Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One finger of tan head. Pitch black body.
The smell is a faint roasted malt and chocolate.
The taste is good and interesting. Roasted malt, bread, chalk, chocolate and powder.
Low carbonation and medium to thicker body.
It is a good stout with a little different taste, which is good.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham - pours pitch with ridiculous milk chocolate head. It’s coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses. Nice!
emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black pour with hints of light and burnt wood brown head. Nice roasty aroma with some cherry skin, coffee, and burnt sugar. Sharp flavor with a noticeable acidity. Lightly roasty with some fruit skins. Light dry body.
Itzjerm (913) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild on aroma light stout type hop and grain aroma... but very mild. Thin head but it last. Very dark as expected. On taste and palate spot on... pretty amazing. Nice mouth feel nice sweetness with a constant hop balance. A very nice standard stout.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good high end stout. Chocolatey malty goodness; thick but not syrupy mouthfeel. Delicious. 9.25 BD 8.75 Rod. Perhaps 9.9 in category.
dwm1034 (549) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Belmont Station in Portland...purs black with dark tan head. Nose of burnt malt followed by sweet taste of coffee / chocolate...sweet!
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (2720) - Spokane, 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 (2002) - 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 (1304) - 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.