r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very roasty aroma, deep and dark. Toast, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa. A bit of char and some earthy tastes, then a long and smooth finish. Not quite creamy or thick, but still full enough.
JustPlainLogan (45) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Delicious. Pours out as black as engine oil with a mocha tan head. Aroma is coffee and barley, very potent. The taste is dark roasted coffee and black licorice that melds together very well, but the best part of this beer is the amazing mouth-feel, like heavy cream. Iíll be looking for this again.
toml219 (198) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from the tap. A nice black with tan head. A very good stout and easy to drink.
NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Monks. Very dark pour. Light tan foam. Expected chocolate/coffee stout flavors with some slight spicy hops for balance. Well mixed stout. Maybe a bit slight though.
stevoj (1335) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black like coal with the perfect thick tan creamy head. Aroma and taste of bitter roast grains. Coffee, chocolate immediately come to mind. Deserving of itís score for sure. Another beauty from Deschutes.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma mainly of coffee with bitter chocolate, cacao and some hops. Taste of coffee, acidity, chocolate
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is dark roasts, chocolate, and slight sweetness and hoppiness. Taste is much the same. Some decent astringency from the roasts........kind of close to Bells Java Stout.
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark black/brown color with light brown head. Big rich chocolate aroma with a nice balance of roast and dark malt. Flavor of roasty dark malts, some chocolate and coffee....not as smooth at the aroma. Some bitter astringency from roast but overall, pretty tasty.
jrodooo5 (682) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big rich & bold stout yet so light & creamy on the mouthfeel. Wow! Complex & unique - has a perfect stout pour. Itís like oatmeal meets a milk stout & it really works! Well done!
hopwine (64) - - OCT 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, tan head, good retention and lace. Coffee/espresso is the dominant flavor with a touch of bittersweet chocolate and moderate hopping that both add a lot of depth. Pretty dry on the finish, especially considering the abv. Definitely the quintessential american stout.