RobertDale (6570) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with an average tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of coffee. Decent. markas101 (2468) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Cola appearance. Burnt malt aroma. Mild flavour. Not much chocolate. Still mostly roasted malt. PorterPounder (8086) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 12 oz bottle. Deep, dark, sable black pour with some purple tints. Light mocha colored head that clings to the edge of the glass.Aroma is mellow, light coffee and chocolate, a touch of creosote. Flavor has a touch of creosote, some bittersweet dark chocolate notes, a touch of day old coffee. Nice warming mouthfeel, decent chalkiness, improves as it warms. dfinney23 (3366) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Chocolaty but not as rich and complex as the best examples of the style. A little thin. wombat23 (1510) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark malt, roast. Taste is roast, dark malt, chocolate notes, lactose.
darbeer75 (911) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma: classic stout dry dankness; Appearance: pitch black with thin, offwhite head that lingers; Taste: follows nose; nothing extraordinary, but a nice, solid stout; Palate: heavy body with short, dry finish; Overall: not my favorite style but good example. Would probably not get again. seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Poured from a cool squatty brown bottle into a nonic pub glass. Medium dark reddish brown colour with weak, fast fading head, no lace. Less dark then most stouts. Less toasty and roasty then typical stouts too, more of a caramelly brown ale plus subdued cacao nibs taste. Some grainy, bready, fruity aromas which were less pronounced in the flavour. Not even much chocolate flavour. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, crystal malt aftertaste. Okay, not great. An easy-drinker but a missed opportunity as a chocolate stout. libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Pours black with a thin brown head. Spotty lacing. Lot of dark chocolate with some caramel in the Aroma. Flavor is lots of dark chocolate with some char. Thin body. Oily texture. Extremely dry finish. Not good. shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Cherry, chocolate malt, and grass aroma. Very dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet tart cherry, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Dry finish. Very good. JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Clear mahogany brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel and metal. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a caramel finish.