Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep black, with a thin tan head. Big roasted aromas. Coffee, chocolate. Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Smooth, subtle carbonation. Semi-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans, cracker dryness. Really a great beer here. One I would happily enjoy time and again.
leghorn99 (212) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Versa nel bicchiere di colore nero corvino, impenetrabile; bella anche la schiuma color nocciola, compatta e dalla buona persistenza. L’aroma si accende forte, con orzo tostato, caffè tostato e note di cioccolato amaro; seguite da aromi seducenti di buccia d’arancia, frutti di bosco e liquirizia. Intricato, complesso profilo palatale. che attesta di volta in volta, cacao, caffè espresso, sapori di malto caramellato e resinosi, quasi di pino. Assertivo amaro da luppolo e cereali tostati, ma mantiene un equilibrio elegante. C’è una forte componente di alcool sotto il mélange di sapori. Si tratta di una birra piuttosto complessa, ricca di sapori e cremosa; che incarna lo stile delle Stout americane.
Enteogenisk (128) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. A perfectly balanced stout with mild yet firm and persistent roasted coffee notes and a finish that really show the perfect choice and add of hops.
GTAEgeek (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pitch black, with a medium, beige head. Cocoa, anise, molasses, and burnt toast. Sweet and malty up front, with a smooth, significantly bitterness that follows. Medium body, syrupy, a bit acerbic, and clingy through the finish. This is a solid, very roasty stout. A little harsh and sticky, but flavorful and thick.
djd07 (9565) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery October 2014. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue and large beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, toffee, and chocolate. Light body, roast, grain, velvet finish, very good.
markextrae (3554) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from bottle, poured a darker brown to black colour with a light tanned head. nose of sweet roasted malts, ash, dark dried red fruits, coffee, and light sweet chocolate. taste is sweet upfront, leading to a dry ashy aftertaste.
olio (9015) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma is very roasty and malty, some oat notes, dry bready and hoppy. Flavor is somewhat thick with malts and bread, cocoa notes, hop bitterness and faint vanilla. Bitter palate, almost creamy with its thickness. Very pleasant low abv (within Avery scale) brew.
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 327/15. Pitch black pour. Normal head volume, outstanding lacing and retention.
Very good nose of light chocolate, roast, malt with a caramel note, a bit of char and an odd berry like fruitiness. Had it had more intensity, it would rate outstanding.
Medium body that is very smooth and has a light creamy aspect, especially on the finish. Outstanding carbonation / body balance with just enough middle effervescence to open it up and still deliver a light prickly finish.
The flavor profile is hard to rate due to the strong berry flavor (raspberry and blue berry) since the description has no mention of these additives. However, what’s in the glass is outstanding, albeit lacking a bit of intensity. It begins with light roast then flows to bakers chocolate. The middle has slightly sweet underpinnings that a light herbal hop note cascades over. Bitterness is very mild and has some hop flavor but is mostly roast with a bit of char. From the middle on fruit takes center stage and coasts through the finish over a bit of char with a nice herbal hop note.
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Pacific Liquor. Strong dark coffee and dark chocolate aromas, with a hint of sweet malt and cream. A black pour with a minimal khaki head that leaves lacing. Has a dry feel in the mouth but packs plenty of flavor, including a slight sour tang. Well balanced sweet and bitter with chocolatey goodness and coffee bite. Full body, creamy and oily texture, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. This is very flavorful and interesting for a beer at 6.3% abv.
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black roast y.sweet berry. Herbal hop components. Malty chocolate roast with dark berry and a tang dry finish. Nice.
chinchill (4137) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. (from April 2011 notes).
pours a brownish-black. Essentially opaque but seems clear. Short-lived 1 finger head.
S - a swirl of roasted grain aromas. ABV of 6.3% or higher seems evident.
T - rich taste; clearly made with a generous amount of roasted barley. Hops not obvious but detectable, especially in the finish. And this stout is a little bitter for style. Finish also has coffee notes. Strong roasted grain flavor doesn’t cross the line into burnt flavor.
M - full body; smooth but not quite creamy.
O - a bold stout, both in its use of more roasted barley and in the ramped up hopping. Well done!.