Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft at brewery, another awesome beer from these guys, Rich and creamy which a fantastic hop aroma and flavors. Great great stuff.
johnnnniee (1821) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cask and Vine,
Arrives at my bar stool a bit on the cold side, so I took my time with this one. Solid black pour with a decent sized off white head that persists for a bit. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and earthy citrusy hops dominate the aroma. Light pitted fruits and a hint of vanilla round out the nose. The flavor follows the aroma. Highly hopped roasty chocolate with bits of dark pitted fruits drizzled about. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I really enjoyed this.
Loineshawn (3005) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milky creamy chocolate cocoa roast. Some citrus hop presence. Dry and clean. Solid.
puboflyons (1672) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 750- ml. growler. dark brown to black pour with a silky tan head that lingers and laces. Fascinating aroma of earthy and pine resin hops up front rather than chocolate and dark malts which seem to take a back seat on the nose. The body is light to medium. The taste tends to highlight the chocolate notes with the earthy hopes emerging afterwards more and more and a mild lingering bitterness.
AirForceHops (2357) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Blue Lobster. Thin tan head over black liquid in the sample glass. Nice aroma of pine hops and chocolate malt. Flavor is mostly the same, light lingering pine bitterness. Hints of coffee and ash. Texture is smooth with correct level of carbonation. Could be real easy to drink large amounts of this.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great regular stout with nice roastyness and light mollasses sweetness. Slight darkfruits and solid overall flavors. I could drink a lot of this without it overcoming my palate.
WillRunForBeer (180) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is mostly dark cocoa with a touch of coffee. Taste is dark velvety chocolate, roasted malt. Finishes with dark chocolate on the tongue.
BroSpud (1515) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This was one of many samples I had during a visit to the brewery. These guys brew great beers. Although I do not remember the specifics for each one they were all above average in all categories. You can’t go wrong with any of the Blue Lobster brews.
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Wally’s - big thanks to the host! Pours black-brown with a tight, tan foam head. Lots of charred cocoa in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with robust roasted malts, light coffee, earth, bitter burnt wood, light milk chocolate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly bitter to finish with lots of bittersweet baking cocoa, burnt earth, charred wood, burnt grass. Decent stuff though a touch too bitter at the end. Lots of charcoal and ash linger.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blue Lobster. Pours near black. Nose is a bit of roast along with chocolate and coffee. Flavor melds quite well. Bit of roast through the finish after coffee and chocolate. Good body.