ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The beer is a dark mahogany brown hue with a light, dense-froth, tan head that has a moderate retention and no lace. Initially aromas of coffee come through, but a salty and melon brine sneak in. There’s also a light, but present, fish note and a lactose sugar that appears late. The taste is a dry balance of medium sweet and bitter. The beer is smooth and thin with a fuzzy carbonation and a dry medium body. Roasted flavors of bread crust combine with a light brine and light coffee note on the palate. The finish is a burnt, bitter, waxy character with a light fishiness that disappears in the mild, dry aftertaste of crusty bread.
Voodoo (425) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a dense off white head which lingers......aroma of smoke, caramel......taste is amazingly smooth with coffee flavors, slight bitterness, hints of smoke, tailing off into more coffee and a thin finish. Just a bit more mouthfeel in the end would make this amazing.
pineypower (2723) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Aaron. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is of roast, light chocolate, some light salty notes also....Taste is smooth, light roast, chocolate, mild roast coffee and some lingering salty notes in there also. Definitely interesting.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some oyster, but not much
craftybrumance (6) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich smokey forward aromas greet you. I got deep cherry notes with scotch, liquorice and chocolate. This is a complex mastery of flavours which are artfully balanced. You are met initially with a full smokey flavour which resolves to Rocquefort cheese, Sherry and a beautiful toasted malt bitterness. There are subtle uplifting notes in the form of some grassy hop flavours but all in all this is a moody earthen beer full of mystery and magic. Perhaps the best quality about this beer is the silky mouth feel that lies in wait behind the play of crisp bubbles.
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster from Flying Dog sales rep. Dark brown with thin tan head. Roasty malt aroma. Nice standard stout; roast flavors, not too malty, some grassy earthy hop for balance and a hint of a briny flavor. Better than I anticipated, would probably pair well with seafood that is not dusted with Old Bay.
N3lson1 (469) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, purchased from Wegman’s. I couldn’t really smell. A good taste of bitter malts, slighly chocolatey. A noteworthy spin on the hopification of this brew! A good stout!
sinfull (1062) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stout. Black color , nice beige head. Coffee, roasted malt and strange perfume notes in aroma. Coffee , chocolate , malt in taste. Touch of hop in finish .
BierMeHoos (327) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Black pour with a 1/2 finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Flavor has a bitter coffee and roasted malts. Palate is slightly watery and thin. Overall is not too noteworthy. It is a decent stout. Not as good as their other beers.
hohops (502) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is jet black, a half-finger beige bubbly head which hangs around. Aroma- very chocolatey, fudge, coffee, molasses hints, treacle, fruitcake, marzipan. Taste- coffee, espresso, chocolate fudge cake, hop bitterness, caramel shortbread, toffee, hints of vanilla ice cream, dry roasty finish. Very good stout.