jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with many thanks to decaturstevo. Wow! This one rivals for the best beer I’ve had. Definitely in the top 3! Pours thick black with tan head. Good lacing. Nose is cocoa nibs, chocolate, bourbon, espresso, coffee, toffee and lots of other goodness. Taste is similar flavors. The cocoa nibs really shine. A tad sticky, but that doesn’t distract from this overall masterpiece.
Drake (9931) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 Draft. Dark brown pour with a good sized head. Strong roasted malt aroma with coffee and bitter and leafy hop notes. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, hops, powdered cocoa, figs, raisin, nuts and citrus. Very hoppy and full bodied.
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Growler... Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, light brown head. Decent retention. The nose is of chocolate and ethanol with hints of molasses, leather and caramel... also, a touch of acetaldehyde. Flavor-wise, it’s big and malty with blasts of chocolate, caramel, coffee grounds and charcoal. Mildly sweet; moderately burnt and bitter. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Chocolaty, charred, abrasive finish. A huge THANKS to boboski for sharing his growler of beer
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Deep black appearance with a creamy, dark brown head. Roasty malts, dark milk chocolate, creamy aroma. Liquified dark malts, roasty, slightly burnt dark malty flavor.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Bottle # 15/500. Poured a dark black color with brown at the edges and a smaller sized light brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate-cocoa, caramel, and molasses. Tastes of cocoa, caramel, dark fruits, and a lighter roastiness.
Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from bottle [from trade with BOLTZ7555] @ RBBSG II. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell malts, some roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, chocolate, bitter. Lots of dark chocolate bitterness in the finish that lasts forever. Full body, medium but suitable carbonation. Wow, this is a very good stout and a superb chocolate stout! Fantastic.
Sammy (9189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours completely black, with modest white head. Thanks Mikesgroove. Pleasant aroma, was expecting extreme chocolate and happy that was not the case. Also happy not coffee overdone. Well integrated RIS, bittersweet chocolate. Medium mouuthfeel. Good drinkability.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008
Some bourbon aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate with a very bitter coffee roast finish.
GT2 (9060) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Tap 2011 ed @Foothills. Pours a near black with a yellow, thin head. Not much retention or lace. Aroma is briny, roasty, some vanilla, butter, smoke, and lots of green coffee. Taste is very dry, salty, woody, tart. Palate is chalky, cardboardy with some spice and bitterness peeking through. Loads of prickly carbonation. Pretty thin and tart overall.
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid impy stout here, coffee, caramel, cocoa, roasted barley, it is a bit thin though.