dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color ith a tan head. Interesting mix of roasted malt, slightly sweet with a dry finish.
Stine (1713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy black pour, with an airy buildup of mocha hued bubbles. Tangy fruit aroma of raspberry, black cherry, black mission fig. Lactic tartness mingles with chocolate and baked graham crust sweetness, underneath. The ample, if guarded, malt depth becomes apparent with some warming, and these graham notes become the focal point. Lightly spiced flavor offers a melange of cinnamon, clove, and anise detailing the subtle dark malt, and these notes affect a cold, herbal sensation through the nose as well. No acrid malt, or soapiness, but it’s watery, and there’s not enough density to the malt ultimately. The palate is nearly ruined by a violent over carbonation issue, and while a little air and a lot of time make it softer, it can never be described as texturally pleasing. Brief, distantly fruity finish, astringent coffee grounds far out.
SteveOrz85 (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chilled. Bomber served into tulip. Big, fluffy head is gone quick. Very little lacing. Roasted malt aromas. Taste is lightly sweet with some bitterness. Notes of chocolate. Some coffee and vinilla. Moderate carbonation. Medium bodied. Smooth texture. A pretty good stout but idk about award winning.
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate notes and a bit of milk. Dark color. Smooth mouth but not velvety. Not bitter and not sweet. Tap
SlovakSniper (4135) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Petite bouteille achetée à Portland. Robe de stout et tête beige qui ne meurt jamais. Nez chocolaté et fruité avec des raisins et joliment touchée par quelque chose qui s’apparente à l’anis. Goût de chocolat modérément doux avec une pointe houblonnée comme une herbe parfumée et même boisée. Retour bien senti des fruits bleus. En bouche, un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement normal et une texture comme de la petite crème. Une finale houblonnée bien fidèle à ce style de bière jadis brassée pour les grandes traversées de l’océan.
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large head that fades quickly. Minimal lacing. I also picked up on a sweet bourbon like aroma. Smooth and somewhat light body for a stout. Not overly complex but well done. Sweet and roasty with a subtle at most bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable stout.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination pint glass
From: Beer Advocate’s SteveB24
Purchased: N/A; Received on Feb. 7, 2015
Consumed: Feb. 18, 2015
Misc.: Best by February 2015
Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy, tan head that dissipated rather quickly. Poor lacing on the sides. Minimal retention. (Sight - 3.25)
First smell was some kind of liquor. First thought was bourbon, but that might have been more of a wish. Probably Bailey’s Irish Cream. Also purple grape, dark fruit, plum, raisins, pure dark chocolate, some roasted coffee beans, roasted toffee and dark caramel. Very nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.38)
Taste was just as good. Got dark fruit, plum, purple grape, fig, raisins, dark chocolate, sugary chocolate syrup and toffee. (Taste - 4.25)
Full body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.38)
I couldn’t believe how good this was, especially for the style. Very tasty. (Overall - 4.25)
4.24 94 A-
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoky and smooth with slight coffee notes. Closer to medium body. Not a lot of complexity.
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at patriots place for holiday lunch with friends. Pours deep brownish black small head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Tastes of Cocoa powder, malt, coffee grinds, malted milk balls, and slight oily texture. Nice lingering slightly biter finish.
tekstr1der (218) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 12oz bottle pours deep, dark black with brown clingy, lasting head. Nice lacing as this quickly disappears. Toasted and chocolatey goodness. This is first-class stout.
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Deserves every bit of the high praise it merits. One of the best stouts I’ve ever had.