collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very smooth, chocolatey, delicious stout. The taste really stays with you. That chocolate malt lingers on the palate well. Not an undesirable lingering taste. Exceptional. The only way you could make this better is to make it a Velvet Merkin.
HuskerTan (750) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Roasty, smoke, char, dry cocoa.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Charred, smoke, roasty, dry cocoa.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
O- Pretty darn underwhelming. Lots and lots of dry roastiness and a char smokey character to it. Not going to lie. I imagined it to be a lot smoother and more of a coffee taste to it.
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
For only 5.5% this is really flavorful and rich. Nice coffee scent and slight bitter but the flavors of chocolate raisin and cassis power through. Thick mouth with velvet and heavy stomach. Tap
BeerFunGuy (838) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours deep dark black with almost not head coconut and chocolate in the aroma. Great flavor and very rich only thing it had a slightly metallic aftertaste. I think the bottle we were drinking was a little older than intended but still a very very good beer. Decadent flavors and very drinkable.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, tan head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, roast, light prune. Taste is lightly bitter, dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Palate is slick, lightly bitter finish.
rosenbergh (8434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA.
Dark brown colour with a big foamy tan head.
Roasted malt, vanilla and mild coffee in the aroma.
Roasted malt, dryness and mild coffee in the flavour.
A bit thin.
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. Licorice, soy sauce, and mocha aroma with faint nuts and red fruit. Almost opaque garnet-black under a tan island and ring. Sweet mocha flavour with sweet licorice and horehound. Somewhat weak flavour, low bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth.
czar (5569) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear dark brown, mahogany-purplish tint, with a nice reviving light beige cap, nice lacing. brown malts and nuts, burnt woodsy caramel, velvety oatmeal with its metallic touch, smooth milk chocolate - semi-sweet; some coffee bitterness, bit of earth and smoke. light carbonation, light to medium body - very creamy and fluffy mouthfeel; smooth resinous-woodsy-coffee finish. roasted grains/flakes forward. mineral. very nice palate. not really my genre, but tasty and nicely crafted.
Chadski4 (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and coffee aromas which then flow nicely into the flavors. Just the right amount of hoppy bitterness in the finish.
alliance100 (983) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours dark brown with thin tan head . Prominent cocoa aroma . Taste is light roast coffee , cocoa powder , with smooth palette. Solid stout .
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Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark rich brown with a brown/off white head. Head retention is poor. Aroma of malt, coffee, spice, clove, slight hop bitterness and caramel. Amazing flavors of coffee, caramel, vanilla, smoke, spice, chocolate, cereal, hop bitterness and slight pepper. Leaves a silky buttery feel in the mouth with a slight coffee after taste. This is a must try but it is limited so don’t delay.