dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark and black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Nose is strong roasted coffee, light chocolate, grass and some slightly metallic notes. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter with a tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily and slick, body is light to medium with a long finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NikkTwist (1668) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Opaque brown with a fizzy brown head. Odd combination of coffee and jucy red fruit flavors seem to jump out in equal measure. On one side black coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. On the other pomegranite, red plums, and raspberries. Bit of black jellybean licorice in there too. Weird combo in a way since most stouts will pick a side and mostly stick to it. This one has some of the darker notes of an Imperial married to a fresh Pannepot. Moment to moment not certain if it all works but at least it is different and interesting.
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beerboxer. Taste is malty and coffee. Color is black with off white head.
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with a slight fizzy tan head. Aroma is celery. Underlying coffee. Med body. Flavor is slightly tart with some herb/veg. Very unusual stout.
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a coffee and pumpkin aroma. There is a tart dark fruit flavor with a dry finish. Very unusual.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/4/12. Pitch black pour with a medium light brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, roast and light dark fruit. Malty flavor with some citrus and dark chocolate before a roasty finish.
jtclockwork (8594) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown/tan head. Nose/taste of lactose, smoked black malt, roast chocolate malt and dry grain. Finishes mostly dry with some lactose. Mild lactose sweetness. Medium body.
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml (Bierkompass, no BB)
Dark opaque brown color, vanishing brown head. Aroma of licorice, ash and light toasted note. Medium-bodied, active carbonation. Light tart front, coffee, toasted malts, licorice. Certain Danish flavours in this stout.
Jimmythespoon (459) - - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black, very thinned bodied to be a good winter warmer, was expecting this thicker, sweet finish, ok beer.
StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: jet black, no real head
Smell: stout. Coffee. Something else, maybe citrus? Not sure.
Taste: coffee, tartness. Not really getting any orange.
Mouthfeel: thick. Not much carbonation apparent.
Aftertaste: tart sourness. This comes over as more of a sour than a stout.
As it warms: more of the same.
This is an odd beer. Brewed with orange peel, it tastes a lot more sour than orange-y. With the right dessert pairing, this could be dynamite. On its own it is quite peculiar!