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 (7517) - 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 (750) - 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 (4030) - 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. ;)
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 bottle poured into pint glass. A hazy brown beer with a redish shine under a tan head. The aroma has notes of straw, roasted malt, and metal. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of wood, leading to a dry and roasted finish. The body is medium. Carbonation is soft.
gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste of coffee, chocolate, and slight bourbon. I am pleased that the bourbon does not assert itself more heavily. Just the right amount of it to compliment the actual stout. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job.
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Nice black pour with great lace. Cocoa nose and roasted nose. Middle was missing and finish lacked.
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a one finger tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is wow, in your face espresso and chocolate, yummy. The taste is sweet and smooth, roasted chocolate malts, coffee, very little bitterness. Body is a little thin, I was expecting it to be mouth coating thick goodness, but it’s more on the light side similar to a porter. I dig it.