BenDover (190) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a half inch of creamy tan/brown foam that leaves behind some fine lacing. Aroma is roasty and nutty, but rather faint. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, some dark chocolate, a bit bitter finish.
jbdpsu82 (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a thick lingering caramel head. Faint roasted malt smell. Thin mouthfeel and almost bland taste. What taste there is, is good and slightly malty
maxwelldeux (2364) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a thick tan head on it. Nose is lightly roasty and velvety. Taste is very dark and roasty with some coffee elements to it. Very inviting and pleasant stout.
cthomas2390 (126) - Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tight brown head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, but floral and citrus hop notes do come thru as well. A hint of sweetness at first, but burnt toast and espresso follow. The astringency works fairly well with the bitter hops. Rich, thick mouthfeel.
BucannonXC5 (580) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: June 4, 2013
Consumed: June 11, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 12, 2013
Poured a black tar color with 3-4 fingers of tan and light brown frothy head. Good amount of circular lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled chocolate, dark caramel, espresso and roasty malts. Seemed to be stronger than 6.2 percent, more like an RIS. Very good nose and had me looking forward to the taste.
Tasted similar to the nose, only better. Got rich chocolate, fudge, dark caramel, toffee, roasty malts, chocolate milk and chocolate malt.
Full-to-medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.
A fantastic stout. I am only upset that it took this long for me to figure it out.
EdInSaltLake (281) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee roasted aroma; subtle licorice. Roasted malt flavor, balanced with caramel sweetness. A little licorice. Spicy fruity hops; moderate bitterness. Drier coffee-like aftertaste.
M82 (100) - Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by 11/26/13 into bowed highball @ 45°; black body with 1" medium khaki lasting head, nose is big coffee, dark chocolate, figs with a balancing restrained hop presence, earthy and enjoyable on a creamy ml body, finish follows, standout stout
UncleKorm (287) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep dark brown to a black hue w/ a big frothy brown head dies down to a nice rocky covering. Moderate aromas of roasty malt, chocolate, coffee, and grassy, herby hops. Initial flavor is a mild sweet to a moderate bitter black coffee finish. Tastes are dark bittersweet chocolate, espresso, peppery hops, and just a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied watery-to-creamy mouthfeel, and a clean dry bitter finish.
chinchill (660) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle with best by date of 30 Sept. 2013.
Pour is black with only a hint of dark bown at the edges. Opaque, even in bright light. Creamy tan head has moderat retention and leaves bands of sticky lacing.
Aroma: sweet and dark roasted malts
Flavor: Sweet up front, mildly bitter by the finish. Loads of dark roasted grain flavor. With hints of dried plums, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very slight burnt toast component.
M: Full body; medium carbonation. Approaches 5.
O: A excellent, robust stout.
jkwood04 (2401) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, a little coffee, some doughiness, and light floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice dark malt character. Average texture. A pretty good stout.
artmcd8 (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Nitro pours a deep black with a tan crisp head. Smooth mouthfeel.
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