maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craft Cafe Imazato. Thin, strained, waterer-down cocoa nose. Translucent brown color. Thin chocolate, light cola, mild sweet roast, and fades into a light bitterness in final. Thin, watery body. Mild, somewhat pleasant, unexceptional.
thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear honey amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, hint of roast; rich but rather simple flavour with a long, light bitter finish
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark chocolate, roast, raisin. Medium mouthfeel with roasted malt, chocolate, sweet finish. Good.
Cousin_Larry (666) - - NOV 22, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smoke and water. No hints of chocolate or coffee. Disappointing. Not noteworthy enough to say more.
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Kenny Road Market. Blackish pour with thin light tan head and spotty stick. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Tastes are caramel, toffee, cocoa, nutty, floral, roasty. Medium body. Finishes clean and lightly bitter. Nice enough.
JDBaker11058 (1618) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: dark brown with cola-colored edges, short light tan head, no lacing. Aroma: light aroma of cocoa, some vanilla and cream. Taste: bittersweet and milk chocolate, light coffee and rolled oats, hint of sweet cream. Finish: smooth and dry, just a titch watery. Notes: Not a lot of substance to this stout, but it wasn’t terrible either. Probably wouldn’t drink again.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber at Imazato. Black with a low lacy head. Shiny. Dry chocolate, light coffee, tart fruit in the nose, with a bit of umami soy. Light and thin, with a touch of pickles. Decent but not wholly impressive.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. vanilla. Flavor is dry, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, a mild earthiness, and a dry finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pretty good overall.
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and straw aroma. Dark brown with small head. Roasted barley malt, light chocolate, and mildly bitter dry hay flavor. Body on the light side. Tasty.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black, rubied with a creamy tan head.
Cocoa powder, chocolate malt aroma.
Oatmeal, chocolate malt, vanilla taste.
Light, but drinks fairly rich feeling.
Really sweet and tasty.