00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours out a nice deep black color with a small brown head. Aroma is very nice. Very malty and semi sweet choco. Flavor was not as good as the as the aroma. Very malty flavor, but very dry as well. i found my self gulping this stout. Over all not a bad offering at all. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2007
From the growler brought to the Carolina tasting. Thanks Todd! pour was very black with a balanced roasted malt, chocolate, and creamy flavor. Hops noted, but do not take away from the rich roastiness that makes this beer. Roasty without being bitter. The best beer I have ever had from Carlina Brewery, Impressive. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Growler brought to the Carolina tasting by Libeerian, thanks Todd. I was surprised and also saddened when I saw a big growler full of black beer, and then realized it was not the Foothills Sexual Chocolate. But then I was also surprised, because it was a new stout from a brewery that I have little experience with. It pours just like I would imagine it would, black, with a tan head. Smell is full of roasted and chocolate malt flavors. Some sweetness as well. Taste is dry yet not overly hopped like the CBC Porter was. Smooth and highly drinkable this one was. Better the warmer it got, and at the end of the night, there was some left, so I got another big glass of it. It was really good at almost room temperature. A really fine dry stout for certain. grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2006
This is a dangerously drinkable ale. Jet black liquid. Brown, khaki head. Nose has typical musty dryness. Winey malts and dusty corners make a great dry stout. Not too dry though which was nice. Raisins and peaty dirt. Flavors are suprisingly fruity, but the dry malts lie underneath them creating an inviting and warming drink. Molasses at first and then merlot and then mossy clay. Good beer.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
On tap. Black pour with a thick, foamy brown head. Aroma and flavors are fat roasted malt, with faint notes of bitter chocolate. I thought it was pretty plain - probably what Beamish would taste like without the nitro.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Draught at the brewpub in Chapel Hill. Black with thin brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet. Modertaely carbonated. Wish they would nitrogenate it. BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Draught. Appears opaque black but since Carolina brewery filters their beer, I’m sure some reddish/brown hues would show up on the edges if there were brighter lights in the bar. Head is medium thick and brown but doesn’t last too incredibly long. Aroma is of roasted barley, coffee, caramel, and chocolate with maybe some hops trying to sqeeze their way through. Flavor is roasty, nutty and chocolatey with some upfront caramel sweetness that becomes dry fairly quickly in the finish. Hop bitterness is moderate with, surprisingly, some earthy hop flavor apparent. Body is quite full and silky smooth proving a dry stout doesn’t have to be thin. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Draft at the brewpub: poured black with a thick brown head. Coffee and chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Chocolatey flavor with a nice touch of coffee. Full bodied with a light walnut finish. Good. Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
A solid stout, much better than I initially gave it credit for. Nice sweet opening note with a coffee/roasty body. Great dry finish. Black as can be. Not a bad local to have around. DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
This one is good...excellent as a matter of fact. Pours obsidian with medium dark tan head. Aroma of roasty, toasty malt and chocoff. Very rich taste with chocoff, some roast malt, and hints of anise. Complex and well balanced, with a dry, peuso hoppy finish. World class.