ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Bittersweet cocoa, herbal notes and Turkish coffee make up the aroma. Herbal, slightly sappy hops up front give way to bittersweet cocoa and espresso in the mid-palate, with a savoury, almost meaty feel to the finish. A nice stout.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours almost black with a very rubbery black dildo appearance. Aromas of used gag balls and butt plugs. Astroglide. Floral hops and the promise of NKVD interrogation techniques. God you are fucked.
dslam (88) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased as part of a sampler at Tap house grill. Very dark brown pour with a creamy light brown head. Very smooth on the first sip. It slowly gets bitter if left on the tongue for a few seconds
nealblind (1029) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown pour slight dark tan head some lacing. Aroma milk chocolate, some char some tang. Very thick body very slight carb. Bitterness of coffee. Tastes of cigars, wood and licorice. flat and sludgy but with pretty good range of flavors.
radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized, it pours a brown-tinted black with which a beige head half a finger in length in length stood. Aromas of bong water, roasted cashews, black licorice candies, maple sugar, black patent, young oak, soot, and mugwort/medieval herbs. Tastes the same with the addition of piney hops, charcoal, cabbage, and cocoa powder. Chewy, flavorful, and rambunctious. A nice sipper.
AirForceHops (4414) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big shout out to WillRunForbeer for sharing this with the group. Black color with very thin head in the tulip. Aroma is burnt barely, anise and a strong aroma of pine and earth hops.
Nice amount of lingering pine and earthy hops throughout. The earthiness transfers into dark chocolate, and burnt cane sugar. The body is slightly thinner for an imperial is the only negative. I really enjoy the earthy character combined with hops. Nice hop profile.
Chalumeaux (328) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle with a dark chocolate color and thin white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and chocolate with a very silky mouth feel and a nice hop finish.
WillRunForBeer (1329) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at my place. From trade with michaelinwa, thanks Mike! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is pine, chocolate, coffee, char. Taste is chocolaty backbone with a bit of smoke and plenty of pine hop. Nice!
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours an opaque black with a large rocky tan head. Rich roasted malt nose with notes of dark roast coffee and light charred wood. Smooth roasted malt flavor has hints of cocoa, smoked almonds and resiny hops. Smooth and creamy with a wonderful balance of complex malt and hops. A nice mix of sweet and dry stout styles. The richness and smoothness of this stout is undoubtably enhanced by the rolled oats. I put this right up there with Ale Smith’s Speedway Stout as one of America’s best. A must try.
njnut (349) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into English pint glass a dark cola brown with moca head that lasted and plenty of lace. Aroma was dark chocolate, licorice, char and a touch of hoppyness. Taste was licorice getting stronger late in sip with a char background and finish. Heavy roasted malts lingering long. Earthy and thick, like used motor oil. I enjoyed this one.