slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"made with brewers licorice, and while no one flavoe dominates the others, that is the preeminant one. good roasted aroma with a hint of the licorice. full bodied, and actually comes across a lot stronger than 6% would have you beleive. i’d buy this if it were here, but for as highly ranked as it is, my expectations were sky high, so it was ever so slightly disapointing. a very good, but not quite great, stout. keep in mind I’m judging off one 12 oz sample, though. I’ll have to try again sometime. courtesy of a trade w/ bluesandbarbq."
HIGHB4LL (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger dark brown-red color, dark brown color, light oily lacing. Aroma: roast, chocolate, heavy licorice, coffee, very hidden and faint floral. Palate: full body, soft creamy carbonation, creamy texture into oily finishing texture, super smooth, medium bitter finish. Taste: sweet chocolate and licorice, into more malty sweetness, almost molasses, and then into a coffee bitterness, with light touches of floral hoppiness. Overall, very complex, but so smooth you hardly notice even! The balance is phenomenal, the taste is great, the beer is great.
nealblind (942) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chesnut brown. foamy dark head. Aroma of hay grain licorice. Tastes dark choco, licorice. creamy yet dry palate.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big roast aroma. Nice head and tight carbonation. The smooth caramel and milk cocoa makes this brew an A++++ Such a good balance of flavors all around
ametras (536) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are dark/milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, licorice and brown sugar with ashy and resinous notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily and sticky texture.
MadRobin (2119) - 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 (6830) - 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 (895) - 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 (1855) - - 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 (133) - 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!