bookman10 (703) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, oily, brown-black with tawny head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is quite sweet, with pronounced coffee up front. Anise and dark fruit and quite a noticeable booziness. It’s a good stout and a nice winter beer.
burg326 (4240) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark stout brown color with aromas of espresso, anise, light chocolate and some earth. Flavors are the same a decent amount of roast in this beer, very enjoyable a nice sipper overall.
markwise (4587) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared by the Tampa Crew. Pours a dark stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is earth, espresso, licorice, and black coffee. Flavor is similar with roast, earth, espresso, licorice, and black coffee. Light to medium in body and a nice stout overall, albeit a dry one.
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle-thanks Jim-shared at Tampa wkly @markwise’s-tan-black. A-espresso-dk malt. T-espresso/chocolate-dk malt. Full bodied.
CanIHave4Beers (3500) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours basically black with a small head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass.
The aroma is coffee & chocolate with some very light hoppiness. It’s sweet smelling, aromatic... really inviting and enjoyable.
The beer is a touch boozy, it’s got some good dark chocolate, it’s plenty bitter with lots of coffee and some espresso. Kinda sweet in a nice way...
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/black. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt. Smooth and chewy. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Very nice.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared at Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Pours a deep dark opaque blackish hue, a frothy tannish head dies to a frothy film, laces ok. Aromas are stark coffee, toast, roast. Some mellow dark cocoa, toffee, and roast. Some vanilla, gentle oak, the spirit doesn’t show up much. Initial is thicker but not full, good rich coffee, roast and toast. Touches of toffee, toast, espresso. Middle is big coffee, java, some oak. Really nice rich coffee presence, cocoa and dark cocoa is mellow. Backend is roasty, big coffee, mellow oak. A faint waft of spirit. Pretty inviting for coffee lovers, touch of spice and heat as we finish up. Cocoa, some thickness, vanilla and a touch tannic. Cocoa, whiskey, rich espresso finish. A really well put together beer. Mellow oak, could use a touch more barrel element but the coffee is rich and the experience is synergenic. Tasty.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some thin, creamy, beige head. Nose of coffee, malt, toast, cracker, vanilla bean, cookie. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee with cream, nuts. Full, sweet, slightly boozy finish.
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big roast, cocoa, green coffee, oak, bread, and somewhat earthy aroma. Taste is dark fruits, caramelly, brown sugar, light cocoa, coffee, and wood with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very tasty and well-balanced, hard to believe it is 10%.