arminjewell (7902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, brown sugar, into nice coffee bean, espresso, almost a mocha note into a bit of cocoa powder, slight roast. Taste is a mix of cocoa powder, roast, coffee, nice dark fruit into big molasses and brown sugar, touch of spice, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Nice.
burg326 (4298) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown almost black color with aromas of light roasted malt, coffee, light earth and some chocolate. Flavors are coffee and bakers chocolate with some light nuts and some ash and earth. Solid and enjoyable, glad I got to try this little gem.
RedSox2004 (1392) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown with a dense one-finger tan brown head and a bit of lace. Aromas of roasted coffee, nuts, cocoa powder and a hint of smoke. Flavor is mostly rich chocolate malts, with big contributions from the coffee and coca, accompanied by licorice, herbs and gentle grassy hops. Full body, super creamy and smooth mouthfeel, little carbonation and a rich, decadent mocha finish.
Gerbeer (2198) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with short tan head. Aromas of espresso, ash and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of acidic black coffee, bitter dark chocolate and dry roasted malts. Surprisingly simple though dry and nice.
Fatehunter (1518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger and half of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is burnt and roasted malt, molasses and dark chocolate. Excellent.
The taste is a great blend of coffee and chocolate bitterness, molasses and roasted malt sweetness, finishes with a touch of burnt wood.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Super drinkable and flavorful.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Jet black pour with a tan head. Very nice aromas of dark roast coffee, dates, raisin, licorice toffee and black treacle. Full bodied brew. Flavours of smoke, sweet spice, lots of dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. Dry, smoky finish. Very tasty stuff.
fugitive (1509) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma roasted, malt. dark chocolate. Taste sweet, dark chocolate, roasted.
CapFlu (4713) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near headless atop a black/brown body. Nose of molasses and red wine cask. Flavour of gritty coffee and brown sugar. Decent.
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a medium head that took some time to dissipate .Chocolate with a medium body. Coffee is also in the background. A straightforward and quite powerful stout.
TBone (13449) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500ml (ABM, BB 06/2015)
Dark brown color, steady brownish head, lace. Sticky cellary aroma with faint hints of coffee. Medium-bodied. Flavor has lots of coffee, roastyness but also vinegar and cellar. Unfortunately.