strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 Appearance is dark chocolate with a light almond colored head. Has an aroma of roasted coffee. Taste has a tinge of yeast and a hint of chocolate, but roasted flavor dominates. A very dry but steady finish and suprisingly light. This is a great stout for the price, but a little dry for my tastes.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good amount of chocolate in the aroma.Pours dark with a medium head.Lots of coffee and chocolate in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a big chocolate finish.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full-flavored, solid stout. Excellent head and appearance with, of course, a deep black coloring. A strong, roasted quality that stays long enough to savor and enjoy.
jrob21 (3586) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a stout, tastes like a stout but doesnít quite smell like a stout. Taste is big on the roasted malt flavors. Some bittersweet chocolate hiding in there too. Very smooth drink. Slightly sweet but not overpowering. The roasted flavors last for a while after you are done with this one. Good, well balanced, stout.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark dark brown almost black with foamy tan head and alot of lacing, pretty good coverage around the glass. Aroma is very light, a sweet nutty aroma with hints of chocolate. Feels pretty thick in your mouth but not filling in your stomach. Dark chocolate flavor, creamy, coffee and molassas. Finishes with a nice solid bitter, not lasting.
alexanderj (3602) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color was a deep black; a creamy light brown head. Aroma of molasses, coffee, and roasted malt undertones. Aroma is much of the same; medium bodied. Fairly straight forward, would have liked more complexity. Good beer to have on hand.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was a deep black. The head was fizzy and medium brown. The aroma was roasty, coffee, and malasses. The flavor was roasted, bitter, and waxy. The palate was little carbonation and the finish was warm and a little bitter.
emacgee (4659) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Trade with brewblackhole. The color is a very deep murky black. The head is thin, creamy, and tan. The flavor is sweet, has hints of light citrus, and has a slight burnt popcorn taste. Lacks the complexity I expected but delivers all the same. The palate is crisp and burnt with small carbonation. The finish is warming with aparent roast.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of turdferguson (the brother-in-law). Pours a very dark brown-black with a slight reddish hue. Light brown head with nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee with a little fruitiness. Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor with some hints of cherry. Nice hop bitterness for balance. Great brew!
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black color with a dark brown head that quickly dissipates. Burnt/roast and cocoa aromas dominate. The carbonation is not apparent on the palate, and the mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Taste is smooth throughout - roasted flavors are assertive in the finish and there is a little sweet/spice turn in the finish that may be the brewerís licorice. For a straight-up stout, this is an excellent beer and if it comes to FL, itíll be a constant presence in the fridge.