JHeath99 (1634) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a ring of tan head. Aroma and taste of toasted malts and dark chocolate.
fuzzcro (153) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent stout. No particular stand out attributes but it has good aroma, appearance and taste. That’s all it needs.
commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle acquired from commonshawn. Poured into pint glass. Assertive roasted malt nose bringing to mind coffee and dark chocolate. Tannish head that quickly dissipates. A pretty obvious black color. Taste places a heavy emphasis on the roasted malt/barley characteristics as you would expect from a stout. It’s reminiscent of a bitter coffee that probably could use a touch of cream and/or sugar. It’s a relatively thin mouthfeel with a slight oily texture towards the end probably as a result of the hops incorporated. That aftertaste definitely wants to linger. I’m not finding a ton of complexity to this one but I have a feeling that’s what Avery intended. A straight forward representation of a stout that fans of the style will likely appreciate more than myself.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Black with one finger head. There’s nothing particulary flashy about this. Just an classic stout that is done right. Big malt body with chocolate and coffee notes. Very smooth and creamy. Excellent for the style.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic roasted barley/chocolate malt and light hay aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Mildly sweet coffee, chocolate, roasted barley malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body.
vipinvelp (3475) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black coloured, big tan lasting, lacing foam head. Roasted hoppy aroma, nice coffee taste, bitter, hint of chocolate and orange. Good. (Velp 201511)
commonshawn (921) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from total wine and spirits. Dark brown black with medium off white head. Subtle malt aroma. Roasted chocolate toffee. Quick finish. Nice full body. Decent but a fairly typical good stout.
CopterScott (229) - Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with a thin tan head. aroma is roasty malt and cocoa. flavor is roast, cocoa, and ash.
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah the hops sort of get in the way of the malts, but I know some people love that, so I guess that's ok.
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BeerViking (3813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the hotel minibar, pours near-black with a thin crema, roasty malt nose, big hit on the palate with a firm pine hoppiness overshadowed by lots of burnt barley bitterness, liquorice, tasty but the burntness is a little harsh.