raphael (1066) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sour smell, with chocolate, licorice, caramel, surprisingly light in the mouth. chocolate, licorice, the bitterness of grapefruit, a little smoke. I like that the bitter leads, with nicely balanced sweet notes, the roast way back. strong milk chocolate head over deep dark. smooth, alcoholic finsish,
gregwilsonstl (1572) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black, like ink. Thin head. Thick and Chewy. Alcohol burn aftertaste. Hops dont cut through much. Nut sure how they got it this thick without oats. Thanks Aaron.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint can. Poured deep brown with a quick-forming, well-retained head. The aroma picked up burnt black patent and dark chocolate malts with fairly sharp, kind of medicinal accents.. alcohol amplified.. this came across rough. The flavor found toasty, fairly generic black malts and a hit of espresso at the core.. sharp metallic/medicinal notes throughout.. dry finish with burnt malts, alcohol warmth (including some raw stuff), and carryover sourness. Medium-bodied and sharp through the palate.. I wanted to like this, but it just wasn’t pleasant.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with lasting tan head. Kelpie, earthy hop, dry black malt, dark chocolate aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Bitter dry chocolate, earthy hop flavors with a table sugar sweetness--not bad.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz Can. The pour was a muddy pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) khaki colored rocky head that slowly receded, down to a thin film with a medium collar and produced good sticky streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, pine hops and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and possessed a moderate alcohol odor.
The taste was quite roasty and rather malty with a bold bitter chocolate presence early on, becoming quite a bit hoppier with a nice roasted coffee note and a bit of alcohol towards the finish. The flavor lingered for a very long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter hoppy taste left behind to settle in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a nice hoppy Stout that had a nice thick creaminess to it. This is definitely a brew that a hophead would truly enjoy, in fact it’s kind of like (but not) a thick Black IPA...
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Mo’s in Cannon Beach. Chocolate and coffee notes, dark black in color, easy drinking.
reebtogi (5080) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light citrusy and roasted grain bitterness. Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation providing a nice mouth feel. Nicely done brew is appropriate for the style and recommended.
pictoman (829) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can pour. Appears dark black with frothy beige head. Aroma of Sweet roasted coffee beans and hints of chocolate. Light creamy texture to taste with flavours of coffee and hops. Bittersweet to start with a lasting roasted coffee finish.
Caskalefan (158) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice black body with off-white head, creamy, roasty, hoppy, coffee-ish, and a nice balance of chocolate with a nice dry (but not overly so) finish. Unpretentious and delicious.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a tight tan head Nose is quite roasty and hoppy. A little bit of fruitiness with some light citrus and pine. Light lingering bitterness. Fairly sticky palate with a nice lingering sweetness. Very tasty brew.