sawbuck (610) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of coffee bean. Ebony color with a dark tan head...nice volume on the head. Sweet malt up front. Dark roasted malt flavor, bitter chocolate, with a nice sweet balance Some vanilla hidden in there. Bitterness is like bitter chocolate, nice flavor, coats palate on the way down. Coffee flavor echoes as well. Slightly slick mouth feel. Nice stout.
altonbrownd (5414) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brasserie Beck. Dark black body with thin head. Nose is malty and toasty. Tastes also nice and malty and spicy. Syrupy thick texture. Pretty good.
DocJitsu (1587) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, extremely dark brown with an ample dark tan head with a reddish hue. Spider webbing around the inside of the glass. Coffee and lactose on the nose. Thick and smooth with some fine carbonation. A lot of depth in the flavors. Coffee, vanilla, and lactose.
Gruffyboy (41) - - OCT 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoy this one; nice blend of chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Smooth, creamy, not too boozy - lovely.
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HuskerTan (1560) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Dry cocoa, bitter chocolate, roasty.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Roasty, cocoa, slightly bitter, dry, subtle coffee, subtle vanilla.
P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
O- The vanilla should have been a lot forward considering it advertised the vanilla on the can yet it was very subdued. Quite dry and roasty and didn’t seem very complex or rich at any point.
tfontana (607) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Can poured into pint glass from Lucia’s Bodega, Windham NH. Aroma is strong chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt with hint of coffee, fruit, and liquor. Appearance is pitch black with negligible, transient coating of light brown head and no lacing. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla with smoke/ash and mild coffee bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with creamy thick texture from the lactose, average carbonation and nice long balance of sweet and bitter finish with a pleasant sensation between the back teeth. Overall, this is a nice beer.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
c1raider (134) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very refined easy drinking stout, barley, coffee, chocolate, moderate carbonation, would buy again
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours coffee blaque with tan head. Aroma of some roasts and cocoa and shit like that. Flavor is a lot of roast with some vanilla and other sweets. okay.
MarkSachon (892) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft from The Porch restaurant in Oakland, Pittsburgh. Lots of roasted dark goodness. Like biting into a savory brownie made from oats.