Ernest (6489) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate milk, cocoa powder, roasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Looks nice. The aroma is dominated by clunky chocolate, like Nestle Quik (was lactose added?), not very enticing at all. Not very good in the mouth either, where it’s syrupy sweet without much to balance. Clumsy and simple.
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a really dark but not so thick with a brownish small head. It’s really smooth and lively.
Doofgoblin (379) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really liking this one! The aroma is wham in your face; lots of toasted malt character with a coffee element as well. Pours a dark black with a tan pillowy head that fades to lacing that loves clinging to the pint glass. Taste is somewhat sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, and especially toasted malt. Finishes exceptionally smooth and flavorful but with enough bitter dryness to prepare you for the next sip.
Down2die (108) - IRELAND - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from dunnes, nice crisp tight head lots of chocolate and crisp carbonation the way an extra is suppose to be, nice would like to test against the guiness extra
BVery (7267) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown pour, pours fairly thick. Beige head. Roasted coffee and sweet chocolate in this. Nice full palate. Solid beer!
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with a big sticky eggshell foam... the nose is really inviting with nice chocolate brownie, mexican spice and lots of roasty goodness. The palate is smooth and creamy with enough bubbles to bring out the flavors... rich chocolate, soft spice, green coffee beans... nice balance witha touch of bitterness cutting through the finish. Tasty.
MichaelAwesome (4924) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Dark with a bit of coffee and bitterness in taste and aroma. Still a bit watery but definitely a quality beer made with passion.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Nose of chocolate, berries, honey. Pours jet black, very thin head, that faded a little quickly. very sweet stout, lots of berries and milk choc. medium body, more a porter than a dry, I thought. Impressive, but not brilliant.
McTapps (4924) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark black with a creamy low head and medium body for the looks. Nose of sweetened coffee. Taste of rich malt, sweet espresso, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate and roasted grains. Quite easy to drink but too bitter in the palate.
donalanthony (1) - Sligo, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very dark Stout with a nice tan head. Superb beer with notes of chocolate and coffee, Very rich palate and a lovely bitter roasted coffee aftertaste.