RRistow12 (611) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick beige head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is moderately bitter with a mild sweetness. Flavors of dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, coffee. Finishes dry and bitter. Very well done stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
italianjohn (2779) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a beige head and light lacing .... Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts and bakers cocoa with citrusy hop notes .... Taste is of licorice, roasted malts, bakers chocolate, chocolate malts and citrusy hops that lingered into the finish giving it a nice bitter bite ..... Mouthfeel is slick and oily .... Finish is dry, bitter and roasted with a lingering bitter bite
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1447 - 21.01.2015 - Bottle from Co-op MacTaggart. Pours an opaque black, barelythere tan cap that bubbles away quickly. Aroma is very much cocoa, vanilla, a teensy bit roasty and earthy. Taste is a hint of coffee,chocolate and the roasted grain. Thick, frothy, but still quite rich in flavour. Mild creamy texture. Decent oatmeal stout, not sure why this classes in with Foreign Extra Stouts though.
grimreaperguru (260) - santee, California, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly jet black color with a short lived brown head. Has the aroma of milk chocolate, with sweet oats, and strong notes of coffee. the flavor is of sweet milk chocolate with strong coffee notes to it. Goes down smooth with a bitter coffee aftertaste. Overall a nice foreign stout.
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with slight off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, slight smoke, coffee, dark chocolate. Nice rich, sweet flavors balanced by herbal hops and dry roasted grain. Medium body, oily texture, soft carb., bitter finish. Overall very good, would repeat.
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is dry toasty dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is roast dark malt, espresso, coffee, pine hops, and dry finish. Not my thing.
cmacklin (676) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a large, long lasting, brown head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a slight burnt note with hints of hops in a dry, bitter finish. Medium to full body with a smooth, creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent. A
world class Foreign Stout.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly smokey roasted malt aroma with a decent amount of sweetness for balance. Pretty robust with hints of coffee bean, burnt toast, oatmeal and dark chocolate countered by caramel, toffee and rich fudge-y bakers chocolate. There’s definitely a a sweet dessert like quality that counters the heavier elements.
Full bodied with a deeply roasted, robust dark malt flavor that’s countered by lighter malt sweetness and faint earthy hop bitterness. Pretty dry and almost burnt tasting up front without becoming acrid or overwhelming. Hints of burnt toast, roasted gourmet coffee, dark chocolate and of course oatmeal followed by toffee, chocolate cake and resinous hops. Lots of dry bitterness yet this big beer remains well balanced and pretty easy to drink considering it’s complexity.
RhetoricalAns (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft while in Seattle. Black pour, thin but persistent dark beige head. Sweet stout, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, usual suspects. Taste is heavier on the roast. Nice smooth heavy body. dry roasted bitter finish.
altonbrownd (5176) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Old Line. Dark brown body with razor thin head. Nose is malty, sweet, slightly vanilla. Taste is chocolate, malts, coffee, vanilla. Nice texture. Turns into a cold chocolate malt in the finish. Great stuff!!