samsmith33 (351) - - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Aroma us coffee, Dark chocolate, salt. Dark black color, thick, small tan head. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, toasted malt. A good bitterness. Feel is not very lively, but the drinking is smooth. A nice stout.
alliance100 (586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours medium/dark brown , big bitter coffee aromas , medium body with loads of espresso flavor. Moderate lacing , lingering sweetness. Overall pretty tasty .
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Bricks (579) - Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark coffee bean, almost peppery smell. Very smooth, a little bitter. Super dark in appearance. Good.
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at a beer event. Bottle. Opaque brown pour with slight tan head. Not much aroma. Flavor of a mild espresso. Not much else going on. Smooth finish. Too clean and slippery.
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with no head and no lacing .... looks like used motor oil basically .... aroma of fresh coffee grinds and espresso with a light roasted flavor as well ..... taste is roasted and of light chocolate with a coffee and some light sweet caramel malt to it .... mouthfeel is thick, oily and and slick with a dry roasted finish .... flat carbonation and boring ... abv hidden well ... kind of a boring brew
koleminer20 (539) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is promising in a dark brown with a mocha colored head. The lace is hardly there, but I don't take that to heart. The aroma is a mix of light coffee and coffee cake. Somewhat bland. The taste is equally as bland, maybe offering a slight hint of roast or chocolate. The mouth feel is really thin, and it's not an awful stout, but not what I'd like to see
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vlan1 (186) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dark dark. Aroma of stale coffee. Quasi stale coffee taste too. Solid brew. Not terrible but not spectacular either.
novice101 (287) - - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, literally cannot see light through any of this beer, with a dark mocha head. Smells of malts, coffee and mostly like a porter to be honest. It taste beautiful, so much coffee right off the bat and then a bit of dark chocolate bitterness. This is a delicious beer
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, charcoal, and raisin aroma. Black, medium tan head. Dark roast coffee, plum skin at midpalate. Charcoal finish, thin body. Quite good and one of Dominion’s best.
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of a co-worker. Thanks Ian! Pours a jet black with a tan-colored head. Looks nice. Aroma is definitely espresso, a little chocolate and slight spice or pepper too. Interesting. Taste is similar with a burnt coffee/bitter lasting finish. Body is slightly thicker than medium, texture is a bit thick and creamy. Average carbonation. A great beer to have after a hard day. This bottle was chilled from room temp a couple of times so I am definitely interested in having one fresh. This one’s from April.