superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense mocha head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, orange zest, pine, grapefruit, floral, oatmeal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark roasted malt and hop notes. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, orange zest, pine, floral, grapefruit, oatmeal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, citrus zest, pine, floral, oats, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic robustness and complexity of roasted malt flavors with hops; with a great balance between malts and hop bitterness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent export stout! Great balance and robustness of dark roast and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Iphonephan (2207) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle at home. Pours black with a massive tan head . Medium mouthfeel. Chocolate and dark cherry notes. Bitter malt finish.
jbruner (1682) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black from the bottle with bubbly tan head and good lacing that slips down the glass quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, an odd spice, slight estery fruitiness. Taste follows with, pretty bitter on the mouth. Gets better and more complex as it warms, good stuff.
Kabonski (18) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid stout. Not overpowering at all. Malty, nutty, and silky smooth. An easy drinking beer.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a pitch black color with a brown head. Scent is sweet roasted malts and coffee. Taste is burned malts, coffee and bitter chocolate.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours black with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate some woodsy roasted malt and a bit of burnt toast, some slight dark fruit as well. Flavor is woodsy and bitter cut with some sweetness from fruit and possibly coffee. Body is medium full with a creamy finish
TheHopster (673) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle label is now updated with a colorful oriental-style dragon. This is a delicious stout that improved as it warmed. Well crafted with oats, roasted barley and chocolate malts and subtlety balanced with hops. Very smooth palate.
vadie (374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bière très noire avec une mousse moyenne. L’arôme de malt, café, chocolat, et houblon. Le goût est légèrement sucré au debut avec des notes de chocolat et café. Il y a aussi un peu de réglisse. La finale et bien équilibré avec un peu d’amertume.
zoucrew102 (280) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is chocolate malt. Pours deep brown almost black with a good head. Starts smooth with chocolate flavors and finishes dry, and slightly hoppy.
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adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a brown head. Licorice, candy, chocolate, somewhat fruity, sweet aroma. Very rich coffee, burnt chocolate malty, in your face piney, herbal hoppy flavor with some nice fruity notes as well. Tasty piney, chocolate aftertaste. Fun beer!