ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with little tan head. Thick sweet taste of licorice, coffee and chocolate. Medium body. Great dessert beer.
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flying dog has made a good chocolate stout. Although the price point is extremely high for the level of quality. The aroma and aftertaste are the high points of this brew. The chocolate cones through fantastically on the nose, and definately leaves a nice aftertaste. A nice warmth from the higher abv. This beer would be great if it was sold for the proper price. Probable 15-20% less.
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Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and creamy. Velvety brown frothy head that lingers on top of the brew creating these cool Rorschach type patterns . . . sorry. Too much acid in college. Great chocolate, syrupy aroma. The 9% abv is cloaked in this incredible coffee/cocoa cloak. Bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable stout. I dislike the current liquid "brownie/cupcake" stouts. They make me unhappy. This is not that stout.
_angst_ (3217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Haket. Pours black with a small creamy pale brown head that clings to the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet with roasted malts, caramel, coffee, green chili, minerals, wood and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, wood and resin. Mouthfeel is silky and medium to full-bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with lightly roasted malts and vanilla.
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an almost black brown color with a fading tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roast and sweet alcohol. Taste is smooth light roast coffee, chocolate, light malty roast and a tad of sweetness in there also. Alcohol makes a slight appearance on the finish.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coffee colored pour, not much of a head. Coffee is abundant. Then malts and vanilla. Very nice.
bhensonb (11809) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botttle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/bubbly dark tan head. Strong burnt/smoke malt with coffee for aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate/vanilla with a lot of smooth burnt malt and then strong coffee. It gives the illusion of sweet, maybe because it’s thick, but it’s burnt and dry. Of all things I am definitely getting banana in the finish. Weird and complex, but very tasty.
Blairgus (2870) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
23 feb 2012, bottle. Nose is slightly tart alcohol and coffee. Soft and subtle. Some oak notes, hay, vanilla, lots of burnt malt/toast. Not very sweet. Nice.
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Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds fruits, vanilla, caramel and chocolate up front with undertones black currant candy, cold coffee, green bell pepper, earth and sweet liquorice. Not much coffee on the nose. The flavour is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of vanilla, round coffee, light fruity/resinous hops and dark bread alongside a touch of liquorice. The mouthfeel is round, soft and a bit velvety with a light to medium carbonation. Coffee, liquorice and friendly hops on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of a nice mixture of dark chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla. As it warms, some fruit and alcohol notes come out. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a two finger light brown head with good retention and some minimal lacing. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and light molasses. The finish has notes of coffee, a touch of vanilla, and a hint of burnt notes. It’s medium-full bodied with light carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. It certainly doesn’t look flat, but the carbonation is really lacking and I would just stop short of calling it flat. Overall, I really like the flavor, but some more carbonation would go a long way.