arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Steve for the pour. Thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, vanilla, lots of caramel, hints of milk, lactose, slight earth, spice. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, nice coffee, milk, hints of lactose, earth, hints of oak, slight vanilla, finishing bitter, dry.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from a bottle. From notes. Loads of coffee with milk and dark chocolate and a hint of dark fermented fruit. Awesome.
italarican (1146) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared during the Foothills BA Sexual Chocolate release. Loads of marshmallow, toasted coconut, and warming alcohol to go with great coffee and liquid chocolate flavor. Supoib!
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ AleSmith. Obsidian pour with a dark mahogany edge and a chestnut foam. Loads of Starbucks, roasted Kona beans dipped in Godiva chocolate, raisin, vanilla, and toasted oats. The alcohol is virtually invisible and the mouthfeel is thick, coating, and velvety. Another one that confirms that AleSmith is my favorite brewery!
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Strong roasty dark chocolate and espresso aroma and taste with a dry bitter finish and a cinnamon like spice and citrus notes hiding in the background. Thick sticky full bodied palate.
JBoan (167) - Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Alesmith. Pours deep black like motor oil with a nice mocha head. Aroma is coffee, coffee, coffee! Also chocolate, dark fruitÖthink figs, plums and raisins, toasted malts and more coffee. Taste of this one is big coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and more coffee. Simply an amazing stout! Full bodied, creamy mouthful, delicious nectar! One of the best stouts I have rated to date.
DarkMagus (468) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super dark black oily color with a thin brown film of bubbles and lacing left behind. Aroma was hugely coffee-based, with dark dried figs, plums, cherries, chocolate, hazelnut, toasty grains, and of course EtOH! Hey, itís super strong, what do you expect? It fits nicely into the heavy duty overall profile of this beer and so you wonít notice that youíve been gulping. But youíll be feeling it! A great beer, nice subtle variant of the classic Speedway. Iíll keep trying these variations because they are bold, yet subtle and interesting... gotta get that one with civet poop coffee... next time!
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful appearance: copious dark brown head atop the black body. Nose is a bit oxidized, coffee fades with the head (slowly). Lactic aroma. And boozy. Heavy coffee profile; warmth and chocolate join the fray. Needs a tad more body. Did I mention it's boozy? A bit underwhelming overall.
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my place with group. Pours suit black with light lacing that lasts. Aroma is insanity good, creamy, coffee, medical cardboard. Taste is chocolate malt mild coffee, vegetable. Finish is long malt chocolaty . Very nice beer
Daytonbeer (513) - Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark malts, coffee, and soy sauce. Taste is burnt malts, brown sugar, coffee, and booze. Wow. Great beer.