JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
On tap at Milltown, Carrboro. Hefty dark brown pour with slight sediment. Nose of sharp roasted malts, char, and coffee. In general this is right in my wheelhouse, but this is at times overbearing and too aggressive. Still solid. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Dark brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light coffee and roasted malt. Chocolate and esspresso with a nice bitter finish. A dry start with a hinto sweet finish. Just a bit watery and fizzy. A tad of body away from being a pretty nice beer. DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Draft at the BierGarden. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam which disappears quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing. Nice notes of chocolate on the nose. Definitely some hop bitterness on the tongue to go with the cocoa. Finishes clean. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Triangle) in Raleigh, NC. Cola-like dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and faint floral hops. Smoky malts hit the tongue first with notes of burnt espresso and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. A nicely done stout. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
bottle at the local. Solid stout. Lots of roasted malt and molasses. not much else to say. okay, but not one of my faves from these guys.
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a smaller sized off white head. Some earthiness, roasty, chocolate, with a lighter coffee finish. SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 29, 2011
22oz bottle. black but not opaque with ruby highlights and a large, fluffy, tan head. cocoa and crystal nose that is a little sweet and moderately robust. dry and chalky palate with a light and milky body. notes of bitter ash. not a sweet one. jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by bsuedekum. Thanks Blake! Pours brown with a very thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and nuts. Pretty mild in the flavor and aroma. medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum at the STLHops Pinball Party- thanks again, Blake! Gushed big-time when it opened. I got a little bit on a pinball machine and felt bad about that. Settles into a cloudy brown color with a still-massive foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, some earthy hops, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, earthy hops, leaves, nuts, mud, and coffee. Super simple in aroma and flavor. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, earthy mouthfeel. Nice. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bomber. A beautiful representation of a full-bodied dry stout. Deep black color with a large, then lingering cream colored head. Nose and flavor are coffee without being overpowering. Nice long, roasted finish like cold espresso. Simple but excellently made.