slowrunner77 (7272) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this can be a great beer...as high as 4.5 or better, and as low as a 3 due to inconsistencies with BR. Don’t know if they’re not capped tight enough or not refridgerated properly at the stores, but I’ve had too many spoiled Red Rockets and Big Bears, which is too bad, because this one is BIG indeed! 6/10-on tap. still very good, but still slipping just a bit from it’s early high perch. downgrade 0.1 to a 4.2."
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pitch black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, the typical flavors you’d expect but also some nutmeg and spice character. Flavor is lots of chocolate and cinnamon. Shocking amount of cinnamon character. Roasted coffee bitterness in the finish. Seriously good this.
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a generous finely bubbled tan head with wet lacing. Aroma is slightly roasted malts ; cocoa and bakers chocolate. Taste is similar to the nose with a bit more roast, cocoa sweetness and some mild finishing bitterness. Super smooth and drinkable. The 8.1% is well -hidden. Not as deep and rich as some imperial, but I could drink a few of these. Excellent.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Julie says kind of hoppy and acidy. Julie gives. 3
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deaconmike (428) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Nearly black with a khaki head. Chocolate, coffee and roast in the aroma. Taste is sweet, but balanced with a bit of hops. Smooth creamy body. Very drinkable stout.
khays (81) - - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of roasted Carmel, dark and rich aroma, with cola and malt notes. Dark brown, small light brown head.
Complex flavours. Starts bright, slightly sour, coffee like flavour. The middle starts with a bitter burnt malt flavour. The body is medium, with moderate carbonation.
This is a nice beer, complex and well executed. Enjoyable.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is licorice, cough syrup, caramel and coffe. Flavor is quite bitter, dry and quite harsh. Loads of licorice. Solid body.
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, some chocolate and coffee, caramel, raisins, hoppy. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Malty, caramel, coffee, fruity like raisins again, hoppy bitterness. Medium body, oily, soft carbonation.
hohops (548) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, into a snifter. Appearance is jet black. A one finger light brown head initially, which dissipates into a foamy covering. Aroma- chocolate, milky, lots of caramel here, roasted malt, cocoa powder, vague hint of liquorice. Taste- lots of coffee bitterness, large amount of roasted malt, a bit biscuity, bitter chcolate, coffee which then turns to espresso, mouthfeel is a bit oily but less thick than expected. Very tasty stout, nice.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, coffee, metallic. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, ash. Finish is fruity, grapes, coffee, chocolate, some bitterness. Lingering roasty bitterness. Medium body, soft, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation.