ajnepple (2538) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, licorice, light coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Similar flavor, adding a light earthy bitterness. Medium body, with a slick, creamy feel and average carbonation. Overall, good.
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a trade. Pours nearly black with a medium brown head, lots of tiny bubbles, leaving small film on top and a small ring around edge of glass. Nose is rich with chocolate and a general sweetness. Taste is generally flat compared to aroma. Just a slightly thin, chocolatey beer. Meh.
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate syrup, light molasses, roasted malt, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a three finger tan head that leaves some soapy rings on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate roasted malt, light molasses, and chocolate. The finish has light-moderate smoke and a touch of coffee. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip.
The appearance was a dark black color. one finger off white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves no lacing.
The smell had a mainly dark roasty chocolate, and I donít know why but I get a rubbery sort of aroma - weird and as far as I knowits not necessarily unpleasant, its just different.
The taste was a roasty sweet chocolate, still getting the rubber in the taste as well, leaves the same aftertaste and has a super sweet sticky finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, tries to show a sessionable aspect but maintains a somewhat heavier effect to make me try to sip it.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good stout I was surprised to find in AZ as I could definitely have this as a decent winter sipper or for those cooler nights at the least.
Arthree (7) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
On tap at the brewery. Served ice cold, not a great sign to start. Black, mostly opaque, and very little head. Aroma is malt and some roast, with a slight coffee scent. The flavor is anything but sweet; this is one of the driest stouts Iíve had. Lots of roast and malt flavor with a bitter finish. Overall not a great stout, and it seemed watered down.
rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque brown/black with a short-lived tan head, thin bands of lace. The taste is mostly toasted malt with overtones of semi-sweet chocolate that enter in the palate. The finish adds a small bit of bittering. The drink is slightly oily and heavy, which doesnít encourage more than one. Overall, a decent, but not memorable example of the style.
highibus (737) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Weird aroma not toasty. Flavor is familiar with roasted barley and some coffee. But nothing special. Not much on the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown with a weak mocha head. The modest aroma pulls up earthy malts as well as dark roasted malts and a coffee sensation. The taste is alright where I get dark roasted malts, a dash of burnt malts here and there, dark roasted coffee and then slivers of malt sweetness for added interest. It becomes more roasty and burnt into the finish. Pretty tasty stuff.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of large coffee and notes of chocolate. Large coffee, chocolate, a good malt bitter with a dry finish. Medium bodied and fizzy.
mikedR (1339) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice chocolate aroma from the midnight black pour. Strong chocolate and to a lesser extent coffee notes. Mildly roasted malt notes. A bit thin in mouthfeel. Overall pretty good, but is on the weak side in thickness and robustness; more a traditional European stout than an American variety, yet better than the prototype Young's. interestingly enough does not pair very well with chocolate! Would really love to see an imperial version of this -- everything is here, there just needs to be more.
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