BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with two fingers of tan head. Lots of roast and chocolate. Rich and creamy. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass... Pours black with brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malts...has a sweet chocolate fnish.
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/22/2012. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, biscuit, light toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, biscuit, light toffee, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, biscuit, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a good roast/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and moderately dry/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice stout. All around good balance and complexity of very roasty, dark, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
ModeEngage (149) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
http://imgur.com/CZuE1iN - Bottles. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malt. Drinks smoothly with mild to moderate lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of coffee, oak, and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel.
levcool (18) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Powerful roasted barley but very creamy and smooth. Excellent finish. Great for a cold day.
gerbewa (210) - - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a six pack from Holmes. This is a good stout. Nice coffee and toasted malt aroma with similar taste. Good balance of malt and flavor. Just a good solid stout
Ktwse (1950) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a low lacing of mocca head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoke, leather, wood. Taste is balanced vanilla and chocolate, light molasses, with more coffee bitterness coming through in the finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.
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ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a very low mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, roasted malts, leather, smoked wood. Taste is chocolate, honey, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar. Quite good.
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Pierresauce (19) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark but not too strong, slightly bitter with some coffee notes and a decent head. Solid stout.
Cantabrian (805) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and ruby black in the glass, this beer has an aroma of roasted coffee and a box of cherry chocolate sitting next to a boiling copper pan of kidney beans. The flavour is roasted coffee again and azuki bean paste, bitter chocolates, a bit sour to start with, and I get too much soy sauce and vegemite, which makes me turn the arrow towards a foreign stout type of drink. The finish is reasonably oily and a bit of booze does come through. Not unforgetable, but it is overall a pleasant stout.