flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle. Black pour with a medium brown head, good lacing. Aromas of toffee, wine, and some alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, classic stout chocolate, coffee, but with a sweet alcoholic finish.
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Black, moderate to large pillowy beige head, nice lacing.   Nose of roasted malts, slight dark pitted fruit, perhaps some soy.   On the tongue it seems to have more soy and figs than the
nose suggested.   Bready roasted malts, graham cracker, some toffee.   This is pretty tasty.   Not all that bitter or overly roasty.   Its like a very darkened Dubbel.   Body and mouthfeel are smooth, albeit moderate.
Strong soy, fig, whole wheat breadiness on the finish, with softer roasted malts, graham cracker, and toffee.   Hides the 12% ABV very well.   Has a slight tart figgy/prune and sweet soy aftertaste.   Different, but
neepsntatties (1207) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lardo Portland. Colour...jet black with a thick mocha coloured head. Nose...musty, brown sugar, molasses and bitter fig. Palate...quite frothy, very boozy and viscous with plenty of anise, black strap molasses, bittersweet chocolate and a piquant walnut hint that carries across the palate with a tangy bitter crescendo and even more booze on the final passage down the hatch!
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Yard in Seattle. Rich, deep cola brown. Tan head. Big alc and barrel-aged funk on this, tinge of red fruit. Juicy for a big stout, fresh nose and sweet sticky body. alright.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark brown. Brown head. Quite dry nose of roasty chocolate and dark fruit. Booooze up front in the flavor, masking what’s otherwise a nice stout, with warm vanilla and oak over charred grains. Could use some work.
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and rich, creamy chocolate, light on the roastiness. Didn’t notice the abv until I stood up...
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Parkway in Tacoma: big chocolaty boozy port like dessert beer. I'm a fan and I notice similarities to DM's Muddy Waters. Mild aroma and creamy palate.
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caseyjones27 (6) - USA - JUN 23, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big big beer. Reminded me of The Abyss, but slightly more drinkable. Well balanced, with hops not overwhelmed. Alcohol somewhat apparent, but I was surprised to find out it was 12%. I would have guessed 9% or so. Glad I sipped it slowly.
boFNjackson (4131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PCTBB... Poured jet black with a brown head. Full bodied, thick on the palate. Big and boozy with yeast spice. Significant mount of roast. The ABV strength was well masked.