fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily black pour with a 1 finger, caramel brown head. Aroma offers up lots of oily roast, chocolate, dark roast coffee, oily char, leathery tannins, vanilla, spice, dark fruit and burnt toffee. Flavor is hugely chocolatey up front, including that slight acidic hint from cocoa nibs, molasses snaps, dark fruit, bread spice, vanilla, light pine, lots of roast, hot boozy notes, but appropriately so for intensity of other flavors. Light acidic, vegetal notes to the finish that remind me very much of the aftertaste of some cocoa nibs. Big, heavy body, with a creamy, chewy feel throughout and light carbonation. Awesome beer overall, the lingering acidic cocoa nib taste on the aftertaste brings it down a bit for me, though dark chocolate or cocoa nib lovers may enjoy it more.
thepeter (320) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
POurs thick as oil with small tan head. Smells of tar, cocoa and dark fruit. Not overly complex but Great tasting straight up stout with mild dark fruit flavours, hint burnt malt and some roasty sweetness. THick like a milkshake! great feel. delicious with clean slightly sweet aftertaste
ICEatALAMO (1078) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is black with a thin head. The aroma is sweet malt and chocolate. The taste is perfect for a big stout. Great blend, thick, and full.
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markextrae (1558) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle recieved in a trade. Shared with a friend. Poured a pitch black colour pretty flat. 2011 bottle. Smell of port, red cherry, dark cacao nibs, dark cherry chocolate, raisins, Some plums, lots of port and fruity notes in the finish. Stil Some dark coffee in the finish aswell. But i donít know if this gets better with these 4 years
rood (52) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is molasses, muscovado. Taste is the same as aroma. After sipping other GI sugary beers, you could find something salty, mineral-like taste and aroma in this one. Body is okay but rather thin. thanks berntholer for sharing
Ktwse (2351) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon and port barrel, dark fruit, muscovado, light coffee and molasses. Taste is sweet and boozy with port like character. Coffee bitter but balanced finish. Body is rich, creamy and boozy with soft carbonation.
kryon (1565) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with low brown head
Aromas of muscavado, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol
Taste has brown sugar, chocolate, hints of coffee, caramel
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Epic Bourbon County Tasting, thx to Bart and Thijs!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: alcohol, coffee, mocha, ímosí.
TASTE: alcohol, fruity, mocha, bitter and dry aftertaste, bit earthy aftertaste as well, coffee long lasting taste.
Lemke10 (862) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a dark brown/black color with a slight brown head. The aroma is sweet, boozy, and malty. The taste is sweet, smooth and robust. There are lots of roasted flavor and the cocoa nibs really come through in the taste. Sweet and slightly chalky finish.
fluffy (1890) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
honestly wasnt as impressed by this as i thought i was going to be. still good.
solidfunk (4851) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I preferred the night stalker to this one - a little better. This pours black with great head and lacing. Mocha head. Some booze and roast. Caramel. Chocolate. Aroma and palate a little thinner than night stalker. Tap at Meridian pint.