mfhennig (165) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This looked good just pouring it. A nice thick black fluid with a dig tan head. Heavy roast aroma and some dark fruit. Taste of coffee and cocoa. This is one of the really good ones.
Nische (1282) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with rich khaki head. Aroma is mildly smokey with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Huge taste of mainly chocolate, vanilla and roasted coffee. Long lingering bitter coffee finish. Very rich and round.
samsmith33 (632) - - APR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet. ,,,appearance: Dark black color. Thick. Above avg. Tan head.....Aroma is whiskey, rye, toasted barley. ..... Taste is plum , BlackBerry, oolong tea? Some chocolate. Something a little funky and overly sour at the finish, but it doesn?t ruin it. Feel is silky smooth, with lasting carbonation. The head seems to reform every time I put the beer down with a slight drop.Glad I picked this 4 pack up in VA, since I?ve not seen it in NJ. Aging one of the bottles.Good stout.
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles from Capone’s and Whole Foods PM. Pours deep blacl with tan head. Nose is cacao, fruit, blackberry raisin, yeast. Tastes dark malty, with cacao, blackberry, fig, yeast, well hidden alcohol, but not to the Plato degree or intensity that I would crave from an RIS> Not bad, more like a fruity porter.
SG111 (637) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Best NY 11/25/16. Pours black with a sizeable light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, tons of Belgian dark fruits come through. Plums, raisins, figs, smells like a quad with intense roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, big Belgian quad fruits, some spice character, and bitter coffee finish. The Belgian quality and dark fruits really stand out here.
malvrich (121) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into a Foothills chalice Best by 07/07/2016
A: Pours motor oil black with a big dirty looking head. Good retention.
S: Homemade wine and chocolate on the nose.
T: Roasty but smooth chocolate and some pruney wine flavor showcasing alcohol. Honestly better than I expected .
M: Heavy and thick as expected with an oily, alcoholic finish. Not bad.
O: These big boozy beers are not my style admittedly but this is pretty good. My favorite from the box probably.
Evolutionary (407) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottle from the gahanna store. Licorice nose. Strong. Not awesome lay balanced. Can't see my text. Various ratebeer. Damn this. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistent_genital_
generallee08 (759) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. 9.7 abv best buy date (07/07/16) deScription
Appearance: Dark brown slow thick pour jet black in the glass. No light. Tall Dark tan head long lasting with very good lacing.
Smell: deep heavy notes of roast malt fresh bread and light hints of dark fruit raisins and peels.
Taste/Palate: This one is big and bold and coats the tongue with wonderful dark fruits bid dark malty sweetness and espresso bitterness in the finish. Abv is well hidden.
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Thanks DSG. Black with a tan head. Roasty, berries, some wood and some ink aroma, roasty, fruity, a little bitter taste. Full body, silky texture, bitter, inky finish.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dror’s place. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, licorice, some dark fruits, a bit of coffee and chocolate and alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate, an acidic note, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, a bit of alcohol, and a dry finish. Full-bodied and rounded. Good.