Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Tap at CCB, courtesy of SeaBass. Nearly black, large head. Aroma has chocolate and nutmeg. Taste is very Guinness-like, but better, dry, dark and complex. Nice one. cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at the brewery... Deep black... Thick tan head... Dark roast... Big roast chocolate nose... Dark malts... Light dry chocolate roast... brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: An almost black pour with a small tan head.
S: Not an overly complex nose on this. Certainly quite roasty and heavy on the coffee with maybe a hint of earth to it.
T: A very intense roast, almost charred, flavor with plenty of coffee and a mild acidity. A pleasant bitterness and just a hint of chocolate.
M: Medium in body with a full and tingly carbonation. A nice dry finish to it, which is one of my favorite aspects of the style.
D: A nice easy drinking stout and one of the better offerings from Cigar City I’ve had to this point. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, light coffee and light bakers cocoa. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish. Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at CCB. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasty, light smoke, earth, light meatiness and toffee. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, toast, coffee grinds, earth, bitter cocoa and mild acidity with a very dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine-moderate carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and very drinkable stuff.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some roast, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, earthy. Medium body. Very nice dry stout -- really bummed I didn’t spot the pun in the name until someone said it aloud. BeerandBlues2 (13308) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma is moderate chocolate malt, leathery yeast, and medium earthy hops. Flavor is medium, chocolate, leathery yeast, moderate bitter earthy hops, and lacto sweetness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and smooth texture. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
(Growler) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, black licorice, coffee, chocolate, and peat. Flavor of rich chocolate, raisins, dates, coffee, and subtle vinous with a dry, bittersweet finish. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Sample at the tap room (as Hillsborough River Dry Stout). The beer is flat black with a thin beige head that dissipates to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of coffee with a touch of chocolate malt. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. The finish is dark chocolate up front with a lingering roast aftertaste. Above average overall. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, lighter roastiness, and some earth. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, and some caramel.