rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted licorice aroma, grapes, dark chocolate, caramel notes, some figs. Roasted fig flavor, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove notes, licorice, some dark chocolate with warming alcohol. Quite nice.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ GT Cat’s Cabana. Thanks, GT. Jet black, highly viscous, and a tiny tan head. Roast, ash, and burnt sugar on the nose. Lots of molasses, coffee, and vanilla. Tons of grape jelly, some smoke, and a slight spiciness. There’s a weird savory character to the taste. It’s also intensely sweet and sugary. Tons of vanilla, brown sugar, and grape jelly. Some coffee and roasted malt bitterness. A bit of smoke, spice, and green pepper.
bhensonb (13733) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Aroma of treacle and chocolate. Lots more I can’t parse. Med++body. Flavor is chocolate, treacle, vanilla, spice. Heat is only an issue in the gullet. Great drinker - make that sipper. It’s really complex.
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black oil with brown head. Nose and taste of molasses, toasted nuts, brown sugar, coffee, chili peppers, toasted almonds, vanilla bean, cinnamon, charred oak and light milk sugar. Full bodied. I would have really liked this in a nip bottle. 22 ounces is a bit much.
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a black color with a moderate frothy brown head that diminished slowly and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted chocolate malt, nuts and coffee aroma. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Complex dark dry sweet stout flavor with a smooth vanilla nutty finish of long duration. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a standout beer.
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out insane amounts of coffee above anything, maybe a touch of cocoa. Flavour brings out sludgy cocoa, coffee, coal, and caramelized sugar. Super thick and viscous. Tastes a bit confused, by it is still very enjoyable. ABV is amazingly well-hidden.
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, earthiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Ink black pour with a small, creamy, nicely tanned head. The aroma is huge, featuring a blend of ethanol, blackstrap molasses, liquid fudge and jalapenos. Ultra Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. The flavor is burnt and bitter, offering fudge, blackstrap molasses and charcoal, flanked by a comfortable level of chili pepper and alcohol warmth that lingers a short while after each sip. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
> Green coffee and paper disaster
[ Bottle ][ Texas Liquor ][ 651mL ][ $20 ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Inky pour, low red foam. Nose is jalapeno, green spicy coffee, fumey alcohol, soy. Taste is extreme paper, palate destroying, really rough coffee. Not even sticky sweet or boozy, just so much paper. Mild coconut oil in mouthfeel, but finish is devastating.
>!< extreme paper
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Party Town, shared. Bottle slowly foamed over just a smidge when opened. Very dark pour. Almost pitch black. Thin light brown head. Some loose dots of lace. Big nose, lots of roast, some vanilla. Wow. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for 17%. Way less bite and burn then expected, pretty much none really. Drinks like 12%. Nice bitterness, light sweet. Bigger body. Smooth lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Marshmallow. Some bitter dark chocolate, nice burnt roasty coffee. Maybe just a hint of acidic. Hint of spice... Super good and complex. Amazing how well this hides the alcohol. I could have probably easily finished this whole bottle myself.