sonnycheeba (3919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lightly roasted malts, light earthiness, faints oats. Flavor is dry and rich with heavy chocolate notes, light roast, and smooth hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
obguthr (4222) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Charred oak, smoke, coffee aroma. Black, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Charred oak flavor. Medium body.
PhillyCraft (3570) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 On tap in Roger Wilco Yo. Pours dark black with small to medium foam. Notes are robust and rich with dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted malt and grain. Body is medium, 6 percent goes down nice. This one was solid, unfortunately the Duet had way too much Green Flash and not enough Alpine. Miss the old days
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, and light chocolate aromas, lighter coffee and vanilla hints. Flavors are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and coffee.
beerbaaron (1453) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black with lasting creamy beige head. Light. Super soft. Smooth. Pleasant non bitter roast. Light cocoa. Not a ton going on but good for what its doing.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves thin lace. The nose is classic roasted malt with chicory, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is nicely dry with the dark chocolate equaling the coffee, and chicory bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate finish.
Dr_Fellini (673) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is light burnt roasted malts, slightly smoky, touch of cocoa. Flavor has a nice light chocolate, burnt roasted malts. Medium body with a lingering smoky burnt roasted malts. Decent.
AirForceHops (3772) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Chimay goblet dark. Down with light deep ru y highlights. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits of (plum, raisins) and perhaps molasses.
Flavor is much the same as the aroma with mild chocolate in the backend. My one huge complaint is the thin watery texture. Mildly astringent but not distracting. I wouldn’t really seek this out again.
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Thanks michaelinwa! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark coffee, toffee. Flavor follows, some dark chocolate too. Mild overextracted coffee bitter in the finish.
BucannonXC5 (979) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ratings are correct below, but I changed some ratings above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate’s "revamped" ratings. The 3.76 overall is correct.
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Dec. 18, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 18, 2014
Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of tan, frothy head. Great layered, spiderweb, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.38)
Smelled toffee, caramel, roasty nuts, dark chocolate, light hazelnut, espresso, dark chocolate milk, faint vanilla, coffee malts and chocolate ice cream. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted a tad better than the nose, pretty good actually. Got dark chocolate, roasty coffee beans, roasted nuts, toffee, caramel, light Rolos candy, espresso, vanilla beans, chocolate ice cream, light smokinees, some bitter crayon and chocolate syrup. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.63)
A pretty good stout overall. Initially liked the taste, but not as good as I thought after a few sips. (Overall - 3.75)
3.76 85 B+