rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is smokey roast grain malt, and a small bit of soy. Flavor is dark chocolate, charred grains, toffee, and soy sauce in the finish. Starts sweet and runs through to a slight grainy bitter, the chocolate taste increases with warmth. Decent flavor gets better as it warms.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Its either the bottle or the beer but this was unpleasant. Upon opening there was a loud “psssst”, to which I immediately put the bottle in the sink, no gusher so I took a sip, my mouth filled up with gas causing me to spit out the beer and again expecting the rest of the bottle to gusher, it did not. Pouring in a glass gave me something I don’t think I have ever seen, 100% head with maybe a 2 oz pour. The persistent over-carbonation makes this acidic and prickly to the taste, not the smooth and creamy characteristics I want in a stout. Nasty and undrinkable.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft. It pours a dark brown color with a small head. The nose has light notes of earthy chocolate and cocoa powder. The flavor has an earthy bitterness with watery roasted malt, thin chocolate, and a light nuttiness. Not the best combination. Thin on the palate with a weak finish. Pass on this one.
jbruner (2507) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent brownish black with bubbly ring of brown head that dissipates. Aroma of chocolate and soy, taste follows, like a dry stout with extra chocolate flavor. Meh.
MikeDolbow (2) - Feasterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle into a chilled craft beer glass tapered at top. Created a head at least 2 inches, stayed halfway through. Cocoa aroma with a bittersweet chocolate taste. Good beer to pair with light, salty snacks. Nice occasional beer.
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oldcrankee (50) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black with no head. Aroma is raisins, coffee, and chocolate. Tastes like weak coffee with a bitter unsweetened chocolate after thought dancing on the back of the tongue.
Luvystypotables (805) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild aroma of powdered cocoa, tastes like bitter chocolate with a bitter chalky finish. Color of black coffee, with almost no head.
mike5326 (1023) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, no head. Tangy malt smell. Watery burnt malt flavor with a roasted bitter finish.
fluffy (1802) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
a fairly decent chocolate stout, but ends with a somewhat acerbic hop bite. great chocolate flavor, dark malts, but its a bit bitter on the back end. nothing special.
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head and a bit of lacing that mostly slides back down into the beer. Aroma of milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, hazelnut, and a hint of vanilla. Very roasty. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, toffee, hazelnut, and black liquorice. Hop bitterness actually comes through pretty well. Full bodied, but the texture is a little thin with medium carbonation and a long finish of roasted malts. This is far more drinkable than it should be. Very flavorful, but not completely overwhelming.