Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Somewhat dull and flat. Very dark brown colour. There’s sort of a burnt toffee note to this, but also some inappropriate phenols. It’s extra roasty and astringent with a hint of soy sauce. It’s big, but has little going for it. No real complexity, and the flavours and aromas do not correspond with any foreign stout I’ve ever had. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2005
Tasted at MRAF in Columbus. Poured a dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma was grassy with roasted tone. Flavor was more complex with coffee and roasted malt but kept the grassy earthy finish. Interesting stout. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Black body topped by brown head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, cherry, some herby. Taste is sweet, chocolate cherry, herbal, some anise. Body has carbonation-induced lightness on the tongue. I don’t like how the flavors coalesce. bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle from Secret summer santa. Almost black and opague. Pours a huge head. Roast, coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Just a bit creamy mouthfeel. Cappuccino and ash in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, well balanced beer. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, toasted oats and light coffee.
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Cask version at Barley’s 3rd Annual Mini RAF (04/16/05): Dark, black appearance with a thin and foamy light brown head that lasts and lasts. Abnormally hoppy nose, to the point where a blind aroma test would make it hard to pick this one out of a crowd of IPAs. Some coffee aroma as well. Rich body and again the bitter hops rush out of the beer. I could taste the Stout underneath - Coffee, chocolate and malt flavors were there but they were hiding like a cat under the bed after it knocked your favorite pint glass off the counter and broke it. After having said that, this is a damn good beer, probably my favorite of the day. While this version pretty much breaks category it’s hard to nitpick when it tastes so damn good. The amalgam of styles is a controlled chaos that just works. The finish is long and bitter and consists mostly of roasted coffee. I’d love to have this again.
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
12/26/02 (4.1): Thanks to alcfron for this 22oz beast. Mammoth is an apt name for this beer, it is big and...tusky! Pours almost black with a medium thin beige head. Strong coffee aroma, especially as it warms. So far so good. Strong roasted coffee flavor over chocolate, malt and caramel. A very good blend. While not overly rich or robust, this is an easy-drinking Stout.
22oz bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with a huge sized light brown head. Aromas of smoke, light dark fruits, light chocolate, and roast. Tastes of smoke, roast, and some caramel. Lively and fizzy body agreeing with the initial pour that this one is way too over carbonated. j12601 (11819) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Zach at Andy’s New Year’s Par-tay! Pours a deep black with a fairly large dense mocha head. Roast and plum and sweet cocoa. Medium bodied, cocoa and chocolate. A bit of oxidization, cocoa and plum. Long roast and bitterness into the finish. Dusty bitter chocolate on the finish. hopscotch (11088) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Bottle... DLD06... Rating #1500... Pitch black ale with a fizzy, brown head. The nutty, roasty aroma is a cyclone of chocolate, hazelnut and smoke. Malty-rich flavor. Lightly sweet and silky smooth. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes smoky and dry. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty as hell with some smoke, chocolate and an odd chemical note. Flavor is very thin, watery and way over roasted. This beer fails to come together. Overrated by far.