heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at the brewpub. This was black with the expected khaki head. The nose was deep with milk chocolate and molasses. There was also some pancake syrup. The taste was dark chocolate and light bread dough. There was a strong note of roast in the. A nice brew, but I canít help but think it would be even better without the nitro.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours basically black with a thick tan head with nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty and rich, chocolaty with some mild blackberry fruitiness. Not quite wafting out of the glass, but subtle enjoyable and inviting.
The flavor is perfectly bitter, lots of dark chocolate with a nice level of hoppines, rich, nutty, dry... very satisfying.
The palate is creamy and mouth coating.
Really an enjoyable & refreshing stout, easily my favorite beer I tried from this brewery.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-brown head with trailing lace-black with red tint. A-roasty/coffee/molasses-dk malt, some earthy. T-roasty/coffee/molasses-dk malt, 2nd earthy hops.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On-tap at Boone Valley Brewing] Pours dark brown with a nice khaki head. Aroma is a little weak, with a lot of roasted malt. The taste is simple, but nice, with a lot of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Long, lingering finish. Now this is really solid. Very well-rounded, with the roasted malt never dominating or coming across as rough. A very enjoyable beer, and makes me look forward to trying other stouts that BVB may make in the future.