puboflyons (2224) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle with no bottling/expiration date. Nice dark brown to black pour with a few dabs of ruby red hues. Full beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, yeast, and toasted bread/biscuit. Pleasant. The body is medium to full but also slightly acidic. Again, like the nose, I get chocolate in the taste with a mild to moderate bitterness and dryness at the end. Overall it is a pleasant and drinkable beer and I hope you get to try it.
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, thin head. Dry stout with lots of roasted flavors. Overall good bit just with a little too much carbonation.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle
This has been sitting around long enough so I cracked it open one night. It is a great stout that I should have drunk a bit sooner. While still fresh this is so good that I would have consumed it immediately. Don’t make the same mistake yourself.
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black base slides easily down the sides of the glass. A thin mocha head lasts for quite a while. Chocolate, raspberries, coffee, and smoke meld with ease into a chewy texture. Solid and robust it fills the air with goodness.
Flavor / Palate - Plums, coffee, and dark fruit stick to the throat. Almost as sweet as a lightweight imperial stout the texture is filling from start to finish. It avoids being sticky and saccharine. Enjoy it as long as possible before you move on to your next tick.
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks the daveymac! Pours a rich black color with a finger of creamy mocha head. Aroma of chocolate malt, roasted coffee, ash, and a hint of vanilla. Taste mimics the nose. Very roasty, chocolatey, notes of ash, burnt toast, and hints of caramel and vanilla extract.
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen: Poured deep oily black with no head to light bubbles. Aroma is roasted malts and light coffee. Taste is strong coffee bean with roasted malts.
zvikar (3618) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Pours black with a nice beige head, aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, malt, some smoke, flavor is dry with coffee, roast, nice sweetness, bitterness, medium bodied, nice
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, medium tan head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Medium body. Flavor sweet caramel up front with roasty flavors and mocha, and a dry malty finish. Pretty good.
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour yhat shows up as a clear ruby under bright light. Starts with a thick khaki foam. Minimum lace. Very creamy body. French roast coffee. Dark chocolate mousse. Liquorice. Slight burnt meat (but not rauch.) Balanced flavors. Very good mouthfeel. Otherwise somewhat standard, but very well done. Great dry Stout.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast and coffee malt, prunes and dates, and light earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black. Slightly roasty and chocolate aroma, a little coffee sourness and some ink in the mouth, full body and sourish finish.