Idiosynkrasie (6180) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimalyl lacing, beige to tan head. Nuttily and slightly chocolately, dark malty aroma, a touch of molasses and treacle, chocolate yoghurt. Taste is roasty dark malty, nuttily, slightly chocolately, hints of cocoa, chocolate yoghurt, mildly bitter hoppy counterweight, a touch of red and dark fruit, hints of coffee. Though many-faceted in analysis rather simple, if not monotonous in drinking.
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (AbM). Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some roast, mild burnt sugar and some syrup. Flavour is being quite similar in a rather sweet way, as the alcohol also gives it a slight kick. Ok, but then again quite simplistic.
Dogbrick (11179) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Tehachapi Beer & Wine Festival on 07/18/2015: Pours black with some ruby around the edges, and a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Patches of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, roasted coffee and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
Dodgrblu (725) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Popolo’s Pizza in Fresno, jet black, smoked flavor, effervescent, slightly one note, but still good.
RedSox2004 (1599) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown with a dense two-finger khaki head and very nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee and nuts. Flavor follows, with the bittersweet chocolate offset with a light bitterness from the roast and a touch of smoke. Medium body, creamy texture, minimal carbonation and a dry finish.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Beer Baron. It pours dark brown with a thick, creamy khaki head. The aroma is very toasted with light coffee and cocoa. The flavor has some caramel, chocolate and a little sweet milk sugar. Kinda thin. Nice roasted chocolaty, coffee flavors.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out 22 oz bottle, dark reddish black pour with thin khaki head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, dark sugars, toffee, some slight dark fruit, anise into a bit of spice. Taste was a mix of cocoa, dark chocolate, sweet sugars into a bit of caramelized sugars, slight oaty, lactose type note into some grass, spice, finishing slightly bitter, slightly sweet, nice mouthfeel for a low ABV beer.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/17/15] Draught at BarrelHouse Brewing in Paso Robles. Black with a small tan head. Strong aroma of roast and dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate and roast. Medium-bodied. Very nice.
Homer321 (4025) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nose is lightly grainy with some sweetness. Light coffee. Pitch black with a light tan head. Taste is very very husky with some harshness followed by a very sweet sugary sensation. A peppery tingle in the throat as it finished. Thin mouthfeel. Meh.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - starts out as some overripe fruit or milk that has gone bad. After opening up a bit, the light roasted malts make an appearance. Some powdered chocolate too.
Appearance - black body, 3-finger creamy dark tan head, above average retention, no lacing
Mouthfeel - full bodied, light/medium carbonation
Flavor - roasted malts, coffee creamer, a bit astringent, earthy
Overall - a fine stout made better by a nice price.