Panzuriel (1415) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Last of the 2012 purchased at Brawley’s in Charlotte NC. Pours rich deep black brown. Head is a rich milk chocolate froth of small bubbles that quickly disappears. Nose is restrained rich deep chocolate notes. Taste is sweet dark chocolate bitters with just a hint of honey sweetness. The rich dark chocolate flavor broadens on the finish. A staggeringly good beer.
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mike, shared with Paul and Dallas. Porus a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of rich woody, earthy roast, bitter dark chocolate, dirt, oak and sweet honey. A bit reminiscient of Bell’s Expedition.
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is pretty light with hints of honey. Medium mouth. Taste is full of chocolate and a little honey comb. Roast is prevalent. Bitter finish. Some toffee notes creep in as it warms.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vintage, been in the cellar for a while. Pouts a dark inky brown with very minimal head. Low carbonation. Molasses and dark roast in the nose. Heavy mouthfeel, a bit oily. Sweet molasses upfront that then transitions to dark chocolate, roast, and a touch of leather. A bit sweet but pretty tasty.
hman43 (569) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours black with a deep brown head. It has roasted smells with chocolate and coffee aromas. It has a very rich feel and flavor with sweet flavors of chocolate and roasted flavors. There is a bit touch of honey to it. It ends off with a sweet bitter finish.
Prufrockstar (1444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2013), thanks to jtclockwork. From notes, sampled side-by-side with Event Horizon. Pours like viscous motor oil. Aroma: tons of roast, stale hops. Honey hard to pick out. Taste: alcohol, spice/roast, big lasting coffee roast finish. Quite sweet, but then offset with huge bitter coffee finish. Full body, viscous and oily. Avg carbonation. I very much prefer the event horizon, but this be good too.
BMMillsy (1750) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold wax bottle from Joe. Thanks bud. Pours pitch black with a toe finger brown head, looking super creamy, and with wicked retention. Sweet aroma of honey and roast, molasses and dark fruits, chocolate and smoke. Very dessert-like in the nose. Flavor is massive roast with serious bitterness, char, lots of sweet chocolate and dark fruit and molasses to balance. Big rich body with low to medium carbonation. I bet this would stand up nicely to bourbon barrels. Very nice, somewhat under the radar stout.
Iphonephan (4304) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavors of licorice and dark chocolate. Bitter roast finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Bottle Revolution. It pours black with a dense, dark tan head. Smells like root beer. Roasty flavors with a bit of nuts, grain, ash, and dark chocolate. Full bodied with a medium finish. Pretty good.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 (Rating # 9,200) Bottle... Pours dark brown (almost black) with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The aroma is a marriage of dark chocolate and bourbon - just enough of each. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted with a good deal of residual sugar, but also just enough hop and black patent malt-infused bitterness to balance out quite nicely. Finishes roasty, nourishing and bittersweet. Drinks like a meal. Very nice.