alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2017 sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Thin but opaque black; thin-looking frothy but somewhat fizzy light brown head becomes a thin ring. Aroma roast, ash, smoke, sour, chocolate, and, indeed, lots of Coke. Flavor chalky, roasty, smoky chocolate and lesser but noticeable cola; probably some coffee. Ridiculous level of carbonation here; so fizzy it’s almost painful in the mouth. Blech.
Bottle picked up locally from backlog notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium plus sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dry, dark chocolate, a hint of caramel, ash, light metallic, thin, very average. PorterPounder (7971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Youngstown, Oh - on tap at the Rust Belt tap room. Motor oil-like viscous black pour, no head Aroma of creosote and licorice. Flavor presents some chocolate, anise seed, vanilla extract and some melted roasted marshmallows. Smooth, yet chewy mouthfeel. throwdownbrew (3) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
I don’t know why every one is so hung up on the head and lacing on this beer. That’s not what this style of beer calls for. This stout begs to be drank. Its an amazing beer. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Butters on 02/21/2011. Dark black body with a very thin off-white head. Sweet chocolate, roast and caramel aroma. Very dry chocolate flavor with some roast and dry bitter finish. Medium body with no carbonation. Evolutionary (503) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at Natalie's pizza in worthington. Nose is malt and coffee. Pours black with little thick head. Good thick feel but initial smooth taste is followed with some sharp notes of hop and even pepper. Coffee hints throughout are good. Would drink again but not amazing.
---Rated via my mouth
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
12oz bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH for $2. Pours a very dark black color, with a good thin brown head, leaves little lace. Awesome bigger dark chocolate flavor, moderate roast, nice light earthy hop. Bigger, chewier body for 5%, very impressive. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate bigger taste, little to no sweetness. Awesome stout. Way better than expected. Tasty and drinkable. revans (46) - Salem, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
The brewery seems to have gotten some problems ironed out. I bought a 6 of this before and 2 would be flat and 1 overcarbonated. Not now. All 6 were good. Chocolate, coffee with a roasty flavor. Head stays a little longer and I had decent lace in the glass. A year ago it would’ve gotten a 2.5, it’s up a full point now. A decent introductory stout. Patrickctenchi (6593) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours black, with a huge, slushy-looking, dark tan head.
Scent is smoked......cola.
Taste is spot-on cola-like with a stinging amount of carbonation.
(like how Coca-cola was in the ’70’s in the 7oz bottles.....you remember, the ones that made your chest hurt?)
A little dark fruit and chocolate.
Honestly, the overabundance of cola and carbonation completely obliterate any other flavours/sensations.
There’s just no "beer-ness" present.....and it certainly isn’t a stout by a long way.
I wonder if I got a bad bottle? keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Very nice smoky chocolate aroma with some coffee and roast malt. The flavor was a bit disappointing though, metallic and harsh. It was very thin as well with a dry finish.