StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan white head that disappears quickly. A weak nose of some faded coffee. Taste was of some weak watery coffee with some tobacco bitter ending flavor. This one is thin and watery. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle pours a deep red with a thin tan head and lacing. Scent is roasted malt. Taste is roasty with a hint of coffee and chocolate. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Shared at Pre-Sex. Pours dark black with one finger of mocha tan head. Nose shows bakers chocolate with some coffee grounds and burnt grain. Flavor is bitter and chocolaty with some roasty coffee and dark grain. Palate is bitter and roasty. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Typical stout pour with a beige head. Lots of campfire and deadwood in the nose with hints of lactic creaminess and roast. The flavor is much the same, demonstrating a light body and ample carbonation. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Dark brown pour, beige head. Aroma and flavor both hold smoked wood, lactic sweetness, and some roast. Light and not too complex, but pretty good.
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Thanks to kubrick215
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with faint mahogany edges and a two finger frothy beige head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lace.
Surprisingly hoppy with lots of earthy pine in the nose contrasting the roster and silky chocolate malt. Hints of caramel, oatmeal, toffee and coffee bean contrasting the earthy character.
Again, this is surprisingly hop forward with a lot of earthy pine needle and subtle sweet citrus notes. The crystal malt is actually used as the balancing element here. crystal malt backbone with subtle hints of chocolate, oatmeal and toffee. A bit too hoppy for my liking with not enough f a malt presence for the style.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Dark color with a tan head. aroma pleasant and inviting with heavy roast on the verge of smokey. Chocolate malts, light citrus, chalk, hops. toffee and grains dry bittersweet finish MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
dark brown, thin wispy white head, lightly oily. Off, lightly lactic nose, bit oxidized. Thin body, roast heavy, light milk and iron through the finish. Drying, sticky body. Wood. nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
22oz bottle pours an opaque black with a soft, off white head. Nice toasty nose, dark bread, coffee grounds, brown sugar, a little molasses, sweet, malty. Flavor is nice, brown sugar, malty, toasted brown bread, coffee. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very drinkable. Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
22 ounce bottle, not sure who brought this one to the DC/Baltimore gathering. Metallic taste, otherwise unremarkable.