arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very black color with little to no head. What there is of the head is brown. Smells of rich coffee and chocolate. Taste is a little sweet with lots of chocolate in the front. Nice coffee flavors all over this drink. I like it oodles.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from phaleslu- thanks peter! notes of doughy cocoa and milk chocolate. some soy sauce. earthy. some chocolatey booze. good, not great. soy sauce was a tad offputing. big for no good reason. lacks finesse.
oldgrumpy (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer for Gods. What a pleasure. If all beers were like this I would be drunk every day. Rich flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Great balance and taste. Another great stout from Goose Island. I might have to move to Chicago.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to drfabulous in trade, dark black brown, brown cocoa froth, bitter hot coffee aroma, flavor is malty coffee and chocolate, finish is hot and effervescent
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of hopscotch. Pours dark with mahogany edges and mocha head. The aroma offers up dark to near burnt roasted malts, chocolate malts and then some booze at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with pleasing flavor richness coming from dark roasted malts, burnt malts and near velvety chocolate goodness. Nice rich bold yummy stout.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark black dark tan brown head. Aroma meaty, cocoa, licorice, bakers chocolate, vanilla, barrel age, maple, dark cherry, quite sweet. Taste bitter, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, licorice, meaty, barrel, vanilla. MF full creamy body light carb. Very well done enjoyed on Canada day wooooo.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not all that great to be honest. Maybe it’s because I was hoping for alot more and was let down. There really isn’t anything that I can detect that is "bad" about this
beer, but I find nothing special either. There really isn’t much that stands out here. It has some
dry roasted malt flavors with some bitter chocolate/cocoa. Palate is thick, but also sticky and hot with relatively low drinkability. It seems somewhat unrefined and slopped together. With that said, I would like to give it another shot. One of us, either myself or the beer, was off at the time.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arôme puissant de mélasse, d’anis, chocolat et d’alcool. Moins chaude en bouche que la bourbon county. Belle richesse de saveurs, assez efficace.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with no head. Light coffee aroma. Moderate to strong sweet chocolate. Complex chocolate flavors. Occasionally sweet, usually dry and bitter. Very full bodied. Roasty malt and slight ash character.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Pitch black pour with a thin tan head. Surprisingly mild aroma with a very slight chocolate and sweet fruity hint. Sweet chocolate at the start of the flavor with a very odd fruity note at the start that gives way to more cocoa flavor and a very, very mild roast flavor. Almost no aftertaste except for a very light chocolate sweetness.