crackedmachine (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewed in Connecticut. Pours a deep, opaque black with a medium, lasting dark-tan head. Aroma is rather mild, with elements of roasted malt, chocolate, grainy sweetness - none overpowering. Flavor is somewhat more assertive - dried dark pit fruit, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, booze. The sweetness in the aroma is much less pronounced in the flavor. Lingering boozy, bitter finish.
joshmcg000 (266) - Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with tan head, aroma is roastmalts and dark fruit. Very smooth velvet sort of texture molasses, coffee, dark chocolate and a bit thin and watery on the back end with not much of a finish to speak of. There is a little bit of a bitter pine hop burn to it but not much. It is smooth and easy to drink, hides the ABV very well but there is not a whole lot going on here. Fairly average compared to many other stouts I have had in this ABV range.
CacheManyHose (33) - HONG KONG - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pitch black cola-like beer. Has a surprisingly mild aroma given its massive taste - lots of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, salty bacon with big hop presence to balance it out. Bold, dark, bitter. Very tasty.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with not much head and a little lace. Aroma is big pepper meaty, pine, paprika. Flavor is fairly dry, very peppery, bitter middle, and hot savory end. Feel is fairly light and lively but the pepper bit goes right to the nose and lingers on the palate. This is one of the more interesting stouts I’ve had in a while and quite like it.
Making a black & tan with the Yang...everything rounds out, it is still mostly a stout but with a bit more fruit and sweetness that was present in neither by themselves and the bitterness seems much more muted, though it creeps in.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark heavy brown with a thin khaki head. Nose is roasty and dark sweet with a touch of coffee and light rye like notes. Flavor is bitter with roastiness and rye maybe, but blends into a roasted malt flavor with a touch of dark roast coffee. Pretty roasty with ample bitterness. Had a weird syrupy finish.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at room temperature. Pours deep brown with rocky tan head, good retention, replenishing even. Minimal lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malt, chocolate, slightly charred/smoked. Flavor is mild roasted malt, with a smoky, roasted, dark chocolate finish. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Quite good.
wchesser (890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown, minimal head. Hoppy nose with dark malts and dark coffee elements on nose rate follows with bitter hop finish. Good but don’t go for hoppy porters myself.
Onionkid (349) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate to the aroma as well as booze, but overall fairly light in that regard. The taste has alcohol up front, with dark chocolate and an overall roasted property to it. Mellow to slightly bitter finish. 10% alcohol.
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Complex nose. Rich dark chocolate and heavy roast slight booze aroma. Taste not as good as aroma. Choc and burnt roast in flavor plus some bitterness. Bitterness lowers score a little
ljstephenson (233) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with tan head, good lacing. Aroma is toasted malt with some coffee. Flavor is strong coffee and toasted malt, some chalkiness. Finish is slightly dry with some alcohol presence.