marcus (9029) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Apex. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a strong treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses flavor with a fairly bitter anise finish.
Zeswaft (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark black with tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. Toasty malts. Chocolate dominates with some supporting coffee flavors. Intense flavor for a low abv stout.
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Apex.
A: Pitch black with a thin, everlasting cappuccino head.
N: Milk chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, baker’s chocolate, hints of coffee, earth and loam, baked biscuit, molasses, and a hint of woodiness. Marshmallow to round it out.
T: Quite sweet, light bitterness to round it out.
M: Medium body, fizzing carbonation, no alcohol.
O: A very good sweet stout. Doesn’t overdo things, but it certainly has the breakfast qualities you’d want in a beer with this name. Destroys Founders’ version.
tiong (6392) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Green Dragon, Portland, OR. Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and hops. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and hoppy with some vanilla, coffee, cocoa, chocolate and oatmeal. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and sweetish with loads of coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Pretty good and balanced.
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tin Bucket. Pours black with tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, vanilla. Thick mouth, chewy, roast, dark chocolate, bitter finish, very nice.
Alphadelic (2147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Festival of the Dark Arts - Very smoky coffee aroma. Roasty again in the mouth with a fairly decent bitterness. I like this, flavorful but mellow.
stevoj (3858) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler closeout from Albertsons. What a deal! Nice fluffy head, dark brown body. Coffee bitterness in the aroma, roast grains/burnt toast and semi-sweet chocolate in the flavor. Almost chewy body. Big, thick, flavorful stout.
mcberko (14079) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Growler Guys, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of oats, some roast and a little dry cocoa. Flavour is rich, with oats, chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Full-bodied and chocolatey on the finish. Really well-designed. Excellent.
Ferris (12431) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Lots of dark roast with some dark coffee. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Lots of dark roast with nice dark chocolate and coffee bitterness.
douglas88 (8337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at growler guys. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A light fruity nose. The flavor is big sugary coffee, roast. Very hefty.