alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Color: Dark Brown. Aroma: Sweet, malt. Flavor: Sugary palate. Tastes of herbs and somewhat earthy. Roasted flavoring, with notes of nuts and caramel. Would be a little better if it was a bit stronger and less watery.
alexanderj (3339) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a nice lightish brown head. Aroma of caramel, oats, cocoa, must and oats. Pleasant flavor. Oats, caramel, roast and touch of chocolate. Solid
nimbleprop (5210) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Sterling. Pours a slightly viscous, opaque black with some lacing, creamy, slightly off white head. Nice nose, dried malt, licorice, toasted bread, some light coffee, a little bit of dark chocolate, some dark brown sugar, a little touch of Kahlua. Flavor is a bit more straight forward, toasted bread, some cola, licorice, molasses, some caramel. Mouthfeel is creamy, slick but otherwise mostly dry. Solid stout.
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle The stout poured a deep black with a 1/2 inch tan head that dissapated. There was a sweet roasted aroma of caramel. This stout also had a aroma of dried fruits. The stout had a taste of roasted malt, caramel and dark chocolate. This is an excellent stout with complex flavors. The stout had average carbonation. The finish was smooth with a mouthful of roasted malt.
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with very little head on it. Nose is quite roasty with just a subtle hint of bitterness, but little depth. Taste has more depth of flavor with a hint of that hoppy bitterness coming through underneath some strong roasty elements.
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Calgary beer fest. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma of roasty oats, very appetizing. Taste light chocolate and espresso soda. Tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Calgary Beer Fest. Pours opaque black with a medium; fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is oats, chocolate, coffee and roast malt, prunes, figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
some slick vanilla balanced with cocoa this brew is nicely moderate in flavor. a bit of sweet cream in the mix i could detect a bit of malt and hop. moderate enough body.
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a deep black color with a finger of light tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and hints of coffee and burnt toast. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain and coffee bitterness. A very well done brew that is definitely recommended.
rbgdarbydan (1) - yelm, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
surprising, full bodies, elegant nuanced flavors. very satisfying without being overbaring.