marcus (9012) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich and smooth chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish.
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Negro y reflejos caoba con espuma beis jabonosa. Aromas de cereal dulce, tabaco y tostados muy ligeros. Cuerpo muy ligero con sabor inicial de cereal y final de amargor tostado suave.
Cybercat (5050) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, Guinness-like tan head. Toothsome aroma tempts with chocolate, roast malt, molasses and quality coffee tones. Flavor bursts with roast malt, smoky, chocolate, coffee, molasses and smoky tones. Silk-smooth mouthfeel is a little thin but has plenty of fizz. Get your nitro on!
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crunchy's. Smooth pour with the nitro. Nice mouth texture. More bitter Than expected.
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jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with brown head. A strong chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt aroma. A great taste from chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and grains. A medium body - lighter than expected - but a nice lingering chocolate/coffee taste.
Berard (620) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours black with light creme colored head that lingers near the edges. Mildly sweet coffee aroma. A bit thin and too much coffee for me.
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tightslice (892) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Completely black with a tight foam hightop. Aroma is light coffee beans and chocolate cereal with some burnt / roasted malt bits in there as well. Not as malty rich, full, or sweet as I would have liked.
Majek (697) - Ząbki, POLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, big rocky head and nice effect of nitro. Medium intensive aroma of roasted malts and sweet black coffee. Taste is over medium sweet and light bitter with medium sweety finish. Slightly coffee aftertaste. Flat carbonation. Low to medium body. Overall, very good stuff.
mrjaxson (481) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful beer to behold, taking quite some time for the brown head to settle down. (There were still wisps of creamy foam left once the stout was gone and, yes, I did tip the glass to be sure I didn’t leave behind a bit). Hints of chocolate in the aroma. Greatly balanced and truly creamy. Positively delicious on tap and propelled by, what else?, nitro.
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap at Barleys Taproom in SC.
Opaque nearly black body is topped by a creamy tan head that has good retention and that leaves the point glass coated with patterned lacing.
Lots of dark roasted grains and a hint of sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is rich with roasted grains and bitter for style, but not objectionable.
Very smooth mouthful with a touch of dryness in the finish.
Lingering, well-balanced dark malt aftertaste.
O: robust and excellent for style.