crackedmachine (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque and nearly black with a thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and coffee is complemented by crisp hops. As with the aroma, the flavor manages a nice balance of roasted malt and chocolate tones with a bracing, subtly hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Quite dry and drinkable for an 8.8% stout.
after4ever (5745) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16-oz can. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that settles but doesn’t go away. Stringy, webby lace. Chocolatey, lightly roasty nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb, goes a bit chalky in spots. Chocolatey roasty mid palate. Nice beer but not a bold foray into new territory.
Tmoney99 (9651) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted dark bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
bpreo (1329) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A stout man’s Stout. This beer is strong, heavy, hearty, thick, and rich. A true Stout, an honorable Stout.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with a rich and creamy head. Good coffe notes followed by a load of chocolate. The marketing on the can is awesome. A truly great beer
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black like oil, thin tan head. Aroma is lots of juicy orange/floral notes from hops, lighter dry oat and burnt notes. Syrupy, medium-thick body, smooth. moderate, even toasted oats and burnt coffee with a heavy hand of hops and nice moderate-to-heavy clean bitterness.
Yummy, decent warm, still not a heavy drinker, probably better cooled to fridge temp.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast and bitter chocolate nose as well as solid cascade happiness. Nice aroma. Pours dark brown almost black. Thin head. Roasty dry light underlying chocolate sweetness. Nice c hop presence throughout. Lingering roast and hop. Almost black ipa-ish. Good.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Roasty and aged aroma with leather and soya sauce. Flavors of grassy roasty malts, raisins, nuts, leather and alderwood smoke. Full body. A lot going on in this beer, perhaps in expense of clarity of the flavor profile.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can from Lifesource S.Salem. $2.99
Black,black as can be beer with a very nice tan head..big and frothy.
Roasty,toasty malts,some demerara rum,dark chocolate nice aromas
Toasty,fruity ,creamy ,rum laden stout,sweet candy sugar intertwines..slight resiny hop at the end.
Nice thick satiny palate on this one
Nice staout on the verge of Imperial territory
arkurzynski (1293) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by motortoddhead. Deep brown, almost black with off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, toasted malt, vanilla and licorice. Flavor starts with caramel and brown sugar with licorice and vanilla and ends with an ultra-smooth dry roast. Thinner on the palate, but very drinkable. Mild residual roast. Unique.