Hanuta06 (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: light chocolate and strong coffee aroma.
Appearance: small, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body.
Taste: lightly sweet, coffee-like initial flavor with lightly acidic, coffee-like finish and very long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full body with watery dry and soft carbonation.
Overall: although the first bottle I tried was so-so, the second was very good, and I look forward to drinking this again. Outstanding aroma and very strong coffee flavor.
mbgrayson (596) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, with an ample tan head. Aroma of cocoa and malt. Taste is of a dry stout, with slight notes of chocolate. This one is a nice ’foreign’ stout, but it is far less complex, with much lower abv than an imperial. Still, thumbs up.
loubar (140) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of dark chocolate and roasted barley. Taste of black coffee and bittersweet cocoa. Carbonation is spritzy and refreshing. Finish is semi bitter and toasty. A lot of flavor with an exceptional dry finish that makes it very drinkable. Well done.
rdixon77 (1360) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, earthy presence, hop bite, detracted as it a bit metallic and minerally, not horrible.
ajnepple (2916) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared at Cafe Spice in Truckee. Black appearance with a light tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, mild earthy hop bitterness and light sweetness. Medium body with a smooth, creamy feel and a dry finish. Tasty.
ordybill (431) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at a TacoMac in Douglasville, GA.
Aroma- Big malt aroma, real good aroma.
Appearance- Black with a small tan colored head.
Taste- Nice faint chocolate flavor with roasted malt.
Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. it has an oily texture that fits the flavor.
Overall- A nice flavored stout for me. I really enjoyed this brew.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite stout to get when I can find it at a local store :) It’s so chocolatey but at the same time the bitterness of it balances very well. It doesn’t run sweet thankfully like some of the chocolate brews I’ve had. The head is creamy and it has a nice toasty aftertaste. It’s one of the most balanced brews I’ve found :)
mcberko (8289) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose is subtle, with notes of dry bitter cocoa and light roastiness. Flavour is along the same lines, featuring a dry palate of bitter dry cocoa and medium roasted malt. Pretty gentle and smooth -- could use a thicker mouthfeel and a rounder flavour profile, but for a "smaller" stout, this is quite nice.
mikedevilsfan (221) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
color is black with almost no lacing. Aroma is straight forward roasty malts. Taste is kind of neutral with a very dry finish. In fact the bulk of this beer is the finish, which is pleasantly dry, but doesn’t make up for a lack of anything remotely interesting taste wise. It’s pretty boring actually. I wouldn’t drink this again.
TXBadger (1736) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a brown color with tan head. Charred cocoa, charred malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very bitter and off-putting.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good. Balanced, long flavour; notes of berries and dark fruit. Lots of taste given the low ABV