bigrobman (20) - Knox-Vegas, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Rich coffee notes that hang on the nose, with an appropriate bitter that is essential to the stout. Absolute Picturesque mocha/caramel head that rises with dense, gathering bubbles through the moonless-night stout... this is how nitrogen is supposed to pour. The warm smokey body fills your mouth, and works your tastebuds over for a stout. As it warms your tongue and you prepare for the impending bitter accompanied with the roasted malts,,,,, BAM! you’re sucker punched by a malty, cocoa sweetness of dark chocolate. Just enough to hand-walk the coffee notes out the back of your mouth leaving you wanting more before the glass reaches the bar top. nearbeer (5606) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Draft at C&G Pub. Opaque with a creamy, mostly lasting head. Nose of chicory herb, coffee, marshmallow and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is very similar with just the right touch of soured milk and char to balance. Super smooth, medium-heavy body is an easy drinker. Bravo SMB! I think this one should be in the "Foreign Stout" category though. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
sample at Crown & Goose, Knoxville, TN
pours black, mocha head.
aroma and taste, roasted malts, with hints of lactic sweetness, some caramel.
abv seems a little warming and hints to some chocolate and coffee.
Simple, yet a fine dry stout. astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Black. Very creamy, long tan head. Aroma: Dark chocolae. Flavor: Roasted dark chocolate, coffee. Coffee finish.
This was better than I expected. Tmoney99 (14982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Draft at Crown & Goose. Poured black color with an average nitro creamy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate and coffee malty aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Draft at the Crown & Goose during half price pints and half price fish and chips Mondays. Dark black with a creamy two finger tan head. Typical creamy nitro stout head retention and nice film of lacing remains with each sip. Coffee aromas, roasty and slight chocolate. Taste is fresh ground coffee beans, very earthy roasty body and a lingering hop and roasted malt bitterness. Like Suttree says, the best of the bunch at this restaurant. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pretty clearly the standout of the Crown & Goose line up. Black, with a dense brown head. Aroma is both fruity, with notes of figs and raisin, and roasty like burnt toast. Flavor continues along those lines, with fruity notes at first, then some roasty notes, too. I’m usually leery of Nitro stouts, but this was nicely rich. I ended up having a few of these. NachlamSie (3572) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Draught. Pours a dark ruby/black with a tall, everlasting tan head. The nose is oaty, creamy, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla wafers. The mouthfeel is very creamy which works quite well with the flavors present. The strongest character here is dark chocolate along with more hints of coffee, oats, shredded coconut. I would not consider this a particularly roasty stout, but it is enjoyable indeed. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On tap. A dark almost black pour with tight creamy head. Aroma was a bit overwhelmed by the resturant aromas but it was not bad.Flavor of toasted malt and a hint of bitter coffee. It was creamy but a tad thin. A decent bitter finish. Better as it warms. Very drinkable. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours black, with a long lasting thick tan head.
Roasty aroma, cocoa powder, bitter chocolate.
The flavor is chocolate and roast malt delivered on a smooth dry palate. Enough roast malt bitterness to keep this from being a sweet, hard to drink stout. After a sample, we ordered a pitcher.