishes with coffee after taste.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black pour with tight tan head and lace. (cask) Light chocolate malt on the nose. Powdery cocco flavor with a good hard/medium bitter. Thin and slightly water. A beer that had a bit of an ashy texture. Overall pretty good. I will try again not on cask.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Nashville beer festival. Aroma was coffee and chocolate. Flavor was roasty with a dry finish. I would like a little more body in this beer.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at mello mushroom in franklin,tn
pours black with nice tan head.low carb,nice roast coffe/chocolate nose,roast malty very light bitter finish.very nice stout I could drink a few of these!
reddragon (29) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Draught at Village Co-op in Nashville. Surprising, sweet, mellow, toasty. Good mouthfeel, though not creamy. Laces well, beautiful color (black). Heehe. Good stout.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mellow Mushroom in Murfreesboro. Black in the glass with a creamy tan head that leaves decent lacing. Nice smokey aroma with chocolate malt background. The flavor was of coffee, milk chocolate, and lightly smoked. Medium body. An awesome Tennessee offering. Needs to be bottled!
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the brewroom the other night for the first time in about a year and had forgotten how good this stout is. It has a different type of tast than most stouts and is hard to describe. A nice smoky aroma and nice roasty taste.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma features dry cocoa and toasted/roasted malts. Flat black body with a thick mocha head. Mild roast elements appear first on the initial sip then chocolate, grainy cereal notes tastes more like a sweet stout than a dry stout though it certainly has a coarser and thicker mouthfeel than a SS. Not truly a bad beer, but it seems to stray pretty far from the Dry Stout recipe book.