mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a thin looking dark brown with a this tan head. Little aroma, but of roasted malt and coffee there is a little. Little burnt taste at the beginning, with a bit of currant flavor, long slightly bitter finish. Too thin to really enjoy.
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, thin head, chocolatey a little sweet. Palate is a little thin for style and finish is long.
Jrwhitney6 (381) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into mug a cola black with light brown head. Nose is some chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is some chocolate and roasted malts--which is good--but also an ever so slight sour taste--which is not. Overall, it's a pretty good stout - and the alcohol is greatly disguised.
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solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice stout. Lots of chocolate with a little creaminess. Pours black with good head and lacing. Finishes bitter with light sweetness. Great balance, and good beer all around. Happy to enjoy this at Happy Hour at GBD.
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GBD in Washington DC. Poured a dark, almost black color with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted notes, vanilla. Some chocolate milk notes, some light coffee, went well as an after-dinner drink.
jerseyjohn71 (266) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
a very well done,, good beer!!caramel, nuts, chocolate, cereal, dough, earthy, alcohol, vanilla, woody, resin, herbs, black, clear, tan foam, lacy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, bakers cocoa, and burned toast. Taste is chocolate milk, chocolate, and almost booze.
Mark_Eck (1225) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is sweet with a nice, rich chocolate taste.
AndyW68 (1219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Tan head. Aroma of roast dark chocolate malt. Taste follows nose with a nice creamy quality.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pitch black pour into the glass producing a tall and creamy tan head. The head has fine carbonation bubbles and decent retention.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained but bitter dark chocolate, powdered cocoa, creamer, and a slightly smokey and roasty aroma is present. The aroma is balanced and a bit too weak to be fully enjoyed.
Taste: Creamer lays the base for hints of smoke, roasted malts, fig, dark chocolate and powdered cocoa, in no particular order. This is balanced nicely, a bit mellow, but nice to drink.
Palate: Soft full body, mild carbonation.
Overall: A very nice stout that wouldn’t stand out among any heavy hitter, but finds a spot still. It’s a reserved beer with good balance and good complexity. This would suit mild desert dishes.