AndyW68 (396) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark dark brown with mocha head. Aroma of coffee, malt and what will be defined in my head as chicory. Taste is similar to most stouts but backed by an ashy and mild black pepper taste.
beerandbeyond (452) - ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Super dark brown with a decent mocha head.
Coffee and carob aroma, with roasted malts, some ash and faint licorice.
Dark chocolate flavors, with espresso notes, earthy hops and medium bitterness.
Medium bodied, slightly over carbonated, but over all satisfying and balanced.
b3shine (2256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good for the style; pitch black with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt and lightly roasted chicory with a pleasant mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure why I never tried this beer back in my Dogfish Head phase but I sure am glad I only bought a single. Dark black color with a coffee colored head, not a bone-white head as the label indicated. Aroma is dry stout, coffee, hint of dark chocolate, kinda nice. Flavor has a nice coffee note but then it segues into this weird peppery thing which I guess is the chicory? Either way I don;t like it and I sure would have been sad had I bought more than one.
Serving type: bottle
DominickMondi (12) - - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good aroma, one of the best looking beers I have ever poured, and a pretty good taste for a relatively low abv. Definately get some of the coffee, and a little cocoa. I can taste just a hint of the chicory spice, but it fades quickly. The while thing faded away quickly actually. Clean drinking, easy and solid Porter.
pellegjr (384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours deep chestnut w/ meringue mocha head. Fairly assertive cocoa/coffee aroma. Round and chocolatey, finishes pretty dry and clean relative to the flavor profile. Solid stout.
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a deep dark brown one with a small quickly sidesticking brown-ish top. It has a non-extreme aroma, but I get traces of both tobacco, cocoa, soft vanilla and some peppercorns. Slightly woody as well, but quite gentle. The taste has a certain coffee-acidity at first, some traces of chocolate - the milky kind, roasted nuts and it ends with a long lingering coffee flavor. Impressive amounts of flavor packed in a "light" beer. Both pleasant and enjoyable. 26.12.2012
maskaggs (9) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good representative of the stout category, but I don’t get much of the chicory. Solid go-to beer but I wouldn’t take it much further than that.
superspak (1483) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, late 2012 bottle release. Pours crystal clear nearly pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, light caramel, toast, light wood, light char, floral, and slight licorice. Fantastic aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of roasted flavors with the added coffee and spices. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, light caramel, light wood, light char, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light caramel, light wood, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of roasted flavors, with only a light amount of added spices noted in the taste. Zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice stout! Very nice balance and robustness of roasted flavors; extremely smooth to drink. The aromas kind of made the taste a letdown, but this was still very enjoyable.
Nekronos (3215) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. NIce aroma, features and taste. Very dark and quite interestiung in many aspects.