Braudog (6717) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
22 oz’er. Poured with a massive amount of head, pock-marked, rocky, sticky and dark tan that hangs around like that old girlfriend you wish would find a hobby. Beautiful pour. The aroma is in full afterburner ... dark roast and java. The drink is nice ... a bit gritty, but full of roasty, toasty, and almost ashy. There’s even a nice bitter snap at the finish. Excellent American stout ... I want more and next time will look to enjoy by a cozy fire with rich cheese or a nice rich, barbecued steak. (#3153, 10/22/2007) CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin, lightly-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet dark roasty and chocolate malt with a touch of earthy English hop character. Body starts fairly full with good smoky roasty, dark caramel malty notes and finishes drier, rich and chocolatey. A nice sweet stout. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
Sample from bottle at the Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Dark brown but not quite opaque with a mostly diminishing frothy tan head. Cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla aroma. Roasty expresso, dark chocolate, and lightly fruity flavours with a roasty dark chocolate bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly chewy. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Poured a deep, opaque slightly watery black from the bomber with a very active and foamy slightly off white head. Chocolate, roasted malts and nuts in the nose. Flavor is very sweet and malty, delicious, caramel, nuts, toffee etc. Finish brings the coffee flavor, soft and slightly chalky on the tongue. Very drinkable and enjoyable. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2007
(nitro(?), S.Portland) Clear red-black body, persistent head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee/roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee with sugar, some roast, coffee bitterness. Creamy light-medium body.
PatrickHasson (4) - USA - MAY 24, 2007 does not count
On tap at brewpub. Black with a creamy off-white head. Sweet taste. Palate is malty with subtle sweetness. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Dark brown/black in color with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Dry roasted malt with a dark bitter finish. akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
This is a great beer. Often undershadowed by Gritty McDuff’s, this beer may take Maine’s best Stout. Gritty’s is an institution in Freeport Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bomber: Clear ruby with a very small tan head, roasted malts and grain in the aroma, watery texture, mellow carbonation, starts and ends lightly sweet with an earthy grain taste at the end. LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small amount of tan bubbles, mostly around the edges. Aroma is of rich roasted malts, alcohol and dark fruits. Taste is of rich roasted malts and coffee with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Watery texture and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is of roasted malts with sweet notes and a light alcohol burn.