MadRobin (2027) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, near black with a thin light tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and sweet dark fruit.
Taste of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toffee, sweet dark fruit, alcohol and a touch of charcoal.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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kevinator (1032) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. 2011 Edition. Aroma of dark sweet malts, wood and bourbon. Very dark and thick in appearance. Virtually no head, which lead to concern it had gone flat. Palate was heavy, smooth, oily and had the right amount of carbonation. Dark roasted sugar flavors with a strong roasted character and some chocolate. Alcohol and bourbon were pronounced. Well done.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light bourbon aroma with vanilla. Rich toffee and whiskey flavor with light vanilla and light fruitiness. Fuller bodied. Toffee and caramel linger with whiskey, light vanilla, and light chocolate.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
love the smokestack series and this one rivals the quad for the best. Great dark pour with amazing head retention and lacing. Very flavorful and robust.
BucannonXC5 (909) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Type: 750ml (25.9 oz.) bottle
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 (received as a Father’s Day gift)
Purchased: June 14, 2014
Consumed: July 2, 2014
Misc.: Champagne cork; Batch No. 1613310-2 (semi-guessing on the ‘6’); Best by Nov. 2015; 2013 edition
Poured a pitch black color with three fingers of frothy tan head. Average amount of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Fantastic retention, settling nicely in the beginning and only losing a little bit on the top the rest of the way.
Smelled rich chocolate, roasted dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, dates, fig, light tobacco?, wet cocoa powder, boozy liquor, rye, whiskey and faint smoky fire. Really grew on me after a few whiffs.
Tasted just as good as the smell. Got toffee, caramel, dark chocolate booziness, thick cocoa powder, light coffee beans, smooth whiskey, plum, dates, figs, hot fudge and roasted nuts.
Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Just a fantastic beer. Loved every moment of it.
Syndicate (90) - Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this thanks to spence. Poured a jet black with a thick beige sandy looking head with decent retention and lacing. Smelled like a bit smokey for a regular impy stout but it is a smokestack series. As soon as I took a drink it coated everything. Thick molasses, bakers chocolate, with a mellow smokiness and bitterness that reminds me more of a Baltic porter. Either way pretty decent but not great.
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark black/brown with a thick tan head leaving decent lacing. Strong vanilla aroma with notes of toffee. Strong vanilla flavor with notes of toffee, coffee and malt. Excellent stout.
mtdewa1 (327) - rome, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black khaki head. Aroma is vanilla and bourbon. Taste is vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon and some toffee. Very smooth for abv. Very good.
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An awesome brew. Great aromas of cocoa and vanilla. Dark fruit too. Great chocolate flavors. Not boozy at all. Vanilla and roasted malts too. Fantastic beer.
dreamflower (588) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with cards04 and northropfrye. Fruity boozy delicious. It was dark. I can’t say much else I just lived it a lot.