superspak (3956) - 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 isnít 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 (6320) - 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 (4900) - 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 (5365) - 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 arenít here as much. Very deep background fruit. I like this, itís 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 didnít do this thing justice.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent stout, sweet, no head, not my favorite, good try epic, best of luck next time baby
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro 4 oz. sampler at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black with a huge khaki head and excellent lacing.
Mild aroma of sweet mocha and roasted malt.
Taste of espresso, milk chocolate, mocha, roasted malt and nuttiness.
Medium/light body and low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KansaiBeerLvrs (3789) - 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 Epicís 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 (3362) - Portland, 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