baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black in color... Aroma of dark malts, roasted malts, light coffee notes... Flavor is light roast, some chocolate notes... Hint of chocolate bitterness... Easy to drink...
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SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch black with a ring of tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and silk milk chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate and roast malts, smooth finish that lingers.
AdiBeer (2414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, aroma repeating itself with toasted flavours, coffee and chocolate notes, medium duration and body. Overall: nice Stout, well-rounded and made, but nothing too innovative. Bottle from Sled Dog, Canyon.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is roast, smoke, and nuts. Thin mouth, chocolate, roast, oat, light booze, dry finish, very good.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABBF. Pours a pure black color with a small off-white head. A light nose of roast and toffee. Cocoa cola flavors, dry earthy roast, coffee, light vanilla. Clean and good.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at GABBF
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with an amazing amount of tan head in the ale glass. Thick and frothy, and takes a while to calm down. Tons of lace on the side with each pour. Aroma of malt, cocoa and a bit of coffee. Tastes sweet with a somewhat bitter finish. Surprisingly light bodied, with moderate carbonation. An enjoyable brew!
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Bottle.
Head is initially large, creamy/frothy, rocky, brown, fully lasting.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, roasted grain, black bread, bitter chocolate).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Well, crud, I have not been able to get repeat enjoyment out of this one, certainly not of the 4+ level like my first experience last year in Seattle. Everything else Iíve tried from BI up here in Alaska has been disappointing, so either quality has dropped or theyíre very inconsistent. Rather watery and tart, like the other stuff from them that Iíve sampled on this trip. At least the aroma is still nice.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is roasty, chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, roast, wood, cream. Light vanila Medium, slightly thick in body, not thick for a stout. The finish is roasty, bitter, light vanilla. Good overall. D
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thickish, two to three centimetre tall frothy brown head - looking similar to a nicely poured Guinness. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, alcohol, milk, cream, grain, molasses and some more malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Very rich, caramely and chocolatey flavour with a ton of coffee flavours and bitterness and even more rich molasses, buckwheat, cherry and earthy malt notes - very rich and strong throughout the taste. Aftertaste shows a very rich deep chocolate flavour with a lot of coffee bitterness and hardly any sweetness, more of a vanilla and roasted flavour that dominates. Overall, a nice stout that borders on depth of a strong stout, especially with the thick body and complexity, but the alcohol by volume seems very nice and appropriate - almost too low. Definitely worth picking up if you can find this and donít mind paying the ridiculously high price of ~10USD! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2014 for US$9,95 sampled at home in Washington on 31-August-2014.