BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasty...surprisingly smooth for the abv. Enjoyed many of them this winter season.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Spab (2003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nearly black, oily brown colour with moderate-sized brown head. Aroma is big, roasty coffee, cocoa, oatmeal and a little spiciness. Flavour is rich, roasty coffee, some gently sweet dark chocolate, hints of fruit and understated hoppiness. Gentle carbonation. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Beautiful beer and dangerously quaffable at 8.3%.
njager246 (230) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at founders, a lot of coffee all around on this awesome stout... I am not passionate about coffee, but this is a stout I enjoy often!
bigcat03 (194) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into a nonick pint. Pour is black as sin with a tiny (but thick) brown head; Coffee right up front (and not that Arabica crap), cocoa, whole wheat bread, and plenty of roasted malt on the nose...I could smell this forever; Very complex taste with dark chocolate up front, roasted malts, and fading to and earthy Sumatra coffee; A full body but not overbearing and just enough carbonation to be noticed. I can see why this one gets so much high praise. Certainly one that I’ll buy any time I can get my hands on it!!
gkeh (48) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hype was warranted! Smokey, roasted, chocolate, vanilla aroma. Pours dark red/black. Nice head and great lacing. Mild bitterness and strong roasted malts. Very good stout.
bjakk (127) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with brownish head that dosnt last. Coffee, smoke hint of vanilla. Coffee, burned chockolate, vanilla. Smoked and mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look forward to this one every year. Pours black as night and tastes like moonlight on the tongue. Makes winter worth it.
mmmbeer (1190) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a solid jet black like the oil out of my old lady’s Neon when she forgot to change the oil in a year, darkened tan ring around the glass for a head, nominal lacing. Aroma of coffee, smoke, soot from a chimney that hasn’t been clean in about 3 years, and burnt brimstone from the 3rd layer of hell- awesome! Hits the mouth with a wide body that’s thick, malt was practically burnt but they made it workout, middle is a sharp acidity to it, finish continues with the acidity and I detect some cream and a litlle wink. And a smile. With no panties on... and the old lady aint around!
kalervo (547) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very intense, sweet and fat taste with well balanced aftertaste. Surprisingly almost better when cold!
BestBeer4You (1) - - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark and thick looking.Heavy taste of coffee grinds. Has tastes of chocolate, espresso, oats, malt, and vanilla. Unique not to sweet but is silky.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at The Jeffrey I’m surprised I haven’t rated this before. I was given this for free since I’m a great person and they mis poured it. thick motor oil looking stout. nose of deep coffee grinds. Tastes of dark chocolate, espresso, oats, malt, and vanilla. not too sweet and delicious as you can see