ljthiessen (320) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to SlovakSniper for this one. Fairly thick, dark brown pour with a small, medium-brown head. Sweet aromas of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a touch of booziness. Flavour is less sweet. Cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, and some very subtle but rich notes of coffee, nuts, smoke and dark fruits. Nice rich creamy texture. Brilliant stout.
JesseMartineau (73) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle. Pours jet black with frothy dark team head. Aromas are awesome, vanilla hits you first then cocoa and chocolate and then coffee and some oak. Tastes of vanilla, bitter chocolate, espresso, some nuttiness, resin even a bit of dark fruit. A smooth even slightly oil mouthfeel which finishes with a lingering bitter taste. This is a tremendous beer.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with medium, brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Flavors resemble the nose, with the roasted malt and cocoa leading the charge, but the vanilla is present. nice rich mouthfeel, smooth and silky with a nice bitter finish. Fan-freakin-tastic.
TheHOFF43 (1730) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bootle. Pours dark with some tan head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla and coffee. Trade is bitter chocolate, vanilla and more coffee. Creamy, smooth and overall excellent.
Sigmund (4949) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle, from a Quebecois co-worker. ABV is 6.5%. Black colour, low tan head. Strong and pleasant aroma of cocoa and vanilla. The flavour is not very sweet, but has plenty of cocoa powder and vanilla, with strong coffee and bittering hops in the finish. No aphrodisiaque effect detected - maybe I am immune?
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a hint of malt. A rich ebony colour with a well laced short lasting head. An amazing dark chocolate taste, with a complex palate of phenols, espresso and a hint of bitterness and smoke.
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium frothy off white head. Roasted malt to a perfection, chocolate, coffee... Brilliant aroma. Light smooth creamy delicious roasted chocolate malt flavor with a clean finish.
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Nicke80 (79) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle at brewhouse 137. Pours black with no head. Sweet aroma with Chocolate notes. Clear taste of vanilla and chocolate with nice long aftertaste. Great beer!
Ataraxia (342) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, thin cappuccino head. Mild aroma of cocoa powder, vanilla, sweetened coffee, toast, and some metallic undertones. Not too sweet, but rather thin and flat. Decent carbonation, smooth, and a light chocolate finish
djmatthews88 (9) - Abbotsford, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
earthy, chocolate, coffee, black, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, soft carbonation, medium body, bitter,