Obfuscate (202) - Minneapolis, - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black, creamy tan head. Smells of roasted malt, light chocolate. Creamy and smooth with just a light bitterness. This is very good stout. The can says it’s a bridge between porter and stout but to me it’s a real tasty stout. The wife liked it too I will be picking up more of this.
arnold931 (730) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black with big mocha colored head and lacing. Nose is roast and some chocolate. Chocolate comes through more in the taste. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some floral. Taste is malts, coffee, grains and a hint of bitterness.
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home, after a quick day trip to Portland that broke my HOTD streak and left Luke stranded while I unsuccessfully tried to escape from the clutches of OMSI and old friends of friends. That has absolutely no bearing on this beer, and is completely irrelevant, except that this is the first beer I opened after a trip to Portland where the only beer I had was an ESB with lunch. Expectations are unrealistically high for whatever beer fills the void. Anyway, speaking of voids, this black ale pours dark, opaque, near black, with lovely foamy tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, grains, nescafe, biscuit and caramel. Taste: pleasant roast and milk chocolate; cola; moderately sweet with a light roast, minimally bitter finish. Light body, average carbonation, texture is slick and a bit thin. Overall: this is a very pleasant, satisfying simple sweet stout.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Can ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
jet black, thin cream head, spotty large bubbled ring. Toasty nose, light oak and coconut, light olive. Richer flavor, anise hints early with chocolate, thick and creamy with tons of balance through rich, full end. Tons of foreign stout qualities, ultra dry.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a murky, deep brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose is solid, nutty, mild bread, toast, mild chocolate, a little roast. Flavor is strong, malt, bread, yeasty, mild soap, crackery, brown sugar. Dry finish. Solid.
solidfunk (4784) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty nice beer. Toasty and musky. Pours black with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some dark chocolate. Can.
Iphonephan (3912) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of leather and light licorice notes. Bitter roast finish.
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Pours clear and brown with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is simply chocolaty and nutty. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fairly sweet, presenting a malty mingling of chocolate crème and toffee. Also, there is a very nice, deep roastiness here. Finishes toasty and bittersweet. Can courtesy of Bvery!
asheft (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Potent sweet coffee aroma with faint dark chocolate. Hazy brown-black under a persistent, beige blanket. Sweet coffee and toasty toffee flavour with a decent amount of bitterness to balance the sweet black and dark crystal malt character. Notes of licorice and hazelnuts. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, smooth, though slightly chalky.