gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The mouth feel is a little watery for my liking but the taste and aroma are creamy and full of coffee.
jb (2162) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dare I say typical foreign stout, true to style? That’s a good thing. Very dark and clear, without much highlight, maybe a tinge of orange. Chocolaty, vanilla, floral nose. Very smooth and creamy and tingly, nice mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Full bodied. Very nice. From one stop.
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog online
Full bodied, fairly dry bitterness, creamy, rich chocolate, tastes about its strength. Hazy dark brown with pillowy beige head. Herbal bitterness.
maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with huge frothy tan head, beautiful looking beer. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and faint vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee, touch of caramel, rolled oats and soft hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, soft creamy mouthfeel. A nice medium between a stout and an imperial stout, good beer!
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh. this is really harsh and acrid with burnt meat, ash, some stale coffee and a bit of a hop bite. Idk this is lost on me.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16-Feb-14 (22-oz bottle)
This is a pretty old bottle, so hopefully I’ll get to try a fresh bottle some time, but this is still very tasty. It has a deep, dark chocolatey flavor with some mild coffee, a bit of cola, dark toast, damp earth, oatmeal, and roasted nuts. Malty sweetness is medium-light while the roasty bitterness is quite gentle, but has enough presence for suitable balance. Despite the age, it’s medium in weight, medium in carbonation, very slightly acidic, and just dry enough for solid drinkability. The intriguing nose is mostly dark chocolate, some coffee, a hint of black olive, but there’s a significant earthiness from the aging that contributes a suggestion of shitake mushroom. In the glass, the beer is an opaque, dark brown color with some transparency near the edge, and the tan head pours to half an inch before settling to a thin ring. Overall, this is a pretty solid stout, especially considering it’s several years old. Balanced, flavorful, and very enjoyable and easy to drink.
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Taste of rich toaster malts, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
Ipaluvr082 (52) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a black beauty with a long fine pillowy caramel colored head. Heavy toasted malt hits the nose progressing to that characteristic burnt smell exhibited by a heavy stout. At first touch it’s creamy with a fair carbonation, roasty malts with a smooth and bitter finish. This is a really nice Imperial Stout.
Captn_Ken (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you like dark chocolate and coffee, you’ll love this beer from Elysian. This oatmeal stout pours dark mocha-brown with a rich tan head. Has a smooth rich taste with chocolate and coffee tones (very Seattle), perfect for after meal beverage on a cold winter night.
two7offsuit (147) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is similar plus bitter coffee.