dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark and black with a small tan head. Nose is big chocolate, roasted almonds, coffee and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light medium and the finish is long.
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harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice dark brown with a solid sheet of light graham foam. Nose is dry and oaty with a solid stout biscuit and cracker malt profile with hints of cocoa and just the slightest hint of herbal hops. Flavor follows suit with great roasty flavors and simply tastes like a great all around stout. Medium on thin bodied with hi carb for the style. I like mine a little smoother just toning down the carb or upping the body. Good beer, very drinkable and easily available. Happy to have this around and happy to drink when available.
Serving type: bottle
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Aces and ales Vegas. snifter. Jet black pour with short lasting head. No lace. Roasted malts, chocolate and caramel nose. Taste is similar. Medium full body.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a large pillowy tan head. Smells of chocolate and roast. Taste is chocolate, roast, hints of coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin finishes with a touch of roast dryness.
HIGHB4LL (31) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: moderate sized tan head that diminishes quickly, poor lacing, deep brown to black color, little bit cloudy. Aroma: very malty, oatmeal, milk chocolate, caramel. Palate: full body, lively carbonation, thin texture, slightly bitter and lasting finish. Taste: medium sweetness, light bitterness, slightly savory. Overall a very drinkable stout with an excellent aroma.
joeworrall (47) - USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, itís totally opaque with a thin brown head. Nice coffee & toasted barley aroma, the taste adds some bitter chocolate & lemony hop notes. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel.
Jasond612 (168) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/6/13 $4.19 bottle at CBO. Poured black with a medium khaki head. Smokiness, roastiness, coffee, chocolate. Awesome!!
Taste is similar to the toast. Again AWESOME! Thick creamy mouthfeel. A great stout!!!!
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VastActiv (1664) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of chocolate and roasted malts.
pete4999 (932) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Surprised Iíd never had this before....or, at least, Iíd never rated it. This was only ok. Poured a deep dark brown. Had a little bit of a coffee feel, a little bit of chocolate but really just kinda thin. I was expecting a creamier mouthfeel from the cask but it was a little lacking. Not bad but not exceptional.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a mocha-colored head that descipated quickly. Poor lacing. Malty notes(peanuts and chocolate). Thin texture with low carbonation. The beer taste like burnt grain. The finish is long and leaves a sticky residue in your mouth. This beer should have had a bigger body but it was just to watery for me.
Errl (1111) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap..Pour is black with a nice dark tan head..Nose is nice chocolate, light nut, spice, light caramel, cream, some coffee... Taste is very nice for the abv, nice chocolate, dark spices, light coffee bean covered in chocolate..