AbsoluterZero (11) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is all about the bittersweet chocolate (with just a hint of burnt coffee). Based on this alone, I expected this stout to be a bit on the sweet side. I was quite wrong. It is surprisingly dry given the smell. Despite that, it tastes of a nice rich maltiness, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of a dark almost "woody" flavor. The pour is black with a dark tan head; the mouthfeel is unsurprisingly smooth with a nice thick body to it. Overall, it’s a very good stout and worth buying again.
Drewp8700 (2) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (245) - - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a sweet beginning and a nice dry aftertaste.
scarletfire65 (869) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Huge creamy head. Aroma of charred wood, roasted cashews, coffee. Tastes smoky, rubber, licorice. Dry finish. Nice.
frlrv1020 (69) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of burnt malt, leather and earth in the smell. Medium body, with notes of milk and coffee in the taste. Great stout!
scampycampy (29) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with little carbonation. Smells neutral smoky/nutty. Tastrs light of the same. Smoky finish. It’s ok. unimpressed from the ratings i read.
wisdomsolo (313) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle says licorice. I can't taste any licorice. Bit of a let down. Otherwise it's a pretty meh stout. I was expecting more.
deaconmike (330) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Pours near black with a creamy mocha head. Good splotchy lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa and a bit of licorice. Taste is moderately sweet followed by a fairly dry and mildly bitter finish. Roasted malts and smoky flavors dominate. Creamy mouthfeel with some nice bubbles. Excellent stout.
inref (28) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Sigo con mi ruta de cervezas americana, esta vez en el champs de Troy. En este caso toca una stout de Michigan. Negra opaca, espuma marron, aroma a caramelo, chocolate, cafe.. servida un poco fria para mi gusto.
lmatos (18) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
A black beer with nice aroma and strong bitterness. Is very creamy but to bitter for my liking.
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a strong coffee, chocolate, and oaky aroma. The beer is smooth and creamy with a strong coffee, chocolate, dark malt, and liquorish taste. An amazing stout!