TheBeerGod (5045) - 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 (7243) - 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 (912) - 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 (5360) - 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 (2910) - 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 (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, 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)
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Brewforia. Release #11. 5.4%. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aromas of burnt malt and mild chocolate. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt, almost milky chocoate, and some earthy hop. It’s quit dry, and a bit astringent. Leaves a burning/tingling sensation on the tip of my tongue in the finish. Damn if it doesn’t suggest a touch of chili. Too bad these various releases are all crammed together.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle (at 5.6%ABV per the Bottle).: Aroma of malt, roasting, coffee, grains, and some hops. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, light coffee, cream, slight chocolate, and a hint of marshmallow. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, light chocolate, cream finish is dry.
maley1 (654) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of caramel. Nice and crisp carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very good beer.
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample - Nitro. Poured a black color with a large fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium dark chocolate flavor with a medium sweet coffee finish of moderate duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.