Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Frank’s (Ramnuts) tasting - 06/11/12.
Mid black with a decent bubbly tan head.
Roast malt nose, big molasses punch, a little paint and a touch of coffee.
Taste is roast malts, some notes of wood, chocolate, molasses.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a dry finish.
maxwelldeux (4131) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat thin almost-black color with very little head. Definitely strong roasting notes to the nose. Taste has a bit of bitterness to it, which I thought was a little unexpected. Roasting comes through in the taste as well. Fairly light and easy to drink, too.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours opaque, oil thick with a small khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, a touch of caramel, some vanilla, a little coffee, and toffee sweetness.
taste is smooth, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, malt, and a little roastiness. ends dry and bitter.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured nearly black with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was heavily roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate. Flavor was very roasty malt, notes of slightly bitter coffee, milk chocolate. A bit ashy and astringent. Very drinkable and tasty. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a really pleasant nose, full of roast, alcohol, dark fruit, biscuit, and molasses. The flavor is nice with notes of vanilla, roast, and molasses, but it gives way to a cloying bitterness, like tannins from eating walnuts.
idedek (157) - USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice a mild aroma with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A medium to light body with a sweet and slightly malty finish.
reebtogi (4614) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours black on color with 2 fingers of light beige head that left some hefty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt and coffee bitterness with some chocolate malty sweetness with a mild hop bitterness at the end. Medium to heavy body with decent carbonation. This is just a delightful stout and it was a pleasure to have been able to sample this gem.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black. About a finger of light tan head. Smells rich and ashy, bit of coffee. Taste is burnt and malty, very smokey. Bit of coffee on the tail. Very, very drinkable. Good stout.
douglas88 (6942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Brewdad. Pours a pure black color with a thick dark brown head. The aroma is sweet roast, caramel and some chocolate. A very nice flavor; chocolate, bitter hops, sweet caramel and roasted malts, quite smooth and hoppy, more like a mellow stout or porter. Very good. Some ash and roast in the finish.
AmEricanbrew (6232) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with tan foamage. Nice dark chocolate, sugared up black coffee, roasty aromas. medium bodied. Sweet dark chocolate flavors with a burnt black malt, coffee astringency to balance--good