AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a trade with friends Sean and Amber. English pint shows a deep black color. Thin tan head not much in the way retention. Taste is burnt chocolate malt along with caramel and some coffee. On the backend of the sip a bit of lactose sweetness comes through. Bitter coffee notes. Medium body and nearly a flat carbonation feel on the tongue. Something tells me that this bottle may have been a touch past its prime. And no date code anywhere on the bottle so, it’s hard to really know. With that being said, I taste what flavors are here and it’s still rather tasty.
mike5326 (108) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Coffee brown color with a tan head. Roasted malt smell. Light porter taste with a slight bitter after taste.
EricTeusink (197) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Father’s Day beer with Dad #3. Had this beer many times before my RateBeer days. Pours a dark mahogany with a tan head. The nose is all chocolate and malts. Creamy mouthfeel. The front end is sweet with an excellent bitter back. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great stout, but it’s the red-headed step child of Bells beers. It will never live up to expectations.
Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Poured into tuliped snifter. Dark black brown pour with a light brown head that exits quickly. Nose isn’t too strong, getting some chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate. High carbonation, not super thick as I had expected.
beerme31 (392) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of roasty chocolate, caramel. Black with thin tan head. Medium sweet taste. Medium-full body, ave carbonation, mild bitter finish. Nice balance, smooth, sessionable stout. Overall enjoyed and would drink again.
Imaena (1073) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is the stout for me. Well maybe black note. This is perfeclty balanced and executed.
ThirstyBird (429) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a near black with a tan head. Smell is cocoa, mild coffee, roasted malt and molasses. Taste is milk chocolate and coffee with bitter dark chocolate on the end finishing a bit bitter and dry. Medium body and mild carbonation.
Mrnoluv (67) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted coffee bean smell, almost like a burnt/smokey smell, woodsy taste, typical stout apperance, great aftertaste that slight bitter/chocolate/coffee taste left on you palate is great. All in all, wasn’t as good as it’s all hyped up to be.
kcorum10 (119) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of sweet syrup, chocolate, and roasted malts with a creamy mouthfeel.
geologyguy (356) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells good but slightly off...taste is of bacon and smoke /slight chocolate....sour aftertaste...quite heavy