alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good looking brew, black as night with a nice brown head and good lacing.
Smells great. Good roasty and burnt aromas of roasted barley, a little sweet malt character.
Taste wise this is one of the best stouts Iíve had in a long time, itís downright fantastic. Great burnt, smoky and roasty character, a bit of chocolate, great coffee flavors, and a bold hoppiness that add just the right amount of bitterness.
Body is also wonderful, very thick and rich, acrid bitter and roasted barley aftertaste, perfect amount of carbonation. For a pretty low ABV American stout this beer has incredibly big body and flavor.
This beer is just fantastic. Deschutes continues to impress me every time I try another one of their delicious beers.
ttoadee (1027) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Midnight blackness with two fingers of toffee on top. Nose is espresso. Bittersweet. Middle is dark patent and chocolate malt, coffee, and coco. Finish is bittersweet and full bodied. Tour de force brew.
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a large mocha head.
N: Roast, espresso, bakerís chocolate, some black cherry, black peppercorn, earth, some leather, some vanilla, more char.
T: Bitter and sweet in rich proportions.
M: Medium body, no alcohol presence, crisp carbonation.
O: A stout that thinks itís a double and acts like an imperial. Really get the sense of Abyss in this and it is really, really good.
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is robust, chocolate, roasted malt, very nice. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is robust roasted malt, chocolate, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation, oily, very nice. Overall, this is very well done.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy tan head.
Coffee, roasty chocolate aroma.
Slightly smoky....coffee, chocolate malt....mild ashy bitter flavour.
BrownALEx (364) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malt and chocolate dominate the nose. This thing is BA. Black as night pour with a khaki colored head. Taste is wonderful, coffee, chocolate, smoke and slight bitter hops. Palate is medium bodied and creamy. This is so good, glad I got a six pack, canít wait to get another one. Must try.
milewide (1782) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leans sweet...with heavy coffee and chocolate flavor. Dark black color with thick creamy head
njager246 (645) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the chance... aroma is espresso, malts, and chocolate, taste is soy, espresso, coffee, and some hops. A real hop finish on this, very nice
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Leightonís place. 25/08/2015. Bottle from GBBF. Aroma is toasted coconut, earthy ashy roast, charcoal, oyster. Pitch black coloured pour with a lasting frothy mid tan head. Flavour is composed of ashy charcoal. cocoa, toasted coocnut, dry roast coffee, ashy. Bitter roast in the finsh. Palate is medium full, moderate carbonation. Ok some earthy mushroom.
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro tap at the Holy Grale. Pours black with a creamy beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma and taste of rich dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, espresso, black licorice, caramel and toffee. Full bodied, creamy and thick palate, moderate carbonation. An absolutely excellent stout!
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Leightonís, thanks to Fergus. Pitch black, big foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is ashy, tangy hoppy blackcurrant jam, coffee bean. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is strongly ashy, biscuity malts, bourbon biscuit, medium bitterness. Has a pleasant ashiness. My kind of stout.