Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was herbal hops, dark roast, smoke, and dark chocolate. Flavor was similar, very thick and chewy fudge layered with smoke and dark roast. Similar to expedition.
vtafro (1863) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Chocolate, roasted, marshmallow, and other sweet velvety flavors. Aroma is roasted and sweet malt tones.
appgrad22 (27) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer...one of the best stouts I've had! Flavor is coffee and chocolate...Porsche jet black.
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tdmuel (84) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black, super viscous with a dark brown head. One of the sexiest looking stouts I’ve ever seen. Huge aroma, notes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts most prevalent. Some hazelnut notes, some vanilla and a slight booziness. Lots of coffee on the taste, some vanilla and hazelnut. Some ultra dark and bitter chocolate, dark fruits, and a little sugary sweetness. Totally full bodied, very well balanced and delicious.
Chalsk (936) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Torst. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and vanilla with a hint of dark fruit. A vanilla smooth silkiness to it. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and slight notes of dark fruit. Nicely done. Medium mouthfeel.
caesar (3946) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a short creamy, fluorescent brown head. Aroma of lots of roasted malt, molasses, some dark fruit comes forward. Raisin and prune. Coffee and chocolate notes. Wow, huge in body. Thick creamy big flavor. Lots of chocolat this time with some burning alcohol. Intense feel to it. Quite some bitterness, soft sour hint from the roasted grains like you get in coffee as well. Lots of sweetness as well, it leaves a sugary feel on your lips. Massive body, you can eat this with a spoon. It’s a bit too alcoholic and boozy, which is a shame actually, because the chocolat and roasted malts make up a great big sipper.
conway (570) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Really thick motor oil body. Lots of chocolate and roast notes. Very good.
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SimplySike (420) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, sugar, sour, vanilla.
Taste vanilla sugar sweet, choco coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, thick.
Wow so complex so much taste. I love this.
larsniclas (4981) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Pitch black, small beige head.
Slightly sourish aroma with chocolate and coffee.
Thick and oily palate.
Milky chocolate in abundance in the flavour. Some salty licorice.
hawthorne00 (1858) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Purple black with a brown head that fades to a coat. Aroma of tar, treacle, mocha, vanilla, plump raisins. Oily, very low carbonation. Lots of mocha and sweet with it. Vanilla, some raisins and prunes, lightening bitterness, surprisingly clean finish. Alcohol sticks out a bit. No particular magic, but they’re big and well balanced flavours and I like the way the finish lifts the richness away.