jsporrer (90) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black with a thin tan head that clings to the glass and stays. OK aroma of roasted malts. Although dark in color it was very thin and not at all oily in texture. It felt thin, watered down and there was not much flavor to speak of. It seemed flat and bland. Very disappointing for a stout. It doesn’t live up to its name or style.
N3lson1 (536) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in a pint glass poured on tap at the Back Yard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. Pours black with bubbly brown head. Aromas of pine and flowers. A nice roasted flavor with strong hop flavor but not overpowering.
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tmoney99. Pours dark brown to black in color with a large fluffy khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, grapefruit citrus, earthy, chocolate, a hint of anise, body is thin, moderate bitterness to the finish. Citrusy stouts are not something I enjoy very much especially when they are on the thin side.
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable stout. Very dark pour with a nice light forming head. Very good taste of roasted malts and coupled with a light carbonation this beer is overall medium bodied. Enjoy.
bytemesis (4762) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich, roasty, anise, cocoa, blackstrap molasses. Flavor is light sweet and quite bitter, roasty, earthy, molasses, burned things. Lingering bitterness remains. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This is a kind of smack you up side the head stout, and not in a bad way.
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. The cheesy label grabbed my attention, but I was not expecting much, thankfully I was wrong... Poured dark brown, with a nice tan head, nice retention, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and some coffee notes. Taste is consistent, and it is quite smooth; sweet, chocolate, some roast notes and even some hops. A solid stout, very drinkable and certainly quite enjoyable.
EithCubes (5248) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Tap. Pitch pour, gentle roast with very light mocha and chocolate, light-medium bitterness that unfortunately turns to acridity, and there’s a light-medium sourness that I find really off-putting here; it’s not infection, just overworked malt. Medium body and a nice balance between smooth/crisp, just not one I’ll be returning to soon (maybe bottled). [2014.11.14: 2.8]
Another bottle, this one 12oz) another way overcarbonated, not infected but sharing some of the same features, and way sweet. The smoky acrid burned notes are too sweet, body is watery, touch of booze showing, powdery/filmy coating in the back of the tongue, everything airy and overcooked. [2015.04.19: 2.4]
ibrubeer (209) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ WOB, RSW. Aroma is malty, roasty, & a little sweet. Opaque black color with thick medium brown head, nice lacing. Taste is a bit bitter, roasty. Medium body. Maybe a bit too bitter (especially aftertaste), but not bad.
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted mslty snd slight fruity. Roasted dark malty. Bitter, roasted and dark malty. Bitter, roasted and solid hoppy. Dark malty and grapefruity hoppy. Bitter and toasted dark malty finish.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Knick. Smoky, rubbery, hoppy. Chocolate, coffee, and light molasses. Dark brown black with thin creamy light tan head. Medium body with cask carbonation. Starts fairly dry with roasted-burnt malt. Chocolate, coffee, and some smoke, light molasses. Big hop character, piney with dank rubbery finish on the malt. Smooth bitter finish with coffee-bitter after.