freeofthoughts (623) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pours dark brown black with little foam. The aroma is sweet with a modest roasted malt. The flavor is dense barley with a hint of dried sugary fruits and more sweetness. It finished fairly dry with an earthy light herbal feel and the roasted bitter chocolate flavors inherent. Solid brew but not as captivating as many others.
kermis (4187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma of massive super-rich chocolate and cocoa, with leather, molasses, overripe dark fruit, big roast, licorice and a little soy. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!
Howlader (385) - - OCT 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draught at Meridian Pint for Goose Island’s Migration Week in Washington, DC. 2012 vintage.
MIBRomeo (2481) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big black pour tall tan head dense with nice laces. Aroma of milk chocolate lactose coccoa light bitter and almost a sweet hint of vanilla. Full well coated almost chewy. Super sweet lots of syrupy notes too sweet the chocolate comes through lighter behind the cloying syrups. Good bit not quite right.
Bebum (189) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full body, very rich, long palate, silky,
Sweet, roast bitterness, hint of sourness,
Dried fruit, dates, prunes,
Delicious as dessert.
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Chudwick (1701) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber at room temperature - pours pitch black with brown head. Nose is chocolate and dark fruit with perhaps molasses. Huge flavor with booze, roast, milk chocolate, and licorice. what a change after having so many variations of lagers in one day. Big body to say the least. I can’t stop nodding in approval. dark bitterness with slightly less sweetness. Metallic aftertaste.
bigguns22 (563) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful black stout with a small chocolate head that comes back with ever swirl of your glass. Aroma is very rich full of chocolate,malt and alcohol. Full flavored beer that will stand up cigars or great as dessert. Nice and silky on your palate like when chocolate melts on your tongue. Flavors grow and intensify as the temp raises fun ride from cold to room temp.
WillCarrera (10) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
04-09-2011. Picked up a bottle at the Clybourne Pub. Bottled on date of March 25, 2011, bought it two days later on the 27th.
A - Pitch black, even held to light there’s just barely any color at the edges. Even a rough pour produces only about a centimeter of mocha tan head, which quickly dissipates and leaves a thin ring around the edges of the glass.
S - Very sweet, mostly milk chocolate and alcohol, not picking up any hop aroma at all.
T- The first wave is a powerful blend of dark chocolate, coffee and warm, bourbon-y sweet alcohol. On the back end it melts into an earthy mocha flavor. The alcohol is pretty powerful but isn’t excessive.
M- Very creamy, coats your mouth with a nice coffee flavor.
O- A pretty damn good stout, considerably better than Night Stalker in my opinion. Definitely worth drinking again.
monkeychugg55 (818) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black viscous pour with a small brown head. The aroma is soft, mellow roast, with light alcohol and chocolate. The flavor is a thick rich balance of roast and chocolate, with a slightly warm finish. Incredibly well balanced and leaves a subtle, lingering taste of cocoa powder. Fantastic.
bp (776) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, aroma is malty and boozy, taste is malty, chocolate, some coffee with a nice warming finish.