gripweed57 (2462) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2017 Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A bad beer. Pours out thin and the weak head dissapates quickly (though not due to any excessive alcohol). It has an unfermented palate--a raw, wet grain flavor that reminds me of postum. No zip, syrupy and yet thin (nice trick). Avoid it.
From old tasting notes. Opaque black color. Small creamy beige head. Rich smoky malt aroma. Creamy sweet roasted malt flavor. Nice underlying smokiness. Big chewy malty stout. mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
I know this brewery is discontinued, but I feel I should pay some respects. From memory I always liked this beer. Of course I was in my early 20s and new to the craft beer idea. These guys were one of my first introductions.
NOTE: I am rating the average as not to affect the overall percentile. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
12oz bottle-A black body with a tan head and an aroma of chocolate. Taste of the same with the chocolate being very prominent. Good tasting stout. I miss this brewery. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/08/1998AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Source: Total Beverage, DC
black, scant tan head, sweet malt aroma, strong chocolate malt flavor, slight bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Old notes. Dark, tan head that thins quickly; opaque black/brown color. Intense chocolate aroma with a touch of dryness and some hazelnuts. A slightly sour chocolately, sweet character (probably from too low a pH). Finishes sweet with a slight roast character. More of a porter than a stout.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2005
How did you find this one Shag? It wasnt bad but the bottle was probably old. It was chocolatey more than anything. A bit watery but not bad at all. RIP. Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2004
How I managed to stumble across this is beyond me. But low and behold there was a lonely 6 pack sitting on the shelf. The beer poured like motor oil. Dark black appearance with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Its slighty bitter with a heavy chocolate taste. Some sourness is present in the aftertaste. Not a bad stout at all. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Dark as night color. Minimal head. Malty aroma. Rich chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Soft on the palate, not much texture from a stout. Very drinkable though. jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Black beer with a thin, oily film on top. Strong roasted nose with big hints of vinegar. Dark bitter chocolate tastes but also burnt caramel sweetness. Decent, but disjointed. And now its gone. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Nice deep dark choolate syrup/motor oil pour. Fresh, molasses, pruney like aroma, bit of chocolate to sweeten it up. Thick, dark pour with a caramel color head and a fair amount of lacing. Excellent stout flvaor - hint of bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee. Flavor does not let up throughout the entire 12 oz - does not sour or bitter up. Overall - an excellent stout! Thanks Aurelius for this one.