KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoying batch #21 of Epic’s 825 State Stout. 5.7% it has a lovely chocolate aroma & it pours black with a beige head. Some roast coffee notes, hints of smokey bacon & chocolate. Very nice & easy to drink!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber gifted last year. Pretty solids sweet stout, nice malty oatmeal notes and a nice Lacey head
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Clear dark-ish brown, off white head that fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is light sweet crystal malts, some roast in there as well. Taste is some astringent roasted malts, some cola like flavors, perhaps a touch of bitterness on the finish, though hard to tell if that is from the roasted malts or hops. Just OK.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/7/12 notes: bottle. Pours dark brown with a this off white head. Nose of ash, spearmint, roasted barley, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is refreshingly crisp, light, dry. Flavor is dry and bittersweet throughout, an ashy mixture of charcoal, charred grains, cacao, traces of cola and ginger root. The dry and light finish lifts the smoky notes just enough; this stout is intensely flavorful yet sessionable.
after4ever (6404) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours black with a loose and creamy tan ring of moussy foam. Sheets of soft lace. Mild sweet chocolate and caramel nose. Creamy medium body, almost velvety. Soft carb. Chocolate and caramel back on the mid palate. Long sweet finish. Nice, without flaw, a little overly sweet.
Itzjerm (1464) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great mouthfeel. Good aroma. Looks good but no head. Taste good really enjoyable. Sweet not bitter but balanced one of their better brews
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kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at Aces and Ales. Nearly black with a thin, nearly non existent head. Oats and roasted malt aroma leads into a full slightly sweet flavor. Mild carbonation but good body. Finish has plenty of coffee and ends clean.
mikedR (1419) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lighter stout. Nice mouthfeel. Lingering dryness. Flavor is not in your face; not a full bodied stout for sure, but not too shabby.
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Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma and flavor. medium sweetness, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, dry finish. Nothing really stands out about this, but its a perfect stout, very drinkable and good.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am just getting over a cold so I am not getting much in my nose - some roasted malt, molasses, and coffee - dark brown/almost black pour - rich flavors of roasted malt with some raisin and brown sugar.