Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate aroma, pours an opaque black with a thin light tan head. Mild chocolate milk taste, mild roasted finish. This is less sweet then most examples of the style, which makes it better in my estimation.
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Pours black with average head and a little splotchy lace. The aroma is coffee and malt, chocolate, a hint of bitterness. The flavor is pretty good, but understated. A little watery up front, actually, but some rich malt in the finish. A little thin, but decent.
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
335ml can. Dark pour, chocolatey notes, slick and extremely thin mouthfeel.
klk343 (157) - - MAR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black. Looks like cola. Not much smell but a little sweet. A creamy, smooth texture that tastes like coffee.
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smokey undertones in its flavor. Highly carbonated for a stout. Drinkable but I wouldn’t
Go out of my way for it.
Guerde (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Krampus can from UDBeernut) Pours black with ruby around the edges and a towering tan head that takes quite awhile to settle. When I see farmhouse ale on the can, and a towering tan head when poured, I automatically think this will be infected. Smell kind of confirms that, in that the aroma is a dead ringer for spent coffee grounds that develop that faint sour character. This smells like wet Folger’s grounds left overnight. This sweetens with warming a little, and some faint chocolate and roasted malt show up to balance this out a bit. Taste is fairly roasty with plenty of roasted malt, light cocoa, bad coffee, and perhaps a light tangy character. Finishes roasty. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a little high. Aside from that initial smell, this beer is not too bad.
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,355 ml can as a gift.
Deep brown/black one with a small light beige head. Aroma of some licuerice, light caramel and malt, ash, roasted grains. Easy bodied, light sweetness and caramel, light roasted malt, no hops.
Ed5388 (2693) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, roasted coffee, and chocolate. Taste of sweet roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, burnt toast, and vanilla in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and watered down.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma - for a stout, I’d think it would be a little bit more full of aroma. This beer really doesn’t have much of one. A pretty small chocolate malt, which has to really be coaxed out after several swirls.
Appearance - body color is black; liquid is opaque; the head is beige and initially 1 1/2" sets into a slice of foam on top of the body
Taste - semi-sweet with some roasty malt, there is also a little chocolate malt
Palate - body is a medium; texture is a light creaminess; the carbonation is soft; finish is slightly bitter and medium in length
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with aromas of chocolate and sweet malts. Tastes like roasted coffee beans, with hints of smoked/burnt oak. Average stout.