Ernest (6603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (brewed at Two Roads, not BrewDog).
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain/nuts, dark chocolate / fudge, coffee), lightly hoppy (apricot, grapefruit), with notes of vanilla, blackberry/cassis.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, oily/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A very solid if somewhat plain rendition...rather straightforward aromatically (but pleasant...nice berry notes), and overall it plays things pretty safe, but that’s preferable to extremity. The ABV is certainly high, but it’s well hidden. Very sweet, as you might expect, but the finish is surprisingly balanced (the sugars slip away instead of goop-ify in your mouth) so it’s very drinkable. I don’t really crave these diabetes-in-a-bottle sorts of sugar-and-alcohol beers anymore, but for what it is it’s done well (and thankfully sold in small bottles).
callmemickey (3510) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown-black body, medium to thin khaki head, spotty lacing. Rich roast and coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, hookah tobacco in the finish. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, clean finish, well-masked ABV.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, pours a dark obsidian black with a thin tan head. Very nice nose, roasted malts, coffee, ripe plum. taste is just as good, dark roast notes, dark sugars, thick viscous taste. long bitter finish. hella good!
Mowatson49 (4) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was looking for another stout and Lucas of Glenville beverage recommended this. What a great surprise. Has a bold taste and really should be imbibed just below room temp.
At 10% alc it is a great aperitif, and is perfect with a nice cigar. I firmly recommend it!
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DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, earthy hop and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted black sweet coffee and dark chocolate flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with small brown head. Smoky, roasty aroma. smoky chocolate flavor. Great!
ajnepple (3129) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Black appearance with a nice brown head. The aroma is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee and licorice. Similar flavor with a smooth and creamy feel. The alcohol is hidden well. Medium to full body with a roasty bitter finish.
peral2 (575) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Från tap The Beer Temple i Amsterdam ! Fin stout!? Eller vad det nu är . Mörk med arom av knäck....? Tror jag . God i alla fall.
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boozedude (2173) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOTTLE FROM CHEESE SHOP, pitch black surypy pour with brown head, aroma of chocolate, and alcohol, taste is chocolate, and metallic bitter alcohol, good
JoeLimpert (33) - - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours with a nice head which sticks around the aroma isnt anything amazing but does seem to have a hint of alcohol. The taste is dark and somewhat smokey.