daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Jet black with a light brown head. Wow. This is incredible. The nose is incredible. A mix of chocolate, smoked jalapeños, rich roasted malt, incredible cocoa nibs...and the flavor. Well the 11% is hidden incredibly well. The flavor is just the right amount of sweetness and roast. Tons of cocoa, molasses notes, just a perfect amount of smoke...an amazing stout.
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Buxton Taphouse in Derbyshire. Really. In a brandy snifter, in the UK. I am not making this up. And while I may not be 100% sober, I am NOT hallucinating. Opaque deep brown color, bright beige head with good retention. Aroma of burnt cocoa, pepper. Taste is smooth rich cocoa powder and chocolate milk, very light pepper heat at the finish. Rich body. A welcome change after being golden aled to death.
Nocturne (1273) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Magic Rock’s Rainbow Project launch. Dark brown/black. Ring of brown head. Chocolatey aroma. Big roastiness. Nice heat from the chili. Adds a different dimension to the taste. The base stout probably isn’t the most complex or interesting, but there’s enough there to support it. Good.
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Beavertown. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is semisweet coffee, roast malts, spice with a dry finish. Pretty nice. This is apparently smoked, but I didn’t pick up much of that.
teorn88 (3964) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Rainbow event at Beavertown, London. it pours a dark brown color with small mocha head. Aroma is deep intense roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, ice cream, light wood. Taste is medium sweet and lightly roasty bitter with notes of cocoa, espresso, wood, vanilla, chocolate fondue, marsh mellow. Bold with good carbonation. Overall, excellent, although chilies are not really evident. Might be a good thing though
juffage (136) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On keg at Magic Rock Tap, Rainbow Project 2015. Pretty nice, but not earth shattering. Not thin, but a little on the thin side for what it should be like I think. Dark brown and slightly opaque, sort of burnt. Minimal head. Green pepper, a little chili. Quite bitter and a little chalky mouthfeel.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beavertown Rainbow Project 2015, Tottenham, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Chocolate, coffee, spice aroma. Tastes similar, chocolate, coffee, spice, slight chilli in there too. Very rich but also very good.
Garrold (2841) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Magic Rock Tap. Clear, very dark, cola brown. Halo of tan. Savoury malts. Smoked paprika. Darkest cocoa. Some vine fruits. Taste is smoky sweet. Cocoa bitter. All bases covered, really. Smooth, spicy, lightly boozy palate. Finishes long, spicy bitter.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beavertown rainbow 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Cocoa dryness. Intense chocolate some spice. I rather liked it. Light chilli spice.
haukur (1474) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
backlog. draft. black with a brown head, aroma is roast, hint of spices. Little bit of peppery heat on the palate but more roasted. Nice but not like the hype says.
Theydon_Bois (13459) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session I, 01/05/2015.
Extremely dark mahogany brown topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is coffee grinds, spice, chocolate, toffee, subtle BA notes.
Taste comprises more coffee grinds, light green pepper, chocolate, spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze chase in the close.