craig220 (289) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice black color with a thick khaki colored head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, nuts, and bread. Taste is coffee, vanilla, cream, caramel, nuts and a slightly bitter but mostly sweet finish. Easy drinking for 9%.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with an earthy note. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, faint hops. Finish of faint burnt and booze notes. Medium bodied, well balanced and quite drinkable. A success for these guys which is something Iím not quite used to.
altonbrownd (4210) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Dark brown with tan head. Nose of oak, and dark chocolates. Taste is roasty, malts, espresso, coffee and chocolate. Vanilla notes. Milky edges.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours black with a loose tan head. The nose has notes of green pepper and stale coffee. Not very inviting. The flavor has a light sweetness with notes of old coffee, vegetals, light roast, and a hint of chocolate. The flavors arenít very harmonious. Medium to full body with average carbonation and a vegetal finish. Not very good.
Beerdedone (2350) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Mild aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee grounds and espresso. Flavor of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, roast and had notes of espresso.
hfmejias (357) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours a deep black with a generous tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is not that strong, malts and coffee. Taste is somehow sweet smoked malts combined with coffee notes the 9 % ABV is not really noticeable making it a very balanced beer with a nice hint of bitterness towards the end. Very nice and enjoyable beer. Props to the local boys.
UnionBeerCzar (75) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Twelve ouncer to Stella glass (its what I have here at work to work with) pours black as night with three quarters of inch of off-brown head. Nose is of fresh brewed coffee and heavily roasted malt. I consent with other reviewers that the alcohol is well hidden in this beer, I will however disent in that this is a very nice beer... Not like a huge standout or anything but a very well put together stout nonetheless. Iím getting great lacing and and a wonderful coffee flavor that is not overpowering and blends well with the malt bill. Sharp sweetness on the front palate, but immediately balanced by heavy heavy roast and coffee and the middle and finish. Medium/long iced coffee finish. I also enjoy the fifties girlies on their bottles, so yea, good stuff.
Changed (305) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Pours black, off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sugary malt. Flavor is smoked-malt, buttering towards the end, very thin mouthfeel. Okay, it is 9% hidden well, but whereís the body & complexity? Glad I didnít pay for this one.
GSH1976 (127) - Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost opaque with plenty of light brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is malt with some coffee flavors but isnít very pronounced. Taste is roasted malts and some bittersweet chocolate. Body is medium. This isnít a bad beer but there is nothing special about it. All of the flavors are muted. The most intriguing aspect of this beer is the 9% abv. The alcohol is hidden extremely well.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Small beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some alcohol/acetone, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast/coffee, light earthy/grapefruit, cherry/cherry liqueur. Sticky medium-full body.