matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Straight black pour with a thin caramel head. Great roasted barley aroma with some of the sweetness coming through. Great caramel and malt balance with a nice brown sugar undertone.
dinkle50 (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with an espresso head. Lots of lace. Aroma of chocolate. Full mouth. Very estery. Taste has some chocolate and coffee notes. Dry finish. The coffee notes were what I liked about this one.
Tonkun (1224) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, mocha, cream, bitter dark chocolate. Smoother and silkier than expected. Medium easy to drink vody with a long finish. Nice!
davidtjm (946) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, malty, caramel. Taste is malty, sweet, pleasant balance. Nice
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Latitude, Leeds. Apparently this was one of a last batch brewed before a ban on the commercial use of water in the brewery’s area at the time. It was the last one in the shop I bought it from where I got this back story. A fairly crisp stout, and retains plenty of roasted malt aroma and taste with a small soapy character to it. Black, no head.
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour from Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, CA. Pours black and burly. Taste is a rich, luscious mix of chocolate, coffee, caramel and the like. BIG BEAR! BIG BEAR!
culchiem (3050) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from San Jose. Deep black with a tan head. Aroma is creamy vanilla. Flavor is toasted spice, malt and chocolate, dry roast vanilla, burnt finish.
jeremyh70 (890) - Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a nice 1 finger khaki colored head and good lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee beans and herbal hops. Taste has nice dark chocolate and espresso with a bit of herbal hops on the finish. Mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. Good carbonation with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hop Haven. Smoky, roasty, bit of spice. Taste is great, spiky, but with vanilla, creme brûlée.
ThreeCats (685) - ISRAEL - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a mocha head. Aroma roast and sweet, dark fruit, sweet caramel, chocolate. Taste big and sweet, roasty, lots of chocolate, lots of coffee coming through later in palate and more chocolate (and some chalk) in finish. Very sweet. Good desert sipper, just sore of being cloying, but I probably wouldn’t drink more than one.
Xenon (110) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shame I had a bit of a stuffy nose tonight. This one was nice and hoppy, which was a surprise. The cascade hops are probably to blame. Really sweet also though. Gonna keep this one short. I liked it