arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap into shaker glass, Flying Saucer, Nashville. Diacetyl anyone? From the first whiff notes of that butterscotchy taint permeated my senses. The diacetyl was present on the first few tastes as well, and I could tell that the buttery slick crappiness was masking some better things underneath. Eventually, I was able to discern some dry coffee flavor, not as rich as in better coffee beers (like Speedway), but nicely developed nonetheless. I guess you could say thereís roastiness here, but itís subtle; itís maybe most noticable as a lingering acridity on the short and uninteresting finish. Dark but not opaque reddish black in the glass with a darkish tan head that was creamy, lace not that sticky kind of slid around on the edge of the glass without attaching. Medium bodied for a stout, it felt hard and slick, kind of filmy, not at all expansive in the mouth and "roomy." I donít know if I just got a bad sample, but I donít really have any desire to try it again.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, thin brown head. Really pronounced coffee aroma, with notes of prune. Tastes a bit sweeter than I was expecting, with nice flavors of coffee and smoked bacon (no, really). Dries out in the finish. Nicely enjoyable stout. Draft at the Flying Saucer, Nashville.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is leather and dark roasted chocolate malt. Mesquite smoky malt flavor with a hop finish. Dark, full-bodied dry palate.
JiminKY (2) - USA - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting stout. Certainly not as heavy as an Imperial, but quite complex. Very smooth, with strong coffee and malt tastes. It almost reminded me of a cup of espresso (especially in the little 5oz glass in the build-your-own sampler at Nashvilleís Flying Saucer). Appearance was a nice dark black, but the subdues lighting in the bar made it difficult to discern subtleties about the appearance. Smell was not as strong as I normally enjoy, but a larger glassful in a quieter setting may be more revealing. Very enjoyable beer that I would certainly recommend if you can find it.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black coloured body with a creamy medium-sized light brown head. Aroma of malt and little else. Full-bodied; Strong tastes of coffee and roasted malt linger throughout the mouthful and some sugar prevails at the end, but a very simple finish. Overall, a nice example of a dry stout, especially from Tennessee! I had this beer on draught at the Flying Saucer in Nashville, Tennessee.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty decent Oatmeal Stout. Nice thick tan head. Mild oatmeal and malty aroma. Kind of watered down and not as thick as I had hoped. But for a local brew in Nashville, a must try! Had this at the Flying Saucer in Nashville, TN!!