ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of coffee and chocolate.
Taste of chocolate and coffee with a bit of dark fruit. There is a mild bitterness and a dry finish.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Appearance is black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and molasses with a bit of a nutty smell. Taste is roasted malts, molasses, nuts, and smoke.
abernaki (16) - - DEC 23, 2012
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Similar taste to Guniness without the heaviness
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great stout so its a shame its so difficult to come by these days. My understanding is that its on tap a few places in KC, but otherwise its tough. Dry, black as night, with a very easily drinkable character.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black color, creamy stable head, good lacing. It’s got a slightly more complex taste than similar style stouts (Guinness) - coffee. Light body, really easy to drink. B-Vard keeps cranking out winners.
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight sweet not that great. Dry for a stout pretty enjoyable mold to enjoyable.
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DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ TapHouse in Seattle, nitro. Handsome dark brown with a dense creamy nitro head that is a permanent fixture. Nearly no aroma (thanks nitro). Simple, lightly roasty profile, thin mouthfeel. Just okay for me-- too cold, too thin.
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Comes dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is similar. Rich and creamy. Decent enough.
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from draft, courtesy of staff at Sickie’s, thanks! Dark brown, looks like a Guinness. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is caffe au lait. Nice.
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strikes the sought-after balance between roasty depth and refreshment value. Black and austere yet quenching. First impression is "Hmm, a bit light," and then you’ve drunk four of them. Nitro tap predictably emphasizes the light and creamy, not unpleasantly.