conway (2210) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours black with a nice khaki head. Aroma is smoked malts and hop bitterness. Taste has a sweet vanilla like note to start but fades to some citrus like juiciness from the Cascade hops. Really smooth mouthfeel but still has a nice lively carb. Way more complex than I was expecting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, light grain and sweetness, with cocoa-like chocolate notes. Decent. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep ruby tinged brown to black with a thin beige head. Cocoa, thin roast, chocolate, a bit on the thin side of medium. Lots of roast, cocoa, chocolate. Finishes up with a nice roast and cocoa. Decent. jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of baked bread, roast chocolate, smoke and burnt dark malt. Medium body. Dry roasted finish. AirForceHops (7679) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft @ the Ale House, Amesbury, MA. Proper glassware. Lots of burnt malt, charred wood and almost smells like brine. The flavor has roast, chocolate, and also a bit of saltiness. Smoke, roast and burnt malts are all over this brew. This stout isn’t very balanced plus the body is thin and alcohol shows up a lot. I love stouts but this one doesn’t say “drink me again.” I always try to find something I like in a brew. That was hard to accomplish here.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a CBS snifter. Bottled in November of 2010. I got this an extra a long time ago and it just worked its way to the back of the cellar. Uncovered it during my recent move and thought I’d bust it open. Thanks for the extra Mike(gushue3)!
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark khaki head forming on the pour. The head recedes to some bubbly whisps around the collar.
S: Dark chocolate malts with some dark fruit flavors as well. Some sugar glazed prunes with a little toasted oat sweetness.
T: Definite oxidation present. Some light cardboard with some toasted grains. The finish is dark chocolate malts, prunes and some light toasted grains.
M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden.
O: For being almost two years old it wasn’t bad, but it was a touch oxidized. Definitely held up though for being a tad under 10%. Solid dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-06-2012 johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle is notched 2010
Pours a solid black with a smallish creamy mocha head that sticks around for a while and leaves some spotty lace. Smells of ash and roast and a bit of caramel; not very inviting in the aroma dept. The flavor is roasty, smokey and again a bit ashy. There’s a bit of earthy hop flavor and a hint of burnt sugar and caramel in there as well. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and an earthy ashy mouthfeel. Seems like this could use a little sweetness to offset all the roast and smoke. This is OK as is, but there are better stouts out there. blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
bottle from thirdeye tasting, dark brown with lasting tan foam, aroma of chocolate and burnt roast , flavor is a llittle heavy on the burnt malt and has some grassy chocolate and coffee notes , decent stout madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009Strykzone (7557) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Opaque black beer, thin chocolate coloured head. Smells and tastes of dark malt but with an unfortunate side taste of gloy glue!! Malt is over toasted as well. Sweet gluey finish. A godawful mess.
Sampled at an esbls tasting. JoeG brought this. Dark brown and aque. A chocolate syrup nose with ash. This tastes ashy, too. It is mildly hot but it is not oppressive at all. Tobacco. Light sourness. This is smooth and not bad.