brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a nice tall brown head.
S: Plenty of roasted malt and lots of dark chocolate. There’s plenty of a dark fruit aroma to the beer as well. Maybe a touch of vanilla. Not really a super complex nose as that’s really all there is to it.
T: Plenty of bitter dark chocolate flavors to be found here. A nice solid roast with a hint of espresso. The dark fruits are there, but a bit more subtle than on the nose. Somewhat bitter overall.
M: Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.
O: I was expecting a bit more chocolate flavor, but this was good nonetheless.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, vanilla, freshly brewed coffee and tobacco leaf. Taste is gently roasted chocolate malts, vanilla beans, coffee roast, cocoa and dark wheat. Tasty.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy 4 finger dark tan head which does a bit of lacing. It smells like rich chocolate ice cream. Med body. Flavor is slightly bitter chocolate followed by burnt malt. Very smooth. Quite tasty.
Tmoney99 (13590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good roasted coffee malt and dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Complex roasted dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. Very well balanced complex stout.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, light floral. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, grapefruit, light orange. Medium-full body, some stickiness, resin.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 bottle-pours a disappearing light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-some sweet, ashy. Taste is dark malt-some sweet, ashy. Thin.
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with an average, frothy brown head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, chocolate, light perfume hops, and faint tropical fruity esters and smoke notes. Flavor is dark malt and smoke with moderate chocolate with light hop bitterness and flavor, medium dark malt bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD. Pours a nearly black color with a thin brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla. The taste is bitter roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, cocoa, a SweetTart kind of taste, faint vanilla. Bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasty, lighter smoke and floral hops. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and coffee.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork, thanks! Dark brown pour. Brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, cocoa powder, and some lactose sweetness. Flavor is nice and roasty, bitter chocolate, lactose sweetness. Very nice brew.