cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 black with a garnet hue, aroma of roasted malt, pine, flavors of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cream, oats, dark fruits, pine, dry chalky pine finish, med body
spatenfan (38) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz. bottle.
Tastes like a smooth cup of cold coffee. No hop arroma or taste.
Palate is a thick creamy mouthfeel.
3fourths (8298) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a short brown head, some retention. Dark caramel and chocolate malt, coffee grounds, nougat aroma impression. Lightly nutty with subtler herbal cola / vanilla. Full bodied, rich and chewy and malty. Lightly sweet chocolate malt approach turning more to black malt / char late. Savory burnt toast / bread crustiness late, the finish is dry and bitter and quenching.
samsmith33 (441) - - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to Snifter.
Aroma: Coffee. Toasted grains.
Appearance: Dark black , medium white head, oily sheen after head fades.
Taste: alcohol, burnt toast,
Not great....The Ballast Point IPA is better, and its rare that i would prefer any IPA to a stout.
TheJestersBeer (2148) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a brown head.
Roasted, hoppy aroma, licorice, chocolate, coffee, caramel, spruce, ash.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Heavily roasted taste, licorice, coffee beans, chocolate, hops, ash, caramel.
Quite rich, but the finish is very astringent, almost harsh. (2014-12-28)
Fantomasus (243) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Confused. I thought I had tried this before (draft) and loved it. Maybe not. Maybe the lower rating because this is a bottled in 2013 tried in 2014. Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is weak but pleasant: bread, floral, and leather. Palate is okay. Kind of lame.
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from beer tastings...from dusty...very very mellow nose....taste is beautiful....mellow berries coffee chocolate licorice and leather.....
arminjewell (6775) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle shared with my dad, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of chocolate, dark cocoa, roast, hints of caramel, toffee, some slight spicy notes into some nice coffee tones. Taste is a mix of chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of slight dark fruit into a bit of caramel, some earthy tones, finishing slightly roasted, bitter.
teorn88 (3274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. 22oz bottle at Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small mocha head, Aroma is roasted coffee beans, chocolate, wood, black pepper, vanilla. Taste is roasty with dark chocolate, espresso, leather, vanilla, wood. Some dark fruit notes too. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty RIS
Nische (933) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop, cocoa, chocolate. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Very nice.
Indra (2673) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of dark, roasty malts, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, faint prune, toffee and molasses, tinge of green, floral hops in the background as well. Solid ebony in color with a very fine, lasting, khaki head and matching lace. Flavor profile is sweet, roasty, alcoholic and moderately bitter, with suggestions of chocolate cake, espresso, raisin and earthy, spicy hop. Effervescent, generously warming and lightly acidic on the palate, body is very full. Fairly average for the style, certainly not bad, though.