AGknights44 (20) - - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
flavor: strong complex combination of roasted barley, chocolate malt, coffee, with dark fruit in background; coffee being most prevalent.
aroma: very similar to flavor but stronger fruitiness.
very dark and opaque. mediumlight brown lasting head. medium carbonation... got better as beer warmed and less carbonated.
trapped (1509) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Inky black with medium sized spongy beige head, mocha flavor with a hint of grapes, slightly sweet mocha taste turning bitter towards the end, low carbonation, alcohol undertones, long bitter chocolate finish. It’s like chocolate with rum!
Fritz123 (1414) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from a few years back at the Brewpub. Pours a deep black thick oil Aroma was coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, sweet milks, and dark fruits. The taste was similar with sweet chocolate, sweet milks, vanilla, and roasted malts. Thick mouth, mild carb. Little too sweet for my tastes.
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a small tan head. Rich aroma, quite sweet, lactose showing, lots of chocolate, mild caramel and coffee. Rich, sweet flavor, loads of chocolate and lactose, some caramel, light coffee. A little disappointed. Not bad.
3fourths (8697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Opaque brown with a short off-white head. With only a quiet roasted malt note that seems "natural", the nose is dominated by adjuncts, undoubtedly milk sugar, chocolate and coffee, giving the impression of Oreo cookies / Cookies & Cream ice cream. Abusively sweet in the mouth, extremely cloying to the point that it’s difficult to take more than small sips. Texture is creamy and silty, which could be due to yeast but may also be the lactose. Overall it doesn’t smell like stout, it’s one of the sweetest beers I’ve ever tasted, and the adjuncts completely obliterate any underlying malt character, so I don’t get the point.
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at RBWG. Dark pour. Soy and leather with chocolate in the aroma. Taste was a little better with maple, vanilla, dark Malts, dark fruit.
GenDV138 (3729) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Full body with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (11245) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, chocolate roast, lactose and maple sweetness. Medium body.
Sledutah (6183) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Black with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and woody. Flavors of dark malts, leather and dark fruit
chinchill (3221) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lg. shared bottle at RBWG-2015.
Essentially black body with a thin head that reduces to a very durable ring.
Aroma is off, as i confirmed with another taster. The flavor holds up better, but there are some off notes in addition to alcohol esters and dark roasted grains. A bit too sweet as well.
jbruner (3031) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black from the bottle with bubbly brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of sweet malty sugar, maple and lactose, hint of roast and soy. Taste is all that plus chocolate and vanilla, back end of coffee, wow. So much going on, a bit too much carbonation, but it quiets the burn. Damn, thick and creamy, this is amazing.