tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
There is no head or lacing on this stout (poured from bottle). There is definitely a roasted malt aroma and taste to it, the problem is, it tastes like a generic stout. The only thing good to use this beer for is a cheap black and tan. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
The appearance of this beer combines a dark brown color with a medium tan head that fades quickly, and the aroma combines chocolate malts with roasted ones. The taste fuses a mild umami and a touch of bitterness and sweetness, and the palate combines an average carbonation, slick texture, medium body, and a definite long roasted finish. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a very dark brown with slight ruby highlights and short lived, light tan head. The nose has a bit of roast with a slight vegetal note. The flavor has a weird sourness to it with a little nuttiness and slight burnt notes. Dry finish. Similar to Guinness but given the options, I’ll take a Guinness instead. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a very dark brown color with a large tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate and the faintest bit of roast. The taste is chocolate and mild hops. Thin and watery. nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12 oz. Opaque with a covering of sticky foam. Mild nose of coffee, char, caramel and a dash of orange zest. Taste is caramel apple, sour berry, bittersweet chocolate, with a touch of char on the finish. Medium body is soft and well balanced, but is a tad too fizzy with medium-high carbonation.
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottles from Capone’s and Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours burnt sienna with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is roasty charred black patent malt, mild cacao, choc malt, hops. Tastes of charred black malt, mild cacao, dry with some hops. Comes off as a hoppy black lager, and a watery one at that. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Poor is a inky black with a small tan head. Aroma is actually a pretty decent roast with an ever so slight coffee. Flavor is much weaker. A very minor roast with some dirty malt and a bit of sourness. Probably should not get the low rating it has. Just slightly above par b/c of the nice aroma it gave off. Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
Soft, nutty roast aroma with ale overtones. Good packaging, inky beer, an almost purple tan head. Dry, lightly acidic roast flavor, slight nuttiness. Medium-light body, frothy mouthfeel. Sessionable, but it won’t put hair on your chest. ABC, Betton. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
The 12 oz bottle poured dark mahogany, looking near black in my snifter. The modest tan head soon reduces to a thin partial coat and a ring that leaves spotty lacing.
The earthy aroma is mostly just from roasted grain, although there is a hint of hops.
Taste: rather simple and mild, with minimal (for style) dark roasted grain but some earthy, peppery, and mildly bitter hops that lead to a fairly good finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: medium-thin body with relatively lively, medium carbonation and a slighly dry finish.
Overall: a mild and simple but acceptable stout that is a bit weak on flavor, jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
bass ale, black & tan - pub kit,,,, 3-pale ales, 3-stouts,,, caramel, chocolate, toast, roasty, black, frothy, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,