SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(br-btl, cm/br-lbl, Ram Brewery London, 12oz, 5.2%)
opq-bk, thin-br-head, crmy-med-body, §co2, patchy-lace, ^full flavor and texture
earthy §smoked §alchl §lcrc aroma,
T1 sweet §burnt-malt earthy-hop
T2 chclt-malt §straw §bitter
T3 §chrcl §hop-bitter mostly-dry
drowland (5683) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into an English pint glass. The pour is dark black with some light through the edges. The aroma is some sweet with a dash of sour and a good drop of salty soy. The flavor has many layers, starting with sweet and a bit of sour followed by chocolate, salty soy, and smooth cream. The mouthfeel is carbonated but smooth and slick, going down easy.
illidurit (1948) - Sonora, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with a handsome ecru head. Aroma is toasty and roasty, lots of breads and grains and coffee. Flavor is dark chocolate and black coffee with a medium roasted bitterness and a light acidity. Mouthfeel is light but moussey in texture, making it easy to drink.
zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: A decent brew, but I wasn’t all that impressed. Pretty brew and nice roasted malts, prunes, licorice, some nuttiness and soy sauce. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A decent brew, but their double chocolate stout is much better.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro-keg pour is solid black with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is hard to get through the thick creaminess but upon settling there is oat and chocolate malt. Taste is nut, oat, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Texture is thicker than a lot of nitrogen beers and taste is rich and full. Nutty malty finish.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with a tall, dark brown head. Fine and foamy. Slightly burnt, milky aroma. Very rich flavor, not overly burnt, but good roasted malt. Creamy, slightly milky but not sweet. A dry finish, though not at all overpowering. A good stout, but not really that interesting, especially compared to the double chocolate. It is smooth and easy to drink, though, with a decent balance.
njbfr (110) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is nice and toasty with a light malty backbone. Slight nuttiness as well. Roasted malt up front that’s not entirely pleasant but has a good creamy mouthfeel and a nutty finish which is nice. Solid but there’s better for the money.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasted malt and date aroma, not very strong. Black pour, thick tan head, good glass adherence. Dry, comfortable mouthfeel. Bland tasting. Bark and charcoal are barely discernible beyond midpalate and hints of cola are on the front. There is improvement as the glass warms, but it never quite does it for me.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very nice, chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, hops. The appearance is true to the style, dark brown, tan head. The flavor is a little dissapointing: raosted malts, soy, molasses. Unexpectedly thin mouthfeel, really detracts form the experience. The finish is non existent, just some fleeting roasty flavor. This beer started out strong when opened, and went downhill from there.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and liqourice. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and oat.