Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured black with a brown head and good lacing. Aromas are of smokey fig, toasted malts and sweet dark fruits, subtle undertones of hops, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of biter sweet dark fruit, dry malty undertones with hops tagging along. The finish is a dry bitterness, with fruity notes. Awsome beer, it is reminiscent to Serpent Stout by Lost Abbey.
FalseLion (25) - - NOV 20, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you’re looking for a stout you can not go wrong with this beer. Perfect smokey taste.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours black, with a slight tan head, no lacing. Yeast prominent in aroma, dried fruits (figs?) are there as well, so too is just a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, with a big, complex finish. Roasted malt character strong in finish, with just the barest trace of herbs. Really liked this one.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from TWM Fredericksburg - reviewing from notes - pours a deep mahogany with a white head, aroma is roasty and dark, nice!
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was very noticeable as soon as I popped the top. Was even stronger during por. Taste was a bit heavy on the smoke. Still undecided on this one. I might have to rate this one again later.
jrob21 (3404) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour leaves you with a pretty sexy tan and leaves a long lacing. Little bit of cherry flavor hiding need a deep rich intense chocolate malt flavor. Aroma has some burned coffee and wood aspects. Finish is a touch bitter and the texture is chalky and cocoa. Milk chocolate flavors run through the hole experience. Prett tasty.
ATM2754 (5) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz, Gorgeous color, dark pour with a flash of red, bold but delicate stout, currently in my top 5.
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Black, slightly reddish pour, with a dark tan head. Roasted malt, molasses, raisin, dried stone fruit, quite smoky, and light cocoa notes. I liked it, the smoke makes it a bit different. Reasonably priced as well.
bconch (356) - - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour with thin beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is more of the fruit notes with some sweetness in there. Nice carbonation and hop finish.
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: opaque, inky black, with a creamy chocolate milk head that lasts forever in a snifter. Aroma: bittersweet and milk chocolate vie for the forefront, over a rich bed of raisins, graham crackers, walnuts, and cracked pepper, with a hint of clove. Taste: bitter, almost lactic tang of dark chocolate, followed by a wave of chalk-dry cocoa powder, candi sugar, wild yeast bite, and plums. Finish: bitter, roasty and dry, with coffee, a hint of toasty graham cracker pie crust, dark chocolate, and booze. Notes: Interesting stout. Creamy and drinkable palate; you’d never know it was a 9.7% abv beer. Smells, looks, and feels rich, but the flavors don’t overpower after the initial blast. Increasingly better as it warms.