trapped (560) - TURKEY - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, seasonal release. Inky black with small creamy beige head, roasted malt aroma, coffee beans and hints of chocolate in the taste, low carbonation, creamy body, long bitter finish. Very very good stout!
Bif (1257) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head and only bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and fresh coffee. Has a deep rich coffee flavor with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Has a light bitterness and a dry finish. Body not quite as full as I expected but still rich and craemy. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.
kbudd19 (369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour, little bit of tan white head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste - medium roasted malt profile, coffee, nice bit of bitterness, all perfectly balanced. Excellent!
rougeau13 (1834) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a large beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and oatmeal. Taste is roasty and bitter and just barely sweet. Medium-full bodied, smooth, and slightly syrupy.
EpicWardrobe (77) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown/black, with a small brown head.
Aroma is nice, chocolate, coffee, burned malts, roasted bread.
Taste is similar, roasted coffee, bit ashy/charcoal, some chocolate, maybe oats and a bit nutty.
Decent carbonation, not that sweet, some bitterness. Overall it is pretty dark but with a creamy finish which makes it easy to drink. Nice stout.
sitzds (243) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into tulip during #bottlecherwednesdays at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach. Appearance is clear, dark brown with two-finger tan head that leaves patchy lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cereal, slight chocolate. Taste is similar with balancing herbal bitterness in the finish from the fuggles. Medium body, texture on the thin side, average to soft carbonation, and mildly bitter finish.
ljthiessen (142) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lighter aroma for a stout, but complex and pleasant. Coffee and chocolate flavours, caramel, some dark fruits. Not the heaviest or most full-bodied stout, but tasty and very nicely balanced.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark as night, with roasted coffee and chocolate aromas. Thick and creamy, with a malt profile that leans towards the bitter edge of the mocha bean spectrum, with expressive espresso flavors dominating the rich body, with dark chocolate nuances creeping in through the wonderfully bitter finish. This is a beer that packs a lot of flavor for its sessionable abv, and you are all the happier for it. My only complaint is that the overwhelming bitter coffee notes cut the finish off a bit.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dark Roasted Chocolate Malts, Coffee
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Chocolate Malts, Mild Coffee
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey
ilovedarkbeer (2184) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black brown color with a lacy light brown head notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, Oreo cookie, and earth caramel hops. Very well balanced.