GenDV138 (4565) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Black with half a finger or so of light tan head. Aromas of coffee, light chipotles, caramel, light vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light chipotles, some sort of lactose like note that I’m not digging. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, semi-watery mouthfeel. Not quite there for me.
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yard House - Long Beach, August 2014.
Almost black with a small creamy head. Roasted with coffee, chocolate, some smoke and light chili. Smooth and actually quite easy to drink. A good one.
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, bitter coffee, light spice.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with quickly fading beige edge head. Aroma is roasted malt, peppers, and spicy notes. Flavor is overall sweet with notes of roasted malt, hot peppers, and a slight coffee complexity. Finish is dry, spicy and slightly woody.
From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Zach over some wings, pours a dark rich black pour with a java colored head. Nose is malt and dark roasted coffee. Taste is malt and peppery and very drinkable. Not a heavy stout at all. Finish is peppery as well and ends on the same tasting notes. Descent by all means. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with brown head and aroma of coffee and light peppers. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with a spicy, peppery undertone leading to a dry, light spicy finish. Very drinkable stout
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in colour with a thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is of coffee, light spice, chocolate and dark malts. The flavour is of coffee, chocolate, light peppers, chalky. Malty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some light pepper heat at the very end. Nice stuff. The peppers take a back seat. Good base stout helps.
Bottle opened on March 5, 2010
alexsdad06 (7737) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle sampled in November 2011. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate mild chipotle notes, light smoke with only a mild peppery heat. Thin mouthfeel takes away even more. Forgettable.
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark black pour and as I poured, I got a sweet bitter chocolate with a hint of smokey. A quick bitter taste as I first sipped and a strong roast, oaky wood flavor. A burnt bitter lingering taste. Not a top stout for me
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black with no head. Cocoa and smoke with mild coffee aroma. Not much Chipotle in flavor but it shows up as a Warming sensation on the palate. Roasty and coffee notes. Lightish palate. Some chalkiness.