conway (2210) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and a little lactic acid. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and some hop bitterness. Palate is slightly on the thin side with moderate carbonation. A little less sweet than I was expecting given the description.
bpar73 (941) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BSTR. I see ratings all over the map. Could it be a bottling issue? I had it on tap and it poured a dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, cacao and dark malt in the taste and aroma. It was really pretty decent.
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The deScription here is generous. Thin..especially for a brew that touts it is made with molasses and lactose. It isn’t bitter at all and it does have a very nice deep dark appearance.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, caramel, and roasted notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with roast and some cocoa.
katrinaez (1261) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not quite as cocoa as expected. Plus has an odd aftertaste. Scent was great, thought I was getting into a super bev...not the same. I see why it is rated low. Tap.
Mep3222 (1229) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice molasses, dark fruit slightly tart aroma and flavor. Taste is full flavored maybe slight watery but not much. Complex. Cherry dark fruit stout but not fruity. Woody almost. Very nice beer.
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DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is lacking, but a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: This smells great! The chocolate and molasses mesh with the roasted barley to make something special. It integrates so well. The lactose then offers a little twang to the mix. The powerful, yet supple roast is balanced by malty sweetness with caramel and even a touch of dark fruits.
3.25 T: Unfortunately the nose is much deeper and better integrated than the taste. Still, it’s good, just not great. Moderate to heavy roastiness enhances the hop bitteness. The sweetness doesn’t quite balance it out. The chocolate, molasses, lactose combo seems out of balance with the roast. Somewhat of an ashy taste on finish. Herbal and citrusy hops.
3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. It’s creamy, but in a not creamy way. It’s hard to explain why I’m not a huge fan of this mouthfeel.
3.25 D: The nose got me interested, but unfortunately this beer falls just north of average.
DavoleBomb, Jul 08, 2013
trapped (2146) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Coopers Craft and Kitchen. Inky black with creamy medium sized beige head, faint mocha aroma, low carbonation, full body, bitter chocolate taste with alcohol undertones, abrupt finish with bitter coffee beans aftertaste. Quite a complex brew, like a milk stout.
demannu (366) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Does not deliver on anything it advertises and lacks any stout like qualities. So disappointing on every level. Not worth discussing.
Underdogs88 (324) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sour raspberry aroma. Appearance is brown with poor tan colored head. Flavor is oxidized and sour with muted notes of cocoa and raspberry. Mouthfeel is medium with medium light carbonation. Overall, the beer tastes old and infected.
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BrewBoxer (2567) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Easy drinking. Hight volume. Very flavorful and east drinking