JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Lounge 62. Dark brown pour with a huge tan nitro head. Aroma is roasty and a bit ashy, with a chocolate note. Creamy chocolate flavor with a roasty and bitter finish.
mansquito (3870) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Total Wine, Fairfax 650ml ($5ish): Pours a dark brown with a very light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, along with a bit of burntness, and some chocolate. Taste is very minimally sweet. Roasted malts are what is going on for the most part with a burnt finish. This is hardly a sweet stout. I do not know who claimed that. There is also a cheap tin coffee taste up in this. This is good, but in no way outstanding.
maxwelldeux (4030) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Just, wow. This has coffee and chocolate flavors without being harsh. It’s dark and thick without being heavy. Easy to drink. Amazing.
Gription79 (2407) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle at the brewery. The roasted malts are firm, some caramel malts, notes of coffee. A nice stout, easy drinking stout.
TheBeerGod (5436) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Release #15, 5.6% ABV. Black, cola colored pour. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate notes, burnt caramel and coffee. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Burnt cookie notes as well. Body is medium with a soft, dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee and cocoa.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the House Wine EPIC beer tasting on 04/18/2012: This beer is black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and coffee. Medium body with a toasty malt character and notes of mild coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops. The finish is roasty with a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate and coffee aromas. Light chocolate and coffee flavors. Overall a pretty decent stout.
mcberko (8040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On nitro tap at Apex, pours red tinged dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nitrous oxide and bitter chocolate. Flavour of bitter chocolate malt, dry toasted bread and a metallic, bitter malt finish. Not terribly stimulating, with the stale metallic notes being quite annoying. Decent.
smith4498 (3167) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Release #12, 5.8 ABV. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with some bittersweet chocolate and a slightly ashy finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Dallas.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Release #16. Pours a brownish black with an airy head. The aroma is nice and laden with java. This is an easy drink ... Mildly laced with cocoa and coffee, but light bodied and drinkable. Finessed. (#4560, 4/8/2012)