TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Black with thick tan head. Nitrogen evident from the head, but I was dissapointed to miss the head form. Vinous hop aroma mix with roasted malts. Heavy roasted flavours with a hint of chocolate. Sweet and dry finish. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
This was decent enough. nice black color with tannish white head. roasted malts and hopped flavor with a very dry finish. hints of chocolate and coffee, but not too much. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2005
A dark black color indeed with a nice little off white head of course. mild roasted coffee aroma to it, chocolate was a no show, with a body to match. Aight for an irish stout, but no match for a russian. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 31, 2005
Fairly dry taste, with a hint of coffee at the end. Compared to other Irish stouts, I’d say this has a little more flavor, and I would probably consider ordering it again. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pours a dark opaque black with a thick, dense, tan nitro head. Aroma is mild, and semi-roasty with some dry maltiness. Starts lightly sweet with some cooked vegetable flavors turning more dry toward a roasty dark chocolate finish. Done pretty well to style, I guess I’m just not that big a fan of dry stouts.
PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a thick, black tar color with a thick viscous mocha colored head with excellent lacing left on the glass in concentric circles. Has a slightly winey aroma with a wee bit of dirt. Thick, creamy mouthful, coats your mouth. Flavor has strong coffee notes, some trailing chocolate, decent bitterness. Very good brewpub stout. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Draft at brewery: pours black with full beige head. Full roasty aroma. Flavor is full: roasted malt and light chocolate. Slightly sour finish. Good. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
clear black in center, faint mahogany edges. thick creamy dark tan head that lasts pretty long. faint roasted malt aroma. very creamy mouthfeel. raosted malt flavor, a little dry then slightly watery. bitter finish and aftertaste. nice micro-lacing. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Draft at 5 Seasons. My pour of this beer was a small sized light brown head with fine-medium sized bubbles. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The nose was that of coffee and some hops. The flavor was that of chocolate and mild coffee with a smooth and dry mouthfeel. This was a medium bodied beer with an excellent lacing. thedm (6177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 33. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. Dennis, the owner, treated us royally. He kept bringing sample after sample to our table. We were given every courtesy and treated very well. Thanks to their fine staff. This brew poured large creamy head of light brown colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a most excellent lace for a stout and an opaque black body with no visible carbonation. The head was very interesting. After it settled down it appeared mottled with black and light brown foam on top. It was so long lasting it appeared that it would stay foamy forever. It had a very mild coffee aroma and a thin smooth mouthfeel from start to finish. The flavor was mostly of dark malts with some coffee in it. The head was just soooo remarkable! Awesome!