superspak (2904) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2012. Pours a fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, oak, toast, light coffee, and light smoke. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, smoke, roasted malt, toast, toffee, and light smoked ham. Slight roasty bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, oak, toast, toffee, and smoke on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; very pronounced but balanced oak flavor; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. It feels a touch on the thin side, but it’s not detrimental. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oak aged stout. Nice amount of robust flavors for a 6% beer with a nice balanced smoke complexity; and extremely smooth to drink as expected. A very enjoyable offering.
VsXsV (2541) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost clear almost black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, light oak, light smoke, caramel, dried fruit and light ash. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, oak, light cinnamon and dried fruit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good.
SilverfoX (469) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells earthy. Pitch black with white lacing on top. Sweet vanilla flavour quite smooth and dry not bad.
BierMeHoos (186) - Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Poured pretty much pitch black. Aroma is strong roasted dark chocolate malts mixed with a good dose of freshly ground coffee beans and vanilla. Taste is similar. Palate is smooth and creamy. Overall good but not great.
Maxbier (443) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown foamy tan head. Light malt and light body. Some oak. Finish is toast. Not bad.
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Deep brown, slight blackness towards the core with a very thin, light-tan coating skimmed across the top. Not robust enough to be called a head, even after an aggressive pour. Kind of bland & mundane aroma, though not necessarily off-putting. Just... eh. Dry cocoa shavings, a touch of sweet cream, dry oak & woodsy notes, a touch of vanilla, & a light hand of roast. Kind of blends in with any other generic stout out there, perhaps with a little more of a woodiness (the oak, duh). The flavor introduces a little more coffee alongside the mild onset of cocoa dust, oak dryness, & roasted malt. Vanilla is almost nonexistent on the palate. Dry woodsy & roasted malt finish. Thin body for the style. Didn’t get any smoke from this (isn’t is made from peated malt?) so not sure what happened there. Like I said, not offensive or bad by any means, just a bit bland & repetitive.
billtheman (78) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A most delicious stout. Real dark in color, with a pleasant scent. Good strong taste, leaves a good aftertaste. Dominion keeps putting out beers s good as this and they without a doubt will be the second best brewery in Delaware, second only to Dogfish’s top flavors.
tnkw01 (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a large, blooming tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is burnt toast, coffee, vanilla and chocolate.
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a beige head, good retentiona dn nice lacing. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, licorice and black coffee. Flavor is roasted, burnt wood, black coffee and chocolate with hints of ashes. The final is dense with some dry mouthfeel and light bitterness.
Maverick34 (2393) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark. Strong vanilla beans followed by Chocolate malt. Pretty decent sweetie though.
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Märts 2014, City Beverage, London. Valades pruunika varjundiga must, vähene vaht on suht hele kreemikas, pole eriti püsiv. Aroom suitsune-röstine, kange kohvine, hapukas. Hiljem lisandub ka magusamaid noote: kuivatatud ploomid või viigimarjad. Maitselt šokolaadine ja kohvine, üpris mõrkjas. Aktiivse mulliga, jätab kurku kuiva tunde, kehalt kerge. Mullisuselt üpris aktiivne, kehalt kerge, hõre, ilma raskemeelse täidluse ja kleepja paletita. Ei mingit sametisust. Kas viga minus, ei tea, aga ka tõotatud vanilje ja männilaastud peidavad end ülihästi - neid ma ei kohtagi. Kokkuvõttes: kohvine, šokolaadine, kuiv, mulline, kerge. Ei jätnud kuigi head muljet. Peaks võimalusel uuesti proovima.