McGarnigle (600) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Six pack. On the dry side, very roasty. Tastes like coffee with a hint of molasses. Iím not sold on the claim about ridiculous amounts of specialty grains. Maybe Iíve become overly familiar with non-Imperial stouts, but this didnít taste as rich as Iíd have liked.
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate, malt and roasted aroma. Sweet, chocolate, malt, caramel, vanilla, roasted taste. Medium to full body.
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, burnt caramel, some dark chocolate, vanilla and maybe some cherries in there. Taste is more coffee and dark chocolate with a great balance of tang, smooth and bitter. A rock steady stout.
tnkw01 (1612) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown almost black. Medium head with a tan color. Aroma is toasted grains, burnt toast and coffee. Taste is strong coffee with hints of chocolate and caramel.
andrewje41 (2047) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured and split at a tasting. Thanks Tcon for sharing this one. From notes. Pours a muddy dark brown color with a thin patchy head. Thick body, but flavor on the moderate side, with coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Dry coffee finish. Very tasty for sure. Fun to try this. Iíve missed out on it for years.
Daesposi (14) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A basic stout.. Good but since rating and tasting all these different beers I have found better.
So good as a staple. Not as a favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jksipa (636) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour with a one finger khaki head recedes slowly and clings to the glass. Nose is coffee, chocolate, licorice, molasses, hint of vanilla, floral hops, smoke and some dark fruit. Flavour is medium bitter coffee and chocolate with some earthy hops and some sweet molasses for balance and a smokiness that dds some interest. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Thoroughly enjoyable.
dlovell2 (1477) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a mocha colored head. Aroma is roasted smokey malt with chocolate and licorice. Flavor is dark chocolate with roasted malt and smokiness. Finishes with a light licorice flavor and dark roasted malt.
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28/IX/15 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ the turd (di)mansion (home) - BB: n/a, bottled: XI/21/13 (2015-1435)
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: dusty, sweet, dried fruits, coffee, malts, toast. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, coffee, dark chocolate, bit malty, cocoa powder, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: very roasted, charcoal, bitter hops, some dried fruits, bit grassy, dark fruits. Nice one!
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On tap, poured into a nonic glass. The aroma is a defined licorice and coffee blend with roasted grain and a light berry note. The beer is dark, nearly opaque, brown black hue with a tan, dense foam head that leaves a messy lace and has good retention. The taste is a smokey, medium sweet and medium light bitter. The creamy and smooth beer has a foamy carbonation and a medium full body with smokey notes of a fruit forward coffee with caramel notes, and a light licorice. The finish is smooth molasses with a stronger smokey and roasted grain / bread crust character, and chocolate notes leaving an aftertaste of strong espresso beans.