BelvidereIPA (127) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to pint glass. Little too much licorice and booze on the nose. A little more malt than I’d prefer. The licorice, malt and booze overpower the more subtle flavors. Not a bad imperial stout, but an average one.
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black pour with a small dark foamy head. Smells like chocolate with a lot of toasted malt. When I was a kid, I used to put way too much malt into milkshakes, and this aroma and flavor is very reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake with way too much malt. As far as a beer is concerned, that is a good amount of malt. If you replace the sweetness of a milkshake with the bitterness of hops, I think you've nailed the flavor. The mouth feel is thick and silky smooth. The finish is fairly short with notes of bittersweet chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Really good
sailracer (303) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a very thick black with chocolate head. Very hearty beer with lots of chocolate malt flavor. I didn’t pick up much hop flavor in this despite the claims of dry hopping. Strong alcohol flavor. Maybe a little too strong for my tastes. I definitely prefer the bourbon county stout to this one.
Tinco (434) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small mocha head. Aroma is burnt coffee, roasted malts, hops, pine, raisins, orangy, sweet dark fruits. slightly spicy.
Taste: nice rich sweetness, full bodied, creamy, notes of chocolate, raisins, hops, pine, chocolate, dark fruits, booze, earthy. Really nice tasting brew. =)
bobbyberbiglia (157) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle A - Pours black with small mocha head. Good lacing. S - Licorice bomb, soy sauce, & booze. T - Overpowering licorice and dried dark fruit. M - Full bodied. Nice carbonation. Slick texture. Molasses/mild bitter finish. O - Quality undeniable, but licorice to much for me.
Ron (2004) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got out of work today an hour and a half early to stop at Tap and Mallet and have a couple of nice beers on way home. The weather was so bad traffic was at a crawl. I did not dare stop. The 25 minute commute too 1.5 hours just to get home. I broke out this bottle to celebrate my 5 years at Paychex. Poured jet black and a small head. Alcohol aroma, black licorice, dark chocolate and deep roast. Big black licorice flavor, overwhelms a lot o other notes. Some alcohol notes. Piney hop bitterness. Somewhat harsh but still pretty good
WoodersonMB (21) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, bold and boozy. Roasted malts, heat from the booze, hints of chocolate and.....pine??? Had on tap.
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pras (293) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch Black. Aroma of chocolate, molasses/burnt caramel, malt, and another non-nondescript but present aroma. Flavor is dark notes, including soy, chocolate, burnt caramel, molasses, deep roasty malt. Not getting much of the hops. A bit boozy. Mouthfeel is slick and silky.
SPDickerman (717) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
02/06/11 Vintage. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Smells of molasses, hints of roast, and subtle hop notes. Taste is molasses, roast, dark chocolate, and subtle hints of hop and bourbon bitter dryness. Full-bodied with a slick, smooth, soft texture and supple mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Night Stalker finishes with a big, thick molasses and fruit.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a pitch brown (though completely opaque so not positive if brown or black.) Dark foamy tan head. First taste brought an almost dark fishy flavor. Pungent dark caramel fruit. Vegemite. Nutella. Somewhat dark syrupy palate. Dark, syrupy and difficult but wonderful due to that.