matty (350) - 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 (5641) - 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 (803) - 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 (949) - 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 i’ve had..interesting offering.
Dacrza (834) - 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 sip’s 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...
demannu (364) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting overall. Roasty aroma with strong presence of citrus hops. Dark brown pour with a huge frothy head that leaves lots of lacing. Body a tad lighter than expected but still satisfying. Taste is rather unique. Roasty malt backbone with grapefruit coming through in back including lingering finish.
dalekliz (908) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a huge foamy tan head that leaves tons of lacing. Rich aroma, of toasted malt, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, nuts, and wood. Taste of burnt toast, wood, bitter coffee, with some watery notes. Lingering roasted taste but ends watery. Not bad, just needs some more body to it.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Blue & Grey Pub in Gettysburg, PA. This is a very nice stout. The beer pours a nice dark black color with a really good coffee and malt aroma. The flavor is also heavy malt with some coffee. A good stout.
BREWMUSKCLES (2547) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pine and fruit caustic with cocoa and a touch of coffee. moderate to full body with a tangy funky finish. dark with some meat smoke. busy and morphing with a lingering grapefruit finish.