Awktoberfest (308) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackest black in color....super creamy...nice sticktoitiveness on the tongue... This gets better as it warms and u drink it...it's real good... A great winter sipper ... Worth it:)
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bastarda (87) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@bartlebier’s and oldmanriver’s beer seminar; aromas of toffee, coffee, melasse, plums and raisins, wonderfully chewy mouthfeel, taste brings up notes of raisins and melasse again, and more plums, and plum jam with just the right amount of bitterness at the finish, malt-coffee aftertaste. A yummy beer!
hohops (302) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is just about pitch black, a light brown head which instantly disappears. Aroma is loads of chocolate- like smelling a smooth chocolate milkshake. Some hops are detectable, along with espresso coffee and a hint of dark fruit. Taste- huge bitterness, dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt, black coffee, quite a full mouthfeel, a long, bitter, chocolatey finish. Gets a bit more boozy as it warms, with notes of port and fruitcake. Really nice.
Iznougut (7) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Con chocolate, correcte.. Color negre negre, el nas bé i poquet gas.. Gust i paladar correcte amb un punt de caramel..
HKdIPA (260) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Junction in London. Pitch black pour with tan head. Chocolate aroma with a bit of licorice but not overpowering. Smells great for a stout like this. Taste is rich and bitter chocolate - roasted malts, hoppy bitterness, lots of chocolate and some coffee. Bitter finish. Doesn't taste like 10%. Palate is both bubbly and rich (not too thick though) - nice. Exceeds expectations - delicious stout.
davidtjm (458) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is sweet, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, caramel, body is thin, texture is oily. Excellent
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a deep black color with a thin dark beige almost brown head. Minimum retention and very few lacings left
S: Smell is rich. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, candy, vanilla. Ended by grassy hops and alcohol
T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, coffee, yeasts, grassy hops. In overall a deliciously bitter beer. Very very tasty
M: Full creamy body. Low carbonation. Dry bitter mouthfeel. Alcohol is quite evident. Aftertaste is grassy and earthy
O: Brooklyn beers are usually good. This one is even better ;)
[ BA Review @ 1/28/2012 ]
Zodiac (28) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep, heavy, chocolate, coffee, no alc in taste, aroma not too strong, very oily, very interesting.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Julie gives av. V. 3.5. Tiny bit of bitter sour nicey greasy stout
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katrinaez (67) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great burst of flavor at first with the chocolate, but it is a harsh bite of alcohol. It finishes with bitter tastes of the cocoa bean unsweetened. The nibs if you will. Thick and rich. Deep black color.
SlackerMads (1657) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled winter 2013-14. Black with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Molasses, charcoal, bark, earthy coffee, cocoa, warming alcohol, some dried dark fruits, vanilla bean. Carries the abv well. Long finish with dark fruits. Rich without being heavy, sticky and sweet. Good.