scarletfire65 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, jet black pour with minimal head. The aroma is briny with roasted malt, cola, coffee. The flavor follows suit with a fresh marine note. Very dry and well attenuated. Bitter and roasty finish, with a touch of salt.
craftybrumance (4) - 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 (531) - 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 (310) - 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 (967) - 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 (227) - 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 (433) - 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.
Garrold (2141) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, dark ruby red. Halo of tan bubbles. Aroma has soft, dark fruit. Woody liquorice. Some treacle toffee. Chocolate malts. Hint of green hop. Taste is light sweet. Turns woody dry. Bit of a saline thing going on, as you might expect. Palate is fairly full, although this is a bit over carbonated. Finishes fairly long, roasty bitter. Ok for the ABV.
trapped (1064) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Inky black with almost non-existent white foamy head, little mocha aroma, high carbonation, caramel-coffee taste, medium finish with slight coffee aftertaste. Nice stout.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, coffee, taste is salty, coffee, creamy.
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty aroma. Chocolate-brown in color with an off-white colored head. Light bodied, roasty flavor.
Notes: GABF ’13