brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Black pour with a tan head. A lot of roasted malt and some ash. A bit of licorice and roasted nuts. Slightly floral, leafy hop aromas. Flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malt up front. A decent licorice candy and a bit of ashy bitterness. Some roasted nuts. Hints of cocoa powder. As with the nose, a nice leafy hop character.
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine. Pours black with a large brown head. The aroma has light roasted malt, some coffee, milk chocolate. The taste has a nice balance or coffee grind, milk and dark chocolate, semi sweet finish.
jcnielsen (2390) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a black color with off white head. Coffee, cocoa, roasty aromas. Cocoa, roasty flavors. Solid.
jsnicholas (311) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz $5.50): black with small tan head. Pretty average stout. Burnt chocolate flavors. Little bitterness in the end.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"big surprise here...although it was so filling, I could barely finish my pint! This was quite possibly their best, and the place was great, so that’s high praise. when i got this thick black liquid, one whiff, and i wanted to get my fork. 7%, really?! i really thought i’d need to chew it. Big roasted coffee aroma, with roasted grain and chocolate too. huge taste as well, with a massive thick and smooth body, and lingering finish. impressive beer."
N3lson1 (308) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a pint glass.Black in color with a dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate, malts,and hops.Very little carbonation, nice silky feel on the tounge. Initial taste of chocolate, then hops.
NikkTwist (1840) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque brown pour with a foamy tan ring. Equal parts chocolate, coffee, liquorice and smoke. Fairly earthy. Tobacco. Truffles. Burnt chocolate. Medium body with a silky sweet finish. There is a nice spicy brightness here that not present in most stouts but ultimately things fall flat for me in comparing it to the so many better stouts this beer is trying to be.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black anise aroma that permiated throught he aroma. Very pleaseant. This brew was black and coffe flavor along with a very slight sambuca flavor floating around that I really love. This beer was complex and real enjoyable.
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chicory, chocolate, and coffee, ebony colour with a short lasting head. Complex taste of chicory, espresso and chocolate creamy feel with a bitter sweet finish.
mkel07 (3919) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Rating from May 2014. Everything about this beer is good from the dense black colour and strong malty chocolate aromas to the long burnt bitter finish.