TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black head and light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate dark malt. This is a very smooth dark malty beer with a light hop bitterness that does not linger. Over all the abv is hidden quite well and a very drinkable beer.
SPDickerman (1075) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells strongly of cocoa, roast, hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deep Ellum Darkest Hour finishes with a lingering chocolate bitterness.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 3 Sep 2014 -- I rated this bad boy a 5 back in the day when I had a boner for all good brews.
darb85 (172) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours beautiful. Woody Smokey flavor with decent mouth feel. A little coaca with vanilla sneaking in. Velvety
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the version that is aged with rum soaked oak chips at WOB’s.
Nose - Is a medium caramel with a light vanilla and red fruits in the background. Taste - medium (to just below) viscosity with a nice chocolate combined with grape and red berries (all verging on being underripe). A touch of bitterness on the finish but overall it’s very clean with some oak and whisp of caramel. There’s some overripe apples very late on the finish (almost fermented). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
degbert (1441) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an oily, swampy, opaque black with almost no head -- what there is is fine grained and cinnamon-colored. Nose is vanilla, mocha, fruitcake, anejo rum, baking spices, and chocolate-covered dried cherries. Rich and sweet, with more of a chocolate and dried fruit punch on the front of the tongue; the baked-good theme continues with elements of pumpernickel bread and fruitcake (and I mean good fruitcake, not that crap Aunt Myrna sends you every year). Finish is long and smooth with licorice and espresso coming out to play; mouthfeel is very round. Quite good.
rxeight (1973) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Initially has lots of chocolate. Some spice and dark tart fruit came out as it warmed. Medium or maybe a hair on the thin side for an imperial stout.
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh bottle from spec’s. This listed at 11%. Does not work for the style. The texture of the mouthfeel, the dryness, balance of chocolate, hops, malt. Whole package not in synch or drinkable.
TXBadger (2002) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark, almost black, grayish head. Dark fruit and spice on the nose, some cocoa too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of smokiness, maybe more like an over roasted nuts, almost burnt.
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Watery mouthfeel. Notes of smoke, milk chocolate, caramel, and burnt bread. Short finish.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Addison Saucer. Deep black, decent lace and mediocre tan head. Honestly smells of dry porter yeast and roasted malts, despite being a stout.
Malty, yet holds no defining characteristics. Just kinda "there". Disappointing, as with most DEBC beers. :/