Panzuriel (1316) - 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.
BMMillsy (1439) - 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 (3403) - 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 (3318) - 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 (9260) - 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.
Dr_Fellini (472) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a thin medium brown head. Aroma is light roasted malts, sweet, honey. Flavor is sweet, roasted honey, toast. Medium to heavy creamy body/mouthfeel. Interesting and tasty.
vtafro (3590) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Sweet, coffee, chocolate and dark malt aromas. Flavor are dark malt, sweetness, and hints of coffee.
Fritz123 (1040) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Syb Pig Club bottle share. Snifter pour was jet black with small head. Aroma of chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and raisins. The taste is very chocolate forward, bitter coffee bean, vanilla, roasted malts. Serious body, sticky and oily. Finish is dark chocolate bitterness. Pretty darn good.
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, light sweetness, thick, dry and bitter, some chocolate.
beechner224 (694) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours black. Aroma is strong coffee and chocolate. Hint of sweetness. Taste is thick, oily, chocolates. A bit astringent in the aftertaste.
Homer321 (1987) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Chris. Nose is full of licorice and tar. Taste is dark chocolate with a light tartness. A sticky sweetness. Pretty good, but not epic. Slightly harsh and bitter.