Advocate_Ames (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The malts are intense, wonderful quality. The scent is top notch. The roasted malts & hops give this beverage a great finish. It’s nice to have a good stout where coffee & chocolate don’t overwhelm the other flavors.
4theluvofbeer (25) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick dark pour with very little head. Mocha and coffee aroma. A really think chewy taste...roasted malts, chocolate with a little espresso. This is a dam good beer, complex with a great long finish.
DocJitsu (591) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a very large, melted chocolate ice cream colored head. Chocolate, mildly smoky, and sour woody aromas. Viscous and chewy texture. Fresh melon flesh near the rind, dark chocolate, and finishing with a smoky, strong coffee flavor. Quite unique.
sawbuck (222) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice stout. Beautiful ebony color. Roasted chocolate malt stands out nicely. Perfect amount of sweet and bitter mixes nicely.
Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep black color with a thin creamy light brown head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, chocolate. Taste packs a punch with heavy roasted malt, light bitters, light chocolatey sweetness. Coats the palate with a thick creamy goodness with a light lingering bitter burnt chocolate. Awesome stout!
jmcgavin12 (348) - Madison, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is full of dark rich roast malt, chocolate, espresso, and strong stone fruits. Slight hints of booze near the end. Flavor is amazing blend of heavily sweet fruits with a bitter long duration throughout. Great beer, Absurdly good
S_Side_Smitty (331) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, faint coffee, and something heavier than molasses - treacle maybe. Taste is smooth roasted malts & coffee up front, taking on a creamy (not quite) chocolate mid and finishing with an easy roasted bitterness.
darb85 (14) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A overlooked stout. I always stumble on it in my fridge and am always happy with it thanks bells
drjay44 (2338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 7/26/13. Pours a medium, well retained, dark beige head, with some lacing over a black brown (SRM 40) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, hints of umami, ethanol.....taste is lightly sweet, with coffee, chocolate, dried fruits including plum, fig, hints of brown sugar, light beef tones, finishing with a soft bitterness.....mouth feel on the heavy side of medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present but subdued, carbonation low with a soft finish. This is a lovely complex confection. The bitterness is subdued, but the balance is superb. BJCP 9/3/17/5/8
PriorL (894) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, mocha, alcohol.
TASTE: coffee, mocha, alcohol, bitter aftertaste.
kwd1996 (16) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic stout. Beautiful aroma that seems a bit hoppy. Black in appearance. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter in taste. A full bodied, thick beer. Perfect for winter.