rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with one finger head. This bottle is from 2010, and it has held up wonderfully. Dark chocolate and bitter, dry coffee. Light oak. Very smooth, not even the hint of booze. The age has really done this one well.
tsd08460 (775) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 Aroma: coffee, roasty, woody,
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, coffee
Palate: medium-full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
smaynard6000 (975) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy brown head. Heavy aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Slightly sweet, with big roasted coffee notes along with some vanilla. Full bodied and delicious.
GenDV138 (5714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz foil capped bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, subtle dark fruit, roast, light charred oak. Full body with a dry finish.
Slubgob (304) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into snifter. Pours very dark brown, nearly black. Initially a good head, hot chocolate color, dissipates fairly quickly to some lacing. Roasted chocolate and plum on the nose. In the mouth, rich full stout with a good balance of roast and sweet, a bit of alcohol sweetness. Finishes with more dark chocolate and roast. Lingering finish. Excellent stout, very enjoyable.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Stone Pour it Black Event. Dark dark pour. Amazing nose of roasted malts and dark fruits.
tfontana (664) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour from Wally’s. Aroma is strong, rich, roasted malts with vanilla, and coffee and hint of dark fruits. Appearance is opaque inky black with finger-width brown head with poor retention and fair lacing. Taste is roasted, slightly burnt malt with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and tinge of oak, dark fruit and alcohol. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation and balance of sweet and bitter finish, like chocolate covered espresso beans. Overall, this is a delight. Rich but not heavy. Burnt quality, poor head retention and lacing, and slightly thin mouthfeel are niggling details that separate this from perfection.
rosskyle (513) - - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at great divide. Dark black color with a brown head. Strong Coffee and malt aroma. Heavy body. Coffee vanilla chocolate bitter flavor.
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blueshockey24 (418) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours Black with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is Chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate espresso oak malt with a warm alcohol dark chocolate finish. Excellent.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 3 years old. Black. Big rich, dark chocolate, some espresso and oak. Big and intense, yet balanced. Very good.
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