Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Allagash. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is toasty, earthy roast, light spice, charred wood, plain chocolate and rivita. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, toast, molasses, candy sugar, dark fruit, spice, cardboard, rivita and chard stuff with quite a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Too much rivita going on. Fair at best for my personal tastes.
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery but have drank this a million times since 2001 ish. Pours a deep burnt umber color with a touch van dyke brown on the edges and a finger of slightly khaki foam. Lots of roast, some underlying yeast complexity. Soft coffee undertones, plum, roasted grain, slight touch of anise and gentian root linger in the finish. Carbonation keeps it on the lighter side.
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with a frothy white head. Nose is fresh bread, some roastiness and a hint of fruity Belgian yeast. Taste is estery with distinct roasted notes and a long dark chocolate finish. Medium to low bitterness. Silky mouthfeel. Very smooth for such a high ABV. Great interpretation of a stout!
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate nose with some yeast. Coffee flavor with a roasted grain finish. Heavy body, Chewy mouth folk.
yumyum (219) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good brew for a 7.5% brew. Very smooth in spite of the healthy carbonation on pour and moderate retention. Roasty chocolate a hint of dark fruit perhaps. Seas the sure whether to age this or not so split the difference and sat on it for 9months or so. Did I mention it was smooth.....soooooo smooth. Rebut for sur
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with a light tan head. Nose is moderate roast, a bit of oily hop resin, notes of citrus, candied sugar and a touch of belgian yeast. Flavor is overly roasted, slightly bitter, citrus hop, lightly creamy with a hint of milk chocolate, light grainy yeast. Soft feel, high carb, creamy texture.
hman43 (741) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is black with light lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, brown sugar. Sweet initial taste, smokey, roasted malts like dark chocolate.
ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reminds me more of a porter than stout in its body. Roasty nose, porter mouth feel. Fair amount of hops and bitterness.
altonbrownd (4596) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cork 57. Deep dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is malty, toasty, caramel. Taste is also of malts, caramel, spices, ginger. Creamy with pretty strong carbonation and some dark chocolate in the finish. Pretty good.
markducommun (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark but clear black-mahogany, light tan head. Strong espresso notes, some lighter dark chocolate notes. Hints of caramel. Fresh earth. Decently bitter, fairly dry. Very long, dry, bitter finish. Medium body, some chewiness, not particularly creamy. Alcohol is understated but present. Good.