Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Saucer. Dark pour with a small brown head. Aroma is plums, raisins, sourness, and booze. Taste is woody, booze, chocolate, and tart fruit.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep brown pour with a chocolate colored head. Great RIS! Somewhat sweet, roasty, great chocolate notes, espresso hints. Really well done!
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at FW Saucer. Pours a very dark black color with a tall tan head. Aroma is pretty roasty, almost smoky and dark malts. Flavor has a touch of dark chocolate with a continuation of the roastiness on the nose.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky black with a thin khaki head. The nose is very roasty with a touch of licorice with dark cocoa. The taste is really nice and semi-sweet, roasty, cocoa flavors, a touch of smoke, and a bit more sweet black maltiness and roast.
RickTStiles (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma is cherries and red wine. Body is relatively thin. Taste is chocolate, coffee and banana. Finish is light and bitter.
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #723 poured deep black with finger of creamy tan head that lingered. Mild lacing and carnination. Strong cocoa and coffee nose with tastes of coffee, cocoa, caramel and vanilla and roasted malts. Solid mouthfeel with a slightly boozy bittersweet back end. Going to get another early bottle and age.
Metallion66 (103) - - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black from their ceramic bottle. Deep brown head that sticks from quite a while.Aroma is roasty, but slightly sweet. A bit of dates perhaps. Taste is big malt roast with a very very slight smoke and bitterness. Great stout, I would love to see them put this in bourbon barrels. This was much more impressive than their double pecan imo.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Hay Merchant, 12/3/13
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, some coffee, chocolate, plenty of booze, and licorice
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown-black color with a foamy light brown head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, malt forward, roasted and a little boozy
Palate: The body leans full, with a pretty solid mouthfeel, and a lighter dryness on the finish
I thought this was a decent, but not amazing example of the style. Good effort for sure. In general, I enjoy beers from (512), this is no exception.
SudsMcDuff (5649) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft in ATX and at Nobi .. . pours a deep brown blackness .. . decent foamness .. . very roasty beer, tar and charcoal also .. . a one dimensional beer and a bit lego’ed .. . nothing wrong with this but lacked girth .. . . I would never harm Natalie Portman....
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is booze, chocolate, light coffee, roasted malts, light licorice. Easy palate, licorice, heavy roasted malts, light alcohol, easy finish.