cthomas2390 (201) - 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.
Frank (2392) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great stout that justifies its higher gravity by packing in more flavor. It’s a nice looking beer too, deep black in color with a ring of had that lasts the duration and big ropes of lace on the side of the glass. This has a nice coffee aroma especially when first poured with an underpinning of died plums. It has a nice creamy texture and mild carbonation that help bring out some chocolate note without the beer being cloying or heavy and finishes with a lingering cocoa bitterness. This is very definitely one of the better American stouts out there.
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. Smells like coffee. Roasted coffee flavor. Thin lacing. Nice stout. On tap in Portland.
Dragonfly1 (462) - Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan head, black and brown color. Aroma is licorice, roasted coffee. Taste is all coffee, bitter espresso, heavily roasted malt. Some pine hop bitterness in the finish. Nice mouthfeel- creamy. Very dry- needs some sweetness for balance.
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 (394) - 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 (2589) - 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 (13) - 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 (651) - 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.