KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. It poured a very deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) dense creamy medium brown head that lasted throughout and had exquisite lacing that stuck very well to the glass.
The aroma right off gets you with a nice whiff of chocolate then a moderate roasted dark bread malt and a sweet leathery yeast with hints of dark roasted coffee, caramel, a touch of dark fruit and a tinge of citrus.
The taste well lets just say "WOW" begins with a mild bitterness that has a nice note of coffee, then it progresses into a much sweeter flavor with a large dose of chocolate and a mild fruitiness at the end. The flavor only lasted an average amount of time after the swallow which was rather disappointing since it tasted so good.
Mouthfeel was extremely full and chewy in body with the texture being super creamy and having a nice soft carbonation.
Overall this brew with out a doubt is one of the best beers I have ever sampled. This one definitely makes my top 10 thus far.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home shared with me and myself. Thx Hopscotch. Pours opaque black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is hard roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Lighter notes of vanilla. The flavor is bitter malty with bitter chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Light body. Bitter roasted finish.
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RamyG4 (308) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, a little coffee. Taste is medium sweet, more chocolate leading to a bitter, roasted finish. Medium bodied, nice chocolate stout.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours hazy dark blackish brown with khaki head.Nose is roasty dark malt, backup hops, cacao. Tastes of roasty dark malt, cacao, late hops, and some molasses mid-palate notes, I suspect from the nibs.
Rando7 (672) - Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brown-black with persistent tan head. Aroma chocolate with slight roast and licorice. Flavor roast and chocolate, slight molasses. Mild roasty finish. Creamy full palate.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a viscous black with a thick, frothy, tan head. The nose is roasty with slight mineral notes. The flavor has a lot of roasted malt with a slight dark, fruity underpinning. Those mineral notes show up on the back end with a roasted bitter finish. A little tobacco emerges as the beer warms. Full bodied with average carbonation and a long finish. Tasty stuff.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear dark as the Belgian dark chocolate added to the beer, with a caramel head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is delicious roasted malts and toasty chocolate notes so nice in the nose after a few years of development. Flavors have some sweet chocolate boozy notes and roasted malts with developed yeast notes. The body is just creamy and smooth enough.
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a light brown/tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and some lactose. Flavor is very similar and it is one tasty brew.
burg326 (2770) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a dark black color, aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, dry earth, and some light root. flavors are the same, light dryness in the aftertaste, decent beer overall.
Sledutah (3650) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to daknole
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Chocolate, vanilla and roasty
A nice stout
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a black hue with a medium brown head. A sweet nose of chocolate and vanilla. A nice smooth brew with loads of chocolate, vanilla bean, light roast, very smooth. Tasty.