matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured jet black with a thin, quickly dissipating off-white head. Great malt aroma with some of the hops coming through as well. Both flavors are joined by some roasted barley flavor notes and heavy mouth feel which made this feel like that much more of a winter stout.
csaso (1536) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - big thick head, pitch black color, bog roasty coffee aroma and flavor, not a big coffee person so this beer is only OK for me, but if you like coffee you will like this
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Imazato. Nose of coffee, cocoa, light cream. Medium body. Good balance, woody roast. Light and clean with rather bitter finish.
EyeAmBaldman (339) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is mostly dark roasted barley and malt. Taste is all bitter roasted malt and barley with a cold coffee bitterness. It has a strong backend that lingers far too long.
Hangover (1083) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a lasting, medium sized, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with some citrus hops. Flavor is pretty hoppy for a stout. Orange up front leading to a rich, coffee middle. Bitter finish, roasty, lingers for a while. Creamy body, soft carbonation. Pretty good but maybe a bit too hoppy.
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong in the nose with a medium mouthfeel. A little higher alcohol and a little more hoppy for a stout.
Handypaul (283) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small quickly disappearing head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is ashen malt, a bit of coffee and hints of chocolate. Light to medium bitter in a disappointingly thin body, lively carbonation and a very long lightly bitter finish.
lownote (161) - USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours big and black with an off white head about an inch thick into a pint. Aroma is roasted leaning towards coffee but a general roasted maltedness thatís unusually freshlike. Taste is nicely sweet with that roasted goodness. Thick body with a little carbonation.
Beer4000 (4771) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Dark, dark brown body, almost black with a small, dense brown head. Very nice aroma of dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate and dry fruit. Flavor is nice as well, sweet, smooth, mild roasted dark malt, toffee, dark chocolate, mild coffee, dry fruit and a pleasant level of bitterness. Fine body and nice aftertaste of sweet tasty malt and pleasant fruity bitterness. Classic American Stout.
kidobutai (454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Black color with a brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, vanilla on the taste. More than anything this is a full bodied beer. Almost -- I donít know -- thick? Good beer, but I could only have one.
notalush (5124) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure why Iíve never rated this - oh well - I very much enjoy this stout and always forget that fact - itís probably been a year since Iíve last had it - I am.drinking it now and reminded of what I enjoy - creamy texture - strong, but not overly bitter roastiness - some balancing vanilla and chocolate sweetness - light smokiness - finish of espresso - a nicely balanced and flavorful stout.