Natai (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dark tan head and slight lacing. Starts with strong coffee and ends with dark chocolate, with the slightest hint of tart fig in between. A little light on the body and watery, but smooth. Better than I expected from a brewery known around KC for its wheat brew. Very drinkable
mauritsio (440) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko lippulaiva. Black with brown xl head. Dark berries. Roasted with alcohol notes. Lasting bitterness. Some sweetness.
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Kingi (488) - - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roast and coffee notes in aroma and taste. light sweetness and light bitterness. finish is roasty dry. Prickly feel. Maybe a hint of smoke but could be my imagination solid imp stout
k0mpsa (1179) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from alko arkadia, helsinki. Black color, large brown head. Wonderful aroma is roasty, sweet, balanced, vanilla, coffee. Full roasty body, long taste of coffee and chocolate, some smoke. Balanced and tasty.
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle given to me as a gift by my parents. Thanks!
A: Abyssian black. Mocha head that foams then firms. Lacing.
N: Molasses, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, char, and smoke. Some earth and pine. Caramel undertones.
T: Smokey, sweet, and bitter. Really pleasant balance.
M: Heavy body. Alcohol is present but not unwelcome.
O: A complex stout with all sorts of reason to recommend it. Reminds me a bit of the many Dutch concoctions which I’ve had this year; this is very much worth your time. Impressive as it’s not adjunct laden.
mikedR (1270) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good. Heavy in flavor and mouthfeel. Syrupy. But, not too sweet. But, not too roasty. There are definitely better at this ABV level, but this one is indeed solid.
Skyhawk (1) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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50belair (2355) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark Truth Stout - Fark brown pour with a mocha head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Huge dark roasted malts dominate. Licorice and tangy black coffee lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel. Somewhat bitter.
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bowling pin bottle. Pretty cool label. Inky pour. Huge, stiff tan head. Coffee and slightly creosotic, cashew aroma. Moderately acidic, coffee, soy, sugary, low bittering outside of the roast. Sturdy, oily mouthfeel. I wouldn’t kick this out of bed for eating crackers. ABC Liquors, Betton.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Julie thinks it is too smokey. H. B. b. Julie gives a 2.8
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robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a thick, foamy tan head that settles to a substantial lace - dry cocoa/bakers chocolate hit the nose first, followed by some spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, noticeable rye, peppery character, some notes of molasses far in the back, light hints of smoke and cloves - full carbonation, semi-soft in the mouth - some sweetness up front, but this is fairly dry for the strength - a lot of cocoa, some tobacco - some spicy, slightly bitter rye combines well with some black malt bitterness - notes of licorice/anise, warming spices - touches of smoke around the edges that taste like a product of the yeast - a few other mild, belgian-ish phenols and spiciness - finishes dry, with quite a bit of alcohol warmth - a little too much so - a fairly solid take on a belgian-style stout - it’s just a little too hot in the finish.