kidmartinek (2446) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cold, black beer pouring with a lofty, creamy beige head. Aroma of.dark roasted malt, almost burnt. Flavor is rich, toasted, slightly burnt malt. Finish is a little creamy and burnt. The beer gets creamier and mellower quickly.
GIJOE (127) - Monterey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I canít imagine how this beer got the ratings it has. Upon pouring, it anointed me with an essence not unlike a cheap, skunky lager with notes of dirt and sweaty socks. The eau de skunk faded some, but lifted its tail again in the aftertaste. The flavor profile is relatively simple, mild, light malts, but that Pepť Le Pew scampers across the palate close on the heels of the malt and makes me think Iím drinking a damn Michelob Dark. Hops come through slightly in the aftertaste.
Fairly light-bodied for a stout. Moderate carbonation.
Hopefully this is just a poor, abused beer that some fool ruined by storing it in a clear glass bottle, but I wonít be drinking anymore. Blech!
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and light butter. Light sweet malt start with a hinto coffee and chocolate. Earthy tones and a light malt bitter. Not a bad beer. A hinto warmth and pretty good carbonation as well.
fellebag (318) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Nice small off white layer. Dark brown amber color. Not too carbonated. Aroma is cloves, cookies, prune, earth, malt etc. Taste of cookies, malt. Feels creamy.
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hman43 (27) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent aroma. Dark with a head the has moderate body and clings to the side. Lively chocolate and coffee taste. Delightful brew.
kevinator (318) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent. First whiff indicated some skunkiness due to a clear bottle. In fact, I almost expected it. This went away, however. What remained was a mild roasted malt essence. The color was very dark with a mild head that didnít last. Lighter that most stouts but creamy as well. Roasted malts are the upfront flavor with some coffee and maybe a little hops. Easy to drink and worth a second trip.
dnicolaescu (99) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: beige/coffee, small, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: black (really dark red).
Aroma: roatsed, smoky / peat, caramel, Taste: dominated by caramel sweetness, smoky with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.
queenholly (1830) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stupid clear bottle. Light skunk, molasses, and horehound aroma. Deep mahogany with a large tan head. Sweet sugary mocha and molasses flavor. Too sweet for my taste. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
graham_murphy (41) - - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good stout. Quite light in texture and a little sweet, tasting of coffee, chocolate, malt.
savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel and bitter chocolate. Flavor is dry bitter cocoa, caramel sweetness and coffee. Medium body with average carbonation. Good smooth stout, lots of flavor and not overly sweet.