PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old review from last May, On tap. Pour is a dark black body with small tan head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, fruity hops. Taste is very smokey with good floral and chocolate notes maybe even some blackberry coming through as well. Smooth mouth and easily drinkable for the rauch style. First beer I have sampled from a brewer with an increasingly good repuation. Worth trying.
wlajwl (3817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is heavy malts and coffee/chocolate. The flavor is malty and vinous, with a slight alcohol burn in the finish.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) black with tan head. Aroma of roast coffee, dark malt. Flavor is coffee, dark malt, dark fruits. Black and tan with the Yang is excellent.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours cola color with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry bitter finish. Blends well with the Yang.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours cola with a small white head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted and full of malt and heat. Really good mixing with the Yang!
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
opaque black with a ring a brown foam. syrupy full body with medium-full carbonation. could use more silkiness and richness, with not less, but softer carbonation.
aroma: dark roasted malt, blackened raw barley, caramel malt, some licorice root, and a bit of silage. fairly dry.
taste: lots of roasted barley, smokey charr, some background sweetness, subtle herbal hop presence, hints of soy sauce and blackened mushrooms, and flitting notes of over-baked fruit cake.
robertjm (772) - Albany, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle - Thick rocky three finger dark tan head. Dark brown body. Bubbles on side of glass. Aroma of toasted oatmeal. Thick mouthfeel. Flavors of bittersweet cocoa and brown rice. Nice brew albeit on the expensive side.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in NB Worthy glass: Pours nearly opaque with an oily character and little lace. The aroma has overwhelming notes of roast, tobacco, leather, sea salt, smoke and french oak. Just a touch of herbal, grassy and as well as citric hop character. Most excellent!
The taste is very roasty, slightly sweet, mildly smoky, and a touch fruity. Nice coffee tones around the edges. Yeah, it is good on the palate but displays very much a been there done that feel about it. The mouth feel is oily but a tad under carbonated. Overall, a good brew I would easily drink again but also a brew I would not seek out again.
yngwie (13495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A more or less black one, with a small, dense, tan head. Mocha coffee, some licorice and alcohol on the nose, a bit one dimensional maybe. The flavor is rather lovely, with mocha, licorice, roasted malts, sweetness and a touch of alcohol. Full-bodied and warming, finishing with a lasting roasted and sweet flavor. Well, a bit one dimensional maybe, lacking the complexity of the very best imperial stouts, but it’s a fine brew anyway, that’s for sure. 110930
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is bready, roasty, beechwood, spicy and full. Flavor is roasty bitter, chocolate and bready. Great stout.