doubelknv3 (935) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tan head. Nice lacing. Roast, mild coffee, mild alcohol, and sweet malt aroma notes. Full bodied, syrupy, medicine like alcohol notes, and chocolate notes. High hop roast-bitterness, lasting bitter finish with alcohol notes.
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EamonTheGreat (72) - USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a 12oz bottle. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Heavy roasted malt aroma. Hard to believe this has such a high ABV. This stout goes down smooth for such a strong roasted flavor and hints of coffee.
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fakebeersnob (106) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
uncomplicated beer review. This was my last beer of the night. This is my favorite Dark Horse beer, but that isnít saying much...I am not a huge fan of this brewery. I do remember just a coffee taste with a burnt aftertaste. Donít get the alcohol when you are drinking it, but before you finish you feel it. There is a hoppiness to it too that I was not fully expecting,
jayzz (156) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to believe this is a 12 abv. There is no sense of alcohol. That being said, i donít find the flavor all that enticing. So the beer is well made but flavor is limited to only some coffee to my palate. Mouth feel is good. Some hops on the ass end. Conflicted on this brew.
HisBoyElroy (397) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best beer by Dark Horse. I liked it more than the BA version. I plan on picking up a few more.
ColovianTrader (161) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super roasted! Heavy doses are dark roast coffee in the aroma and taste. Unsweetened dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, brown sugar, cream, toast and a well blended note of alcohol. Heavy body to help carry the flavors.
CpyNPrnT (120) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
About to drink as I type. Served in snifter. Straight jet black with a small head if any that is tan to brown. Very small amount of lacing. Right away, roasted malts. Lots and lots of roasted malts. Not much else. Perhaps a very small amount of alcohol, but very small. Cheers. Okay, first off. Alcohol, straight forward on the palate, followed by roasted malts, chocolate, and some hops. Alcohol and more hops on the after taste-which does linger. The aroma does not match the palate per say, but still a grade A beer non the less. Would love to try the bourbon barrel aged edition. 3 go to cellar to see what some age will do. Will pick up a few more 4 packs as well. 2014 edition, 11.0% ABV I believe.
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is smooth with rich chocolate and coffee undertones. Finishes clean.
sitzds (246) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into stout glass. Very dark brown and nearly opaque with a few brown slivers at the edges. Half an inch of tan head rises and quickly falls to a thin cap that lingers. A few spots of lace remain. Aroma is of roasted malts, dried dark fruits, unsweetened chocolate, touch of soy sauce, and alcohol. Taste starts moderately sweet with chocolate, brown sugar, and date. Some bitterness follows from espresso and woody notes. Alcohol is masked well but not completely hidden. Medium-full body, creamy texture, low carbonation, warming sweet finish.
kkleu357 (128) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black. Minimal dark tan had. Very strong stout smell. Really sweet smelling. Taste like eating a dark chocolate candy. Mildly roasty. Minimal coffee flavor. Mostly chocolaty. Very good. Would love to try the bourbon barrel version.
Mudwhomper (39) - Madison, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Year old bottle. Sweet marshmallowy aroma. Flavor has very nice red fruit, just a tad sweet. Much different than when fresh - not much roast and it feels a bit thinner than I remember it being when fresh.