HankFinkel (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle pour into tall tulip. Nice tan head and lacing. Good roasted nose, mouth feel a little weak for a stout, outstanding hop presence. First one I have had, definitely a great beer but to me drinks more like a black IPA than a traditional stout, regardless already looking forward to my next one!
katrinaez (1431) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy stout. Very citrus hop and roasted malts scent. Touch of floral. Foamy head. Taste is bitter and hoppy with a burnt malt flavor. Mouth is full and sticks to the palate. Bottle.
solidfunk (7696) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some roast and some caramel. Decent balance and drinkability. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Bitter crisp finish with some malt tang. Tap at smoking joes.
voyageurmike (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Wegmans poured into tulip glass. This may have been intended to be a stout but it comes off as a black IPA, from the amount of hopping. Opaque with a thick tan head, full bodied. Aroma of roasted grain with some hops, coffee taste with grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish, not the malty finish of a stout.
matty (364) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a black color with a thick dark tan head that lasts. Nice citrus hop aroma unexpected for a stout and some roastedness in the background. Medium-full bodied, interesting for a stout with such a hop flavor. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Some roasted malt and chocolate come through as it warms. Finish is smooth. Pretty good.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, smallish tan head. Nose is rich roast malt, light burnt notes, mild hop aroma, low to medium sweetness. Flavor is roast, deep caramel, milky sweetness, some almost acrid malt. Lingering bittersweet finish.
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/2/15
Aroma: The nose is citrus hops and some roasted malt, a bit of dark chocolate comes through too
Appearance: Pours a basically black color with a thick, foamy brown head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes dark, bitter, roast mostly, fairly malty, not a ton of sweetness or citrus in the flavor
Palate: Light-medium bodied, fairly smooth and clean, soft carbonation, and a good bit dry
Pretty good, interesting beer. Has a nice citrus hop presence in the aroma, almost smells like a Black IPA, but then in the flavor I lose that hop presence and I just get a dry, roasty dark ale. Solid beer overall, but the aroma is the most interesting part for me.
LetsGoState (823) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium tan head with black color. Aroma is hints of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malts with a bitter offset. Overall solid stout.
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a snifter,,opaque with a fluffy tan head..aroma of chocolate,
citrus,roasted nuts,coffee..tastes of grapefruit,coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..
definitely one of the most bitter stouts iíve had..interesting offering.
Dacrza (862) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 1, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Having survived the Halloween tiki bar of terror, no relaxing with a gift six from Mary and Rich... APPEARANCE: motor oil black body that halves the glass; the other half is a cratering, thick, dense brown head that resists gravity and time well; a nice, appropriately disturbing label... AROMA: an instant battle--Cascade hops and a fruity, resin clashes with the muddied, roasted malt that suggest caramel as well--together, a pleasant aroma that awakens... PALATE: full-bodied, lengthening aftertaste; equally oily and creamy, with the massive head articulating between the two textures... TASTE: the immediate sensation of citrus and pine is sedated by the toasted oats and some phenolic aspects--the alcohol is not apparent until the sipís end... OVERALL: a strong, robust stout that fulfills its aromatic promise; the 7% ABV is barely apparent... as hoppy as a stout as I have experienced, and yet possesses that peaty, burnt quality that makes the genre a perfect Autumn friend...