Daytonbeer (511) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is the same with lots of dry hops on the back end.
jsmerig (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee and a bit of cocoa. Taste starts as light caramel and then is dominated by bitterness as a combination of hops and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is thick and slick.
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mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is a lot of medium-roasted coffee, chocolate, and some hops. Taste is similarly roasted and bitter... well not too bitter, but really full-flavored in its roasty aspects. Some underlying chocolate. Medium body. Nice. This was a sipper for me.
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Black pour with a sturdy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Tastes are dark malts, very roasty, dark chocolate, slight smoke/licorice. Bitter finish. Nice creamy texture on the thin side. Pretty good. 7.0
Ron (2182) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade with JB. Thanks JB. Pours tar black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hint of coffee. Roasted malt flavor with coffee, licorice, and some chocolate. Extra appearance point for cool label. Good beer.
jb (1939) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hops are prevalent in the nose, adding a bit of citrus. The nose and body are full of coffee. The taste also has plenty of roasted notes. Mouthfeel is excellent, sticky, rich, a tongue teaser. Has a sweet stout feel. Got this in Erie at Wegs.
callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body, not much in the way of a head, minimal lacing. Coffee, roasted malts, some dark chocolate, and traces of citric and earthy hop bitterness. Flavor is a bit astringent, body is medium to light, patchy thinness throughout.
daustin (4) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stout. Very dark. Slightly bitter but just about the right amount of bitterness. Definitely something I enjoy
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mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as the pit from pole to pole, the aroma is dominated by deeply roasted malt and charred wood. Velvety and smooth texture. Then WHAM! those hops hit. This would be shocking if you expected a stout but didn’t know the IBU content! Toasted malt, smoke, and charred wood stand up to the intensely bitter hops.
ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour, dark black, aroma is nice and roasty, taste is full of roast, a bit of coffee and a nice some finish, really tasty
pottygok (407) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malts with floral and citrus hops. Really complex.
Appearance: Black with tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Light sweetness with medium bitterness throughout.
Palate: Full body, dry texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A really well-developed and complex beer, with lots of flavors working with and balancing each other. Really well done.