chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: pours dark, nearly black with a thin to medium thick tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee, roasted malt and a lightly toasted bread background. Taste is bitter with a slightly sweet finish . Flavoris also dominated with coffee sweet syrup and some nice hop backbone. Mouthful is strong, medium thickness. Easy drinking, especially if you like dark roast coffee.
Kauge (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pothole (€ 4,60). BB date not readable. Pours a thick extreme dark brown with minimal tan head (poured into a cognac glass). Nose is breathtaking: like sniffing a bag of fresh ground coffee, with strong sidenotes of raw cocoa, bitter chocolate, black olives, tar and pungent leather... and it’s even more complex when it’s warmed to room temperature... still dominated by the strong ground coffee but complemented by dark dried fruits and cherries soaked in liqueur... Taste is initially quite tamed hop bitterness that is quickly covered in a cloud of chocolaty sweet, then as it warms it thickens and acquires characteristics of port wine or liqueur chocolate candies. Palate thick and viscous, texture smooth and velvety, body near heavy, carbonation not prickly but just enough to cut through the sludgy thickness. Alcohol sure detectable but not overpowering. A fantastic brew... Did not really feel like having this in the morning but I do imagine this going well with, or rather after, bacon.
A sweet, chocolaty, coffee-dominated, complex Stout with tamed alcohol and not much bitterness. Among the best beers I’ve had.
elbernays (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from drinkstore. Pours oily black with tan head which disappears. Coffee bean, leather, liquorice, lactose, light musty tobacco. Flavour is sweet milk chocolate (35% cocoa), coffee, lactose, tobacco. Full body flavour with dry finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel but light. Very nice.
kvv104 (13) - - NOV 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours thick black. Smells lightly roasted coffee beans. Taste of Carmel with a after taste of black coffee.
GenDV138 (1789) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of big roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Mostly coffee on the aroma though. Tastes of roasted coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.
igomayama (1) - - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Great perfect balanced stout .....,..... ........................ ..........mmmmm...j
bpat2011 (12) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 At home in a snifter.
Aroma: coffee(duh), chocolate (duh), caramel, bread
Appearance: Pours thick, opaque black, and has great head retention that "lasts for days"
Taste: Big punch of coffee. Smooth and sweet. Lingering bitterness.
Palate: Thick and creamy
Overall: A pretty dang good beer, especially for the price.
TH28 (148) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is jet black with a minimal tan foam cap that dissipates quickly. Aroma is an intense coffee roast, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and wood with some noticeable alcohol. Taste starts with roasted coffee and gives way to layers of chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla with a sharp hop bitterness. Slight astringency. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a low carbonation. Mild alcohol warmth present. Finishes with some spice and slick feel in the tongue
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnificent thick and creamy coffee and chocolate laced full bodied stout. No alcohol on nose or tongue but a very rich, warming flavor. Make sure it is not too cold for full aroma.
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Rookery. Pours dark brown with frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes of dark coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Heavy bodied. Wish I could start everyday with this beer. Delicious