jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s brown with a small head. The. Nose is of brown toast, whole nut Cadbury bar. Chocolate syrup. The taste is toasted but earthy sweetness. Cocoa. Moderately bitter. A hint of lactose. Actually pretty smooth and well rounded. Nice.
UncleKorm (1006) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Release #36 bomber bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a large creamy tan head. Moderate sweet aromas of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are coffee, milk chocolate, and marshmallow. Medium bodied, watery texture, and soft carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Batch 4. Pours with a near black hued body and a small tan off-white head. Aromas are of cocoa, dark fruits, fudge, baked bread, iodine and licorice, light ash, a bit intense. Flavors are of dark fruits, light pine like hops, roast, resin, iodine, pine, astringency, some herbalness. Not exactly what I look to drink. Lively carbonation, light acidity, more than light astringency, thin, medium cocoa. Not pleasant. Full carbonation. Not my favorite epic beer.
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is malted grain, wet nuts, chocolate. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, roasty sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, roast grains, brown sugar, chestnuts.
superspak (3146) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; release #17, bottled 3/16/2012. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation. Very highly carbonated, definitely infected. Aromas of cherry, raisin, pear, caramel, roasted malt, toast, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Poor aromas with hardly any roasted presence; over the top fruitiness from the infection. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, light nuttiness. and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Despite the infection; there is some nice balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that isn’t too bad. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid stout even though it was infected. Some good balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; and quite smooth to drink. I will have to score a different batch sometime and give it another shot.
radagast83 (5377) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Fire Works in Arlington. Poured a dark brown color with a light creamy tan color. Aroma was light bitter chocolate, some bitter malts. Flavor was bitter chocolate notes, bitter malts, light coffee notes. Pretty smooth, drinkable.
kaser (3674) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Creamy and guiness taste. It is good but nothing unusual about it
EithCubes (5188) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Nose beautiful cracked and crushed coffee beans with ash and mellow roast, wood. Deep brown pour with a sodypopinski light brown head. Smooth, watery light body is very sweet with some ash and mellow roast, wood more toward the end, but the coffee and potential nuts aren’t here as much. Very deep background fruit. I like this, it’s really easy-drinking and approachable, but I prefer my stouts bone-dry and a little more complex. Also with perceptible hops.
jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout slightly opaque brown color, suttle tastes of oatmeal but I think the draft here was lacking some carbonation so didn’t do this thing justice.
GT2 (9170) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Library Ale house thanks to dedicatedtofun. Inky pour with no head. Lemon and mint chocolate nose. Some salt and soy. Moderate plastic. Taste is thinner, some semisweet chocolate, lemon. But quite watery.