kchampagne (38) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasted chocolate. Appearance is opaque dark brown to black with a brown mocha head. Taste is of dark chocolate and is overall a a good beer to pick up.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Typical color with thin white fizzy head. The nose is rich with deep roasted malts. Flavor is nearly as good, solid amount of milk chocolate, bakers chocolate and hints of charred ash. The body could use a bit more fullness. The charred ash has a chalky type of texture. Honestly this stout meet my expectations, nothing complex but no problems and really easy to drink for any stout lover. I only marked it down a tad because of the weak body, flavor is still here.
Chuckaduck (579) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/28/13. Pours black with a fluffy, resilient light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast malt, cocoa powder, some grass, chalk. Taste is dry; dark chocolate, earthiness, roast malt; finish is long bitter chocolate. Nice lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Oily mouth feel. Surprisingly dry; not quite so chocolatey as I expected or hoped for. Not bad; nothing mind blowing.
drfabulous (3394) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Nice looking black and tan pour. Some cocoa powder on first sip. Creamy with nitro feel to it. Chocolate presence throughout. Not a heavy body.
rayOfBeer (647) - 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 (1290) - 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 (2959) - 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 (1725) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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 (221) - 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.