craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle from January ’10 courtesy of sflpunk. Almost black pour, reddish tints and a good sized, frothy, mocha colored head. Aroma holds dry roast, bitter chocolate, charred wood, sweet caramel, and some bitter hops that mix nicely with the roast component. Flavor holds more roast and chocolate with some increased coffee presence and more dry and bitter hops as well. Palate is a bit of a fault; thin and uninteresting on the tongue. Nevertheless, a tasty stout from Rock Art. rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Light amount of malts in the aroma. Very dark amber color with a small brown head. Light bitter beginning with a sweet finish. Medium body and silky. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, cocoa powder, dark stone fruits. Dark aroma. Hint of whiskey.
Appears deep, dark chocolate brown. Just this side of black. Thin off-brown head.
The flavor is nutmeg and mocha coffee. Cocoa powder and a dry, brown sugary finish. Solid.
The palate is oily but with a gritty finish. A nice, decent stout. Not elite, but pleasant. Dry and tastes good. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
22oz bomber bottle picked up somewhere in Boston - can’t remember where. Nearly opaque, dark brown colour with a tan head. Burnt, burnt and more burnt. Roast malt and coffee bean aroma. Dry, bitter and roasty on the palate. Chicory coffee/coffee grounds and powdery cocoa. Ooh yes, it is very dry, with a lingering bitterness. Overall, decent enough but a little harsh and short on finesse.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Shared with the fam. Black pour with brownish tints around the edge of the glass when held up to the light. The head is khaki and frothy in nature, and dissipates into a veneer. The lacing is spot like and prevalent. The aroma is predominantly coffee and chocolate with some lactic creaminess and savory caramel. Quite nice, actually. The flavor is sweet, but demonstrated much more roasted barley than the aroma would suggest. Bitter bakers chocolate, espresso, cream, and caramel are most noticeable, though a noticeable balancing hop presence also makes itself known. Palate is medium bodied for the style, with a smooth caressing mouthfeel, low effervescence, and a chalk like roast oriented finish. Yummy for sure.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee/roast, syrup, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, roast/coffee, some earthy, light bittersweet chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness. I wonder if this is just a plain old stout -- it seems too sweet to be considered a dry stout. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Big malty body with an astringent metallic like note, not particularly surprised either. Some light chocolate malts, caramel, hints of coco and roasted coffee. Thin and bittersweet, if not for the infection? this would have been nice it seems. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Nice three-finger head. Light beige and modest dome. Dark brown colored liquor where no light can shine through. Leaves ring lace after each sip.
Sweet chocolate and oatmeal aroma. Slight chalkiness. Very mild black patent malt in the background.
"Darker" flavor than the smell lets on. More burnt toast and slight coffee-ish tastes. Relatively thin body for the style. Great aftertaste of hop and burnt barley--very dry. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Flavor is roasted to burnt coffee with a lingering burnt coffee aftertaste. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Deep brown, tan head. Aroma of roast & smoke & dry cocoa. Medium bodied. Flavour of charred malt, roasted hazelnuts, coffee and dry cocoa, with hops building nicely in the finish. Very nice!