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 (3605) - 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 (4672) - 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.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours black with a thin tan head that disappears quickly, leaving only a slight ring around the edge. smells sweet, malty and chocolaty. excellent creamy taste with little carbonation. hints of chocolate and coffee perfectly blended with only a hint of bitterness at the very end. overall, an awesome beer.
BigBeer45 (1508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Bottle, Batch 8874, pours black into the glass and gave me a medium sized dark tan bubbled head, some sediment in the bottle, aromas of dark roasted malt, dry dark chocolate, dark brown sugar, burnt sugar and caramel, has hints of smoke and/or burnt malt, and nut fragrances in the background, this stout has lots of dark roasted malt flavor with a decent hop and malt roast bitterness on the palate, some dark bitter chocolate and licorice in the background, has a hint of dark caramel and chocolate sweetness, has a pronounced dry finish with some bitterness, nice mouth feel, this is a full roasted flavored stout that is pretty dry on the tongue and has little sweetness, I prefer stouts with a little more sweetness in the flavor, if you like big flavored dry stouts you will love this.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pretty much black with a small tan head. Aroma of raw smokey malts and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is light smokey malts, some roasted nutty coffee effects also with a slight bitter finish.
jimhilt (2602) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a five finger brown head that fades to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose. Starts with a roasted/burnt chocolate flavor, some sweetness, nice stout. $1.89 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In.