daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super dark pour, brown head. Roasty bitterness, tangy flavors, plums, hints of cocoa. Meh.
Fatehunter (963) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a thin layer of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is nice: roasted malt, chocolate and bread dough (interestingly enough).
The taste has a bold roasted malt profile with a sharp bitter injection in the middle. The finish has a sour note.
The texture is thick with moderate carbonation.
The flavor profile is abrupt. Drinkable but not great.
joeneugs (2573) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Bevmo. It pours very black with a tan head. The aroma is very nice with big coffee, chocolate, caramel, pralines and vanilla. The flavor is sweet up front with coffee and caramel followed by a spicy malt and hop bouquet. Lots of roasted malt and coffee in the finish. Really tasty stuff
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a very thin tan fizzy head. Sweet milk chocolate, sugar, and roasted grain aroma and taste with subtle drip coffee notes. Somewhat chewy full bodied palate.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich dark chocolate flavor that sticks to the palate a bit of coffee and a slightly bitter finish. A nice brew.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is black with brownish head. Taste is a nice balance of chocolate and some coffee. This beer has a great balance.
dpatchen (12) - - OCT 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a beautifully balanced, heavy-duty IS. Iíd never heard of it and took a gamble at BevMo and wow, was I pleasantly surprised. Itís got a strong malty, coffee and vague dark chocolatey flavor. One of my favorites up there with Old Viscosity, Green Flash Double Stout and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BevMo: Poured a dark black used motor oil color with a topping of tanned colored foam head. Aroma is full of roasted black malts that hint towards coffee bean and dark chocolate. The flavor is rich and robust with a deep profile of dark chocolate along with a combination of roasted coffee bean that comes together well making this a heavy and note worthy impy stout. Finish has a suggestion of milk/lactose that leaves behind a sticky and sweet resin around my lips.
laiti (4537) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66 cl bottle. No BBE info, rated on 04.09.2012
Aroma has lots of cocoa, hints of soy sauce and salty licorice. Flavour has rather salty licorice, coffee and some soy sauce. Some cocoa at the end of the glass. Too salty.
olio (4807) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ TimoA.
Pours pitch black color with a small red tint on the sides, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, mild dark fruits, mild hops, some dark chocolate, dark toasted malts, vanilla and some toffee notes. Flavor of salty liquorice, dark toasted malts, chocolate, coffee notes, vanilla and cocoa powder. Very dry chocolaty palate, dry finish. Very good.