Doghair (190) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a light brown foam. Disappears quick to a nice ring. Aroma of roasty malt and coffee. Light but it?s there. Taste is roasted malt, some sweet coffee in the middle, with a little hop finish. Clean up front with very clear flavors. Light palate with good carbonation. Very good beer. Easy to drink. Very enjoyable.
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 (30) - 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, it’s 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 (1661) - 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 I’d never had this before....or, at least, I’d 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 (1110) - 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..
Damico (2212) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The stout pours dark chestnut with a nice creamy light tan head. The aroma is light malts that are a bit smoky with notes of chocolate. The flavor is light smooth roasted malts on a delicious creamy body. It is so light and smooth it goes down very easily, awesome.