Cam_Dynamite (105) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this - nothing too exciting to look at and doesn’t give too much away on the nose. Taste is super balanced and just a really enjoyable beer. Roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, earthy bitterness. I dig.
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like a stout I guess. Mild hints of chocolate. Medium sharp carbonation. Extremely smooth. Not foamy or syrupy at all. Just the right silky smooth consistency. Pretty much the perfect example of a straight-up stout. It has those coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted nut tastes that you would expect without any of them being over-pronounced. Aftertaste is medium to long length and the same.
Shark_Pants (464) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black as promised, with small mocha head. Very roasty aromas - charcoal, coffee beans and well toasted bread. The taste is masterfully balanced between sweet and roasty. Treacle, caramel, toast, then charred meat comes in which builds slowly to a dry ashy finish. Medium bodied and prickly acidity on the tongue. Very good stout.
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with brown lasting head. Aroma of burnt sugar, molasses, and milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, maple syrup and molasses. Thick mouthfeel. Great stout. Competes with imperial stouts at 6%. Very impressive!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RickTheRick (651) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
La bière se présente comme une véritable huile noire et très opaque, surmontée d’une mousse beige crémeuse. Pain grillé, café et sucre brun sont les arômes dominants au nez. La texture en bouche est agréablement onctueuse, les saveurs de chocolat et de café tapissant le palais à chaque gorgée. Des notes de tabac et d’anis font surface plus la bière tempère. Quel stout délicieusement décadent, mais facile à boire!
sarauckelman (275) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque dark black., little head. Faint aroma, with a hint of anise seed. Thick, dark with notes of roasted coffee moving through to a hoppy, watery stage which then leaves the mouth clean and dry. Very well balanced.
uckelman (402) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black, small tan head. The brewers licorice really comes through in the aroma---it’s a bit spicy and anise-y---along with deep toasted notes. Medium body, very smooth. Dry, ashy finish. The carbonation on this is exactly spot-on. It provides a little pricklyiness, but not too much to overwhelm the flavors.
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 APPEARANCE - NOSE - Delicious coffee scents right away. Sets me up for the wonderful first sip. FLAVOR - perfect coffee heavy stout flavor. Roasty, slightly bitter (which is the flavor that remains on my tongue). NOTES - I can see why it?s scored 100. And it confirms my theory that Bell?s can make nearly any style beer spot on!
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours pitch black. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate and some smoke. Flavour is roasted and medium bitter. Medium bodied, smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish is ashy and roasted.
SG111 (605) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcade St Marks. Pours black, huge frothy oatmeal-style head. Aroma is very rich. Chocolate and robust roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal flakes. Flavor is fantastic rich chocolate, coffee bitterness, light licorice or fruit notes in there. Pretty creamy but still full bodied mouthfeel. Actually extremely full bodied for 6% abv.