johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, thick dark brown head.. pleasant aroma, chocolate, coffee, raisin, roasty.. medium-bodied, good flavor, nice sessionable stout.
Lambo1265 (1) - Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. A very subtle aftertaste, will eventually buy again, but not anytime soon.
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ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cap leapt off with gusto and a fresh roasted coffee bean aroma filled the air. On a closer whiff there is more coffee; bitter and heavy roasted, a touch of charred wood, liquorice root, topsoil, heated tyre rubber - all in quite pleasant and sound. Appearance is impressive. A messy plumage of tannish foam holds steady atop a midnight brown body - opaque in the depths. Unexpectedly lean on the palate. Malty bitter with a touch of cola tanginess. Long, roasted malt, coffee bean and burnt wood finish. Not much melding on the palate, but it is dark malt dominated. Pleasant drinking but a little weaker than I’d anticipated. Quaffable, besides its ABV. (12fl.Oz, BB 06/08/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Luvystypotables (378) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso, rich brown color with a creamy head. Taste of espresso with a hint of dark chocolate. Slightly bitter palate.
alawren2 (7) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, chocolate taste dark, earthy, smoke taste. A drinkable stout not super heavy.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thick black with one finger head. very big roasty stout. bitter chocolate, coffee and just a hint of anise. really smooth mouthfeel.
mikeB311 (12) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Color is definitely obsidian with a small brown head. A fairly strong coffee bitterness upfront with a sweet chocolate, malty finish. Medium carbonation and a full body.
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium sized bubbly tan head. The aroma is big on espresso with a healthy balance of chocolate. Roasted malts and licorice are present as well. The taste has some sweetness in it to go along with some bitterness. Flavors of espresso and to a lesser extant chocolate remain strong. Long aftertaste of espresso. Medium bodied, with a thicker texture, with softer carbonation. This one doesn’t do anything to crazy. Its just very solid.
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark brown/close to black colored body with a two finger off-white/tan foamy head that rises a bit and then drops gently leaving some thick spider web lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell has a smokey, woody, espresso, and roasty combined fantastically.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned aromas entering a sort of sweetness from some light chocolate and some light vanilla, dry espresso aftertaste, dry sticky finish.
On the palate, she sat about a medium, semi-sessionable, carbonation is done very well for its style and for me, becomes slightly creamy.
Overall, I would definitely have this one again.
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro. Creamier mouthfeel, lots of caramel malts and cocoa, not super roasty or hoppy in this serving type.
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On nitro, poured into a shaker. Being on nitro, the aroma was mostly muted, but what did come through was a tobacco hint, an espresso note, and a slight grass aroma. Of course, aided by the nitro, this pours a beautiful black body with a very soft, marshmallow head (egg-white colored). The taste is a nice blend of medium light sweet and medium light bitter with flavors of espresso, grass, some ash-like quality, toasted grain, nuts, and chocolate milk. A touch of pine shows up at the finish, but it’s mostly espresso.which sticks around in the aftertaste.