AirForceHops (4819) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from a 4-pack. Purchased at Kappy’s in Malden, MA. Beautiful presentation into a snifter. Full, thick beige head that lingered and left sheets of lacing down the side. Nose is dark fruit, roasted malt and chocolate. Nice full body. Flavors of chocolate, espresso, fig, plum and ash with a smooth lingering smoky finish. Chalky mouthfeel. Nice layers of flavors. I don’t pick-up any ABV. This snifter went down easy, went for another bottle right away. This is my kind of stout. It was worth every penny I spent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: July 16, 2010
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: big roasty aroma, touch of dark fruits
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of black coffee bitterness, sweet fruityness come in to balance the big roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
thomaspwrs (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think I’ve found my new favorite stout. :)
My overall impression was of a delightful, dry dark chocolate... nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Texture was creamy with light carbonation. The substantial alcohol fit in perfectly without noticeable burn. Color was a rich deep black. I loved it.
JMerritt (1900) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a medium-sized tan head that falls to a milky froth. Thin, even lacing beautifully coats the side of the glass. Nose of milk chocolate, lightly charred oak, bourbon and whiffs of balsamic vinegar rounded out by brown sugar, dates and roasted nuts. Very subdued sweetness with notes of red plums, light metallics, mild alcohol, dusty grains and a little cardboard. Overall, this is a nice imperial with a great balance of sweetness to roastiness that hides its alcohol relatively well. Dangerously easy to drink.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a copper tint in direct light. Chocolatey tan head. Poured a large frothy head inch and half. Looks very good in a glass and the head holds for a long time . Aroma of roasted malt, smoke and faint hint of chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate , mild coffee, something fruity is detectable. Medium bodied. Finishes clean a really good stout and 9.7 alcohol and the flavor masks it well
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with dark brown head and good retention. Aroma is anise, baker’s chocolate, Belgian yeast spice, bleu cheese, figs, plum, roast. Taste is aggressively roasted coffee, bubblegum banana buried deep within, tons of Belgian spice but comes across as waaay to roasty. Body is light, creamy, highly carbonated, complex roasted fruity bitter finish. Overall, not really my thing. This seemed a bit unbalanced.
Errl (2242) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz Bottle poured into a Sniffer glass- Pour is a Dark black with a tan head, Aroma is Dark fruits and coffee with chocolate..Has a very Bold taste..Palate is lingering Raisin,espresso and roasted Malts. This is a damn good Stout, I would grab this again without hesitation
barbarino2000 (86) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 More enjoyable than i expected. A little light in the middle, but leaves you with the taste of tasty fig and espresso.
musinj6 (471) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with brownish-red, creamy head. Moderate coffee and black licorice aroma with ever so slight smokiness. Creamy, lingering palate with light, soft carbonation. Boozy and slightly sweet up front with very long finish with mild but very apparent bitterness. Very good stout.
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Au nez c’est très prometteur avec des notes florales, chocolat, figues, prunes, espresso. Les stouts de type belge sont souvent complexe et très aromatique, la Dark truth en fait clairement parti. En bouche c’est follement onctueux avec l’éventail original de grains utilisés. Le reste a déjà été bien décrit par Blvd Brewing.