MadRobin (1994) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque,black-brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of licorice, chocolate, dark toast, coffee, berries and roasted malt.
Taste of chocolate, molasses, licorice, toast, toasted malt, black raspberry and coffee.
Medium body and high/medium carbonization. Nice mouthfeel without a heavy body.
A very nice stout with a great combination of fruity, roasty and malty flavors.
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KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BOTW. Big nose: licorice, chocolate, soy, coffee, some berries. Lovely black with a huge, bubbly tan head. Rich malt flavor, chocolate, umami, big roast. Good stout.
rdixon77 (783) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice stout. Khaki head in deep brown black pour. Meaty roasty nose give way to smoky and dark chocolate taste. Black licorice is there too but subtle. Touch of coffee in the finish. Nice medium to full body. Excellent.
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-11-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance –Poured a deep brown nearly black color with a two finger thick and creamy tan colored head. The head slowly fades leaving a fantastic level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of cocoa mixed with a burnt brown sugar sweetness. Other aromas of roasted malt and coffee combined with these aromas well creating an overall rather dark and sweet roasty aroma.
Taste – The flavors start out with sweeter chocolate and some vanilla and brown sugar. The flavor dries some more toward the middle as flavors of coffee and a light licorice come to the tongue. The flavors take the taste to its end where they are joined by a light earthy hop taste. When all combined the flavors leave a nice cocoa and roasted semi sweet flavor on the tongue with just the right amount of bitter from the coffee and the hop to balance it all out.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is medium. The thicker body is nice for the darker flavors of the brew while the moderate carbonation suits the abv. and the more bitter flavors well, keeping the brew very drinkable.
Overall – A tasty stout with a great drinkability and wonderful feel/flavor. A great roasty, but rather balanced stout.
Livendadream (122) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl 2013 pours extremely dark brown almost black color.Thick creamy tan head that lingers leaving sheets of lace on glass. Aromas of roasted grain,toast, smoke,wood,resin,molasses and black licorice. Tastes of sweet toffee, bakers chocolate,ash,latte and licorice. Full body,velvety mouthfeel, average carbonation and a dry toasty bitter finish. Smooth yet bold flavors combined with a perfect mouthfeel make this stout stand out as one of the best!
CBenthusiast (1) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a delicious full bodied stout. Incredible smooth with robust flavors of molasses and chocolate.
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks Shawn. Black with tan head. Meaty aroma, roasty with molasses. Roasty taste with molasses. A bit thin and bitter. I was expecting better
czar (4502) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear extremely dark brown with a very nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. roasted coffee beans - maybe overly roasted, obvious licorice and resin, bitter chocolate, ashes, dry molasses, some boiled roasted veggies though. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and thick, dry, bittering harsh piney-ashy finish. a let-down for me.
PetryD09 (7) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Large tan head, about as black as they come. Toasted malts and bread. thick, creamy, chocolate and nutty bittersweet. Excellent stout.
Luk_ (191) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and licorice. Taste has sweet chocolate with roaste bitterness. Light bodied for such an intense regular stout. Could be more cohesive, good stuff.