DialSquare (3341) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Lynn (from Lee’s in Vegas). Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is toasty malt and light smoke. Taste is cocoa, dark fruit, oat and coffee. Clean and crisp.
kathouse (1233) - Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a clingy tan foam. Chocolate, nuts, and oats in the aroma. Black malt dryness with a thinner body. Finish is dry. Not as thick as I expected from the oats but still respectable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some oats, coffee, and a hint of vanilla.
T - Starts off with roasted milk chocolate with a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some coffee comes through alongside a bit more vanilla. The finish is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some coffee and vanilla.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit creamy with a sweet and lightly roasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a really good smooth mouthfeel.
Wim (3084) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty hoppy aroma a roasted malty caramel coffee chocolat little fruity bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Rich malty toasted with a hint of espresso and chocolate that stays on the palate but doesnt overdo it. Just right balance. Overall great, smeel is rich dark roast and sweet malts just like the taste beautiful.
eeblah (105) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good stout, smooth and creamy with the dark roasted taste. More malty than hoppy which hits me right. Good for cooler weather.
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub, Portland.
Pours dark red-brown color with a small lasting
head. Aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, toasted
malts, hoppy dark fruits and caramel. Flavour of
toasted malts, chocolate, mocha and dark fruits.
Surprisingly hoppy chocolaty brew.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma is roasted with coffee and chocolate, but feels a bit watery. Also hints of milk-like sourness. Flavour is rather nice with roastiness, chocolate and coffee. Dry finish. Very good for this abv.
Macegan75 (749) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from CAH. Pours black with nice head that fades. nose is brown sugar, roasted malt, molasses and roasted chicory. first sip is sweet swith nice mild coffee flavors. finish is sweet with just a hint of bitterness.
Cybercat (3961) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a dark-chocolate brown just a few whiskers above black with a thick tan head. Strong, smoky aroma has rich notes of chocolate, quality coffee and licorice. Mouth-filling, smoky flavor delights the taste buds with molasses, coffee, chocolate and licorice - a liquid feast. Sweet and hop-bitter hints balance each other nicely. Texture has full body and plenty of fizz. Magically delicious. ;)