Tmoney99 (11061) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. medium to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet roasted finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, smooth light yellow head.
roasted malts and caramel in the aroma.
flavor is malty, roasted stuff,
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a medium to large deep beige and creamy head. Aroma had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Flavour had burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied. What a nice session stout.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth chocolate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Naja’s Place. Pours black with an average, rocky beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (spicy, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes, dates, wood, alcohol, raisin, and licorice. Full body, medium warmth and retention, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore - 22/05/12.
Very dark brown in colour verging on black with a medium beige head.
Heaps of chocolate on the nose, roasted malt a little coffee.
Taste as nose - hints of vanilla also/
Medium bodied, lowish carbonation, dry roasty finish.
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours a cloudy, deep, dark brown with minimal head. The aroma is first and foremost chocolaty, but there is a huge nuttiness to it – pistachios and almonds – alongside splashes of cola and espresso and a dab of vanilla. Full-bodied and silky smooth with modest carbonation. Flavor-wise, sweet roasty malts are the stars of this show, although a semblance of balance is maintained by burnt malt and hop bitterness. Sweet, mocha, grassy finish.
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a creamy, brown head. Quite roasty, dark chocolate, oaty, espresso, roasty aroma. Creamy dark chocolate, light espresso, oats, cocoa, roasty dark flavor. Slightly burnt, roasty, cocoa aftertaste. Fuck this is good.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, cream colored head. Aroma is loaded with coffee, oatmeal, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee and oats, creamy chocolate, prunes, roast. Awesome.
Earlier Rating: 1/23/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Nearly black. Brown head. Roasty aroma with lots of chocolate. Flavor is toasty chocoalte but no barrel to speak of. very smooth and tasty. Oh yeah, on draft at Papago.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Coffee roast aroma. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.