DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are coffee, vanilla, chocolate, pretty good
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of expired coffee, toffee, dark malts, malt funk and burnt caramel. Appears black with heavy lacing. Taste is dark malts, raisins, dates, plums, figs, and dry chocolate. Noticeable hop dryness, bitterness, dankness on the finish. Overall, not bad but nothing impressive.
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark pour with ruby highlights. Boozy aroma of chocolate syrup. It was surprisingly good. Chocolate, milky (but no lactic flavors) and plenty roasty. Yes, it was a little boost and the chocolate tasted a bit like Hershey’s syrup. Still, I liked it.
rosskyle (273) - - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at tap house grill. Dark black/brown color with a brown/white head. Chocolate toffee aroma. Heavy body. Chocolate smokey flavor. A slight bitter finish.
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jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in a shaker showing pitch black with sparse spots of clean white foam.
Lively foam balanced with strong tart coffee notes on the nose.
Very light bodied for a stout. Very strong tart coffee notes. Moderate bitterness on the finish but stretches on for a while. Slightly too light and lacking weight for a stout. The bitterness is also more of an intense burnt flavor rather than an elegant coffee/espresso bitterness. Feels like they roasted the malts a little bit too much, added a bit too much water, and let it ferment a little too tightly (increasing the carbonation). Just my two cents but as a light bodied stout, it’s alright.
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amazingly dark brown with a nice with head. Head retention is ok. Aromas (at a bbq so might be off) chocolate, pepper, caramel, slight coffee and hints of vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, malty, alcohol, pepper, slight hop bitterness, coffee, vanilla extract and slight smoke. Feel in the mouth is a bit watery but nonetheless a great beer. I will definitely grab another some other day an do my review at home away from this bbq.
blackmetal (184) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite smooth for a stout but not a bad thing as has nice malty flavour with orange sharpness
JMCtime (80) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, rich and creamy. Lots of dark stout flavor. Just a bit of nuttiness.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is clove, roasty malts, caramel, cream and nutmeg. Taste is a deep rich malt profile full of flavor and accompanied by a subtle creaminess. Very well balanced and complex hop profile. An earthiness, pinecone, lemongrass and citrus. Fades fabulously. Appearance is a black body with a medium light brown head that is creamy and retains very well.
FROMTHEBOTTLE (44) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle Pour is midnight balac with thin brown head. Initial aroma of roasted malt. Slight bitterness of cocoa nib, but not chocolate, together with mild burnt wood flavour. Creamy mouth feel with mild licorice notes. Overall, a solid stout.