jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
on tap-pours a light brown head and brown color. Aroma is roasty/molasses-dark malt, some bitter. Taste is roasty/molasses-dark malt, peat, some bitter, acidic hops. Nice taste, slightly thin body. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Light brown with a thin tan head. Big roast and coffee aroma, some chocolate bitterness. Taste is much the same, smoothing oatmeal, coffee, bitter roast with a light ashy finish. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with beige head. It has a roasty coffee aroma with some chocolate, some ash, smoke, and beef notes. The flavor is a pleasant roastiness with a hint of oaty graininess. There’s ample ashy and earthy hop bitterness leading to a clean, dry finish. Quite a tasty stout. Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Black, thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and Oreo Cookie. Perhaps Oreo dunked in a cup of coffee, then a piece of the Oreo breaks off and you drink the coffee anyway because you really don’t feel like getting up and getting more coffee, and it ends up tasting pretty good? Yeah, something like that. Flavor is basically a repeat of that whole coffee / Oreo thing I just said, plus some nice dryness in the finish. Good Stuff. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On draft at the brewpub. Poured a black color with a half finger of tan head that lingered for the duration of the pour. The aroma was mainly roasted malt, but a hint of chocolate was present. The flavor was very roasty, with quite a bit of chocolate and a simple bitter finish. This was the best beer of the bunch. Very balanced and enjoyable.
NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap. Pours near black. The aroma has hints of soy sauce, meat, roast, oats, and dark chocolate. Slick palate. Lots of bacony flavors and chocolate are apparent, but also a vegetal twang which is my only complaint about the beer. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Date: January 24, 2009
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate character, only a hint of balancing sweetness, dry roasted finish
Date: November 01, 2009
rich and creamy, a bit more sweetness with the caramel adding more balance to the big roasted and cutting the edge of the roasty bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 I must say that this was unexpectedly amazing. I previously have felt that some stouts can over do the coffee flavors, but this one was a perfect blend. A very full body, gorgeously dark. The aroma was good and had small, off-white head. scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2009
a nice dark color with a minimal head. it had a rather thin mouthfeel with a nice bitter chocolate taste to it with a hint of coffee. i think this was my favorite of the bunch ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with a smallish, off-white head.
Smell: Aroma of roasted malts with nicely aromatic notes of chocolate and breakfast blend coffee.
Taste: Roasted barley flavor with just a touch of burnt graininess precedes tastes of coffee and dark chocolate. Mild sweetness throughout. Roasty, lightly earthy bitterness. A tad chalky prior to the otherwise roasty, bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: The final beer of the evening at Terminal Brewhouse is a darn likable stout. Roasty and smooth and a pleasure to drink.