callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, large, creamy off-white head, soapy lacing. Earth, bittersweet chocolate, light roast, a little bit of chalk. Medium bodied, velvety effervescent on Nitro tap, mild bitterness, semi-dry throughout.
VinegarStroke (320) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear, dense, red hue, light head and moderate lace. Lifted fruit, spice, malt, anise, clean, fresh and certainly not excessively roasted. Dry, not sour and moderate bitterness. Palate is clean, only medium weight. Good balance and texture. Flavours are complex with coffee, chocolate, fruit and brown spice.
Nice beer but lacks the next level of saturation and mouthfeel that i’m looking for.
nihtila (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.7.2014. Black beer, quickly disappearing brown head, looks highly carbonated. Oily appearance. Aroma is sweetish, slightly roasted, malty, some chocolate. Lowish carbonation, slightly oily texture. Similar notes than in aroma, plenty of malts, some chocolate, roasty and liquorice which maybe gives the sweetish touch. Slightly bitter finish. Guess this is somewhere between stout and IS but not quite there. Rather simple still but good.
jsquire (3678) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with some reddish hues when held against the light. Frothy beige head. Nose of some sweetened coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. This is a very nice, full flavored stout with lots of bitter chocolate and coffee notes, some dark grains and a bit of sweetness with molasses and burnt caramel. The finish has some ash and a bit of coffee bean bitterness. I forgot how much I enjoyed this beer.
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice full bodied stout. Big choco and coffee also bit of spice. Nice stout, checks the boxes but nothing Too special
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
williamstome (1213) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, big brown head. Roasty, cocoa sweet aroma, flavor is also roasty and strongly of cocoa. Fantastic mouthfeel: creamy, smooth and full. Excellent.
beerbaaron (1552) - Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro draft. Black. Creamy beige nitro head. Nitro creamy. Lighter medium body. Light roast. Cocoa. Licorice. Smooth Mild dry. Pretty clean. Too quiet. Speak up a little!
Erussell (7) - - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma and taste were too sour for my taste, though it may be what you'd expect for a beer called Obsidian.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
briandwagner (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid stout with a very full body and a subtle undertone of espresso and really dark chocolate. Very smooth and delicious.
ABS (651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted to burnt malt nose. Coffee, dark, red fruit and alcohol. Medium body. A bit oily. Soft carbonation. Sweet. Bitter ending. Roasted malt, some milk, smoke, hint of chocolate and caramel flavour. A bit to roasted flavour without a body to back it up, but quite good nonetheless.