3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle dated September 2014. Deep brown with a thin ring of a head. Chocolate malt nose with fainter roast, slightly inky with stewed plum and grape jelly fruitiness. Medium body and effervescent, slightly sweet approach turning more carbonic to a watery, moderately-hopped astringent roast finish. Nicely minerally and chocolaty and the flavor balance and acidity is pleasant but the malt seems simple.
jsporrer (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I really enjoyed Bell’s Expedition Stout and thought that this would also be good. I was disappointed. It looks and pours like a nice stout but not much aroma. The first thing I noticed was it hit my taste buds on the tip of my tongue then seemed to disappear. I didn’t really notice any licorice flavor or much of any flavor for that matter. I let it warm up a bit and took a good sip to savor the flavor but had the same reaction. Not what I expected from this type of beer. My daughter didn’t even want to finish her glass.
hangunder (288) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly subdued aroma, but lots of roasted malt, cocoa and coffee in the nose. Looks great, completely black with a thick long lasting coffee-colored head. Tastes delicious, a mix of coffee and caramel. Upfront roasty malts, finishes with a caramel sweetness, leafy bitter notes and licorice like qualities. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. Quite intense flavors in this one for such a low ABV -- delicious. Creamy, medium bodied stout with average carbonation.
stevencon (489) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mr Beery’s. Opaque black pour with tan head that dissipates. Dark roast grains and molasses aroma. Medium body very dark roast borderline burnt with some charcoal notes.
S_Side_Smitty (530) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma is heavy roasted malts with coffee tones and molasses. Taste is all of the above in abundance starting with the chocolatey malts and coffee followed by a heavy bitter finish.
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear deep brown colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of vanilla, tobacco and caramel, slightly earthy and perfumed, with some notes of strawberries and espresso. flavour is mostly vanilla, toffee and liquorice, with a light caramel sweetness, some brown sugar and a medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
tiong (4147) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle @ Southwest Porch at Bryant Park, New York
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, roasty and sweetish with loads of dark chocolate, coffee and licorice. Finish is smooth and roasty with some licorice and coffee. Quite nicely balanced and tasty.
anthony850 (315) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth with a creamy chocolate taste with a hint of carmel.
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daniele (6003) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle scura schiuma media buona secchezza liquirizia discreto amaro caffe buon corpo complessa ma non eccessiva
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch Black Color, Huge Mocha Head. Long lasting Leaving Lots of Lacing. Roasted Barley and Chocolate Aroma. Roasted Barly, Chocolate Sweet, Coffee Bitter. Nicely Balanced. Not Too Sweet, Lasting Bitter Aftertaste. Nice. Recommended.