kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - sampled at STL RB Gathering) Black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavors of coffee, toasted malt.
Reynolds314 (3252) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another winner by COAST. Lightly smoked malt brings a nice complexity and richness to the flavor profile. Lightly chocolatey and delicate with a smooth unassuming finish. Great stuff.
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coast mah southern brotha from another motha. Huge roasty aroma. Very smoof. Come to my window.
blipp (7895) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor has roasted malts, sweet malts, dark chocolate, light dark fruity notes, and a hint of smoke. Good stuff.
hallinghansen (2669) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SpencerDB, thanks man. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol notes, caramel. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, sweet dark fruit. Tasty brew.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #118. Dark black with a chocolaty brown head. Nice sweet chocolate aroma, mild. Roasty with a bit of a spiciness too, sharp roastiness in the finish. Nice stout. (2054)
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, smoke and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet roasted black coffee malty flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good, not great.
dmac (5282) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Matt. Poured a pitch black body with a fizzy average sized light brown head. Aroma and flavor of light chocolate, brown bread, soapy citrus and a touch of dust. Great body, fuller with soft carbonation and some lingering burnt notes. This beer probably would have rated a lot higher if I didnít just drink Hunaphus and BA Eclipse 50/50.
pineypower (3005) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Rapture release, thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and a touch of smoky earth notes. Taste is roast, chocolate, coffee, light earthy smoke and a little tell of the alcohol content on the finish. Solid.
johnnnniee (3597) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 12/09/2008
Received in trade form brentk56, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a decent sized fluffy tan head that shows moderate retention. This smells incredible from the moment I pop the cap until I stick the bottle in the recycle bin. Dark fruits, caramel, licorice, chocolate, hints of smoke, its all in here. Little to no hop presence in the aroma. Taste is caramel and chocolate up front, licorice, dark fruit and faint hints of alcohol and hop deep underneath. Smooth chocolate frappe creamy mouthfeel, light level of carbonation, medium to thick body. I wish I hadnít sat on this one so long because Iíd love to know what its like fresh. This is drinking beautifully right now, too bad its the only one Iíve ever seen.