anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish. Travlr (24755) - 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. Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. Rich coffee ice cream aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with dark roast coffee, modest bittersweet baking cocoa, dirt. Medium bodied with fineto average carbonation. Earthy bitterness to finish with notes of baking cocoa, ash, milk chocolate. Tasty. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle from Asheville. Pours brown with foaming off white/tan head. Nose and taste of white sugar, smoke, pine, toasted chocolate malt and roast coffee. Medium body. A bit overcarbonated. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
The beer is dark brown in color with an off-white head. Pretty meh stout. Roasted malt is the primary aroma, otherwise it’s watery, bland, and boring. A mild acidity to the nose and a hint of coffee. The flavor is no different. Certainly overcabonated which doesn’t help out the mouthfeel or perception of acidity. Roasted malt, a bit of watery coffee, and maybe some chocolate. Overall, the same problem on the nose is present on the palate: this is just bland and watery.
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber from timfoolery. It’s a wild pour. One inch of dark brown and 4+ fingers of creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma through that head is tuff, but there’s a lot of heavy dark burnt malt down below. Med body or better. Flavor is fairly smooth burnt malt with some aspects that could be bourbon or celery. Odd, but I could call it either way. There’s some chocolate, and it’s rather ashy, but it’s dry, seemingly astringent, and there’s a lot of hop bitter. Pardon while I attend to the foam creeping from the bottle. Damn nice drink. Much more flavor than many stouts. As flavorful as an IS, but in a very different, but similar, way. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration. My expectations where met. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium tan head that mostly dissipates atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light grapefruit/earthy, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light effervescence. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
A dark brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with resinous floral hops, grapefruit, treacle, very nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, floral hops, grapefruit pulp, hoppy stout. On tap at Olde Hickory Station. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Bestway in Greensboro, NC, rated 4/28/10. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and spicy hop notes. The taste is roasted malts, a bit of smoke, spicy hops and a bit of coffee in the finish. Smooth, medium bodied, and fairly dry throughout. Good stout.