LetsGoState (716) - 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 (779) - 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 (687) - 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 (246) - 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 (903) - 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 (824) - 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 (2441) - 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.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is pretty good and lots of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Big roast and molasses. Next is coffee, caramel, and chocolate. This is quite potent for the ABV and smells pretty good too.
3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of roastiness to go with lots of molasses. Coffee, caramel, chocolate secondary. Moderate neutral maltiness. Not much else to say.
3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and quite smooth.
3.5 D: Good beer overall. Not really any problems.
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Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earth and had some notes of molasses.
Trmcc27 (1) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the best true stouts I have ever tasted. Also very easy drinking for having such big shoulders...7%!