DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Black color. First pour was about 8-9 fingers of frothy head. This took forever to fill my glass up. Retention was reasonably good, but not any lacing.
4.0 S: Smells like there’s a lot of sourish lactose in here. Soft roastiness with even softer chocolate and molasses. Simple, but nice.
3.5 T: Again, seems like some lactose in here. Second strongest flavors are semi-sweet chocolate, roasted barley, and a touch of molasses. Relatively simple again, but not as nice as in the nose.
2.5 M: Lighter medium body. Way, way, way too much carbonation, but this doesn’t surprise based on the pour. It’s BMC level carbonation and frankly distracted from my overall enjoyment of the beer. Too carbonated to be smooth.
3.0 D: Not a great beer, but not a bad one either...if the carbonation was fixed.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-26-2010 01:53:03 daknole (11048) - 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. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle shared by Dak. Black and opaque with tight tan head. Metallic aroma is fully of lead. The flavors are similarly lead-laden and paltry. Unfortunately, not liking it. jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bottle from beervirgin72). Black color. Huge tan head. Light coffee aroma. Light coffee and light alcohol flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
My Bottom Line:
nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate seem to be drowning in a picklish flavor which must be the result of a slowly developing infection.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Expansive carbonation might also be a result of this rising infection.
-The body was strangely thin.
-This is the first time I get a bad Buckeye bottle. Their beers are so wonderful that this experience won’t stop me from getting more of their brews, if I can get some, that is...
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some clumping beige head. Nose is chalky, dark chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, malts, bread, more chalk. Medium bodied, chalky finish. Very heavy carbonation detracts from the experience as well. clingman71 (300) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Bottle. First let me say that I really like Buckeye Brewing. I have been there several times. They brew some excellent IPAs. Due to my good experiences with Buckeye, I had high expectations for this beer. It is labeled as a "foreign stout", which conjures up images of big bold Russian Imperials to me. This was much more in the style of an Irish Stout( which short of St Patrick’s Day, I can do without), and even in Irish style is a poor example. I see that they add oatmeal to give it a creamy taste. It wasn’t creamy, it was thin and lifeless. It poured very dark with a brownish head. It had little aroma. Simply put, THIS BEER IS BLAND! No roastiness, no chocolate flavors, no hints of coffee, no real flavor to impress in any way. Buckeye is better than this!!!!!!! Oakes (19409) - 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.