solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice beer. Big roast aroma, with some musky dark chocolate and light coffee. Just a hint of caramelized malt. Medium bitter finish. Black pour with mocha head and lacing. Thick, creamy consistency. Bottle thanks to noodleuser.
GenDV138 (2875) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by noodleuser, thanks Joel! Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, toasty notes. Tastes of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, bitter notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Deep dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, burnt espresso. Taste is bitter chocolate.
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, roast and chocolate malt with prunes, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Beerman. Thanks. 9th Anniv batch. Pours an opaque black color with a big brown head that has good retention. The aroma is medium in strength with anise, molasses and well roasted malts. The taste mirrors the aroma with over-the-top molasses, licorice, blackened grains, bitter walnuts and something very earthy. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Nice brew. Paired well with some English Red Leicester cheese.
Underdogs88 (259) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy coffee roast like aroma with piney citrus hops. Appearance is jet black with a brown head. Flavor is full of molasses and chocolate. Hop bitterness is medium high with piney citrus notes. Mouthfeel is heavy but creamy smooth with medium low carbonation. Overall, it's a great tasting American stout.
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arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick oily black pour with dark brown head, 9th anniversary bottle. Aroma brought notes of big molasses, cocoa powder, dark sugars, hints of roast, anise, some peppery notes, hints of toasted bread as well. Taste is a mix of dark sugars, peppery, anise, some slight smoke, hints of earthy tones into sweet molasses, some dark fruit, touch of cocoa powder, toasted bread, finishing sweet, slightly dry, touch of booze. Thick and rich for sure, fine carbonation that’s better after swirling it out a bit. The mix of smoke/ toasted and roasted barley with the sugars does relatively give the sense of burnt toast, not sure if that was what they were going for but it rang a bell for me. Overall good, looks great and great palate.
John25 (957) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small mocha head. The aroma has slight booze, roasted malt, and banana bread. The taste is chocolate, sweet bread, and roasted malts. The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, and a little syrupy. Really good
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conway (1935) - - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is lactic with banana and chocolate. Taste follows suit but adds an enormous portion of roasted/charred malt. Lots of molasses and a hint of marshmallow. Thick sticky mouthfeel with little carb. Really good.
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours black oil with mocha brown head. Nose and taste of molasses, burnt brown sugar, black licorice, roast chocolate, coffee, dank resinous hops and vanilla. Full bodied.