Jasond612 (164) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/29/13 bottle from roger wilco $3.29. Drank on floor watching The Bridge
Picture perfect stout. Deep black color and head doesn't last long. Good lacing throughout drinking it. Great smell. Little alcohol kick, smelled almost creamy with coffee and vanilla flavors. Taste was a little coffee bitter at first but opened up with big chocolate flavors.
Good stuff. One of the best non-barrel beers out there.
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Zer0 (784) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours thick black with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast malts and liquorice. Very thick, like tar. Taste is heavy sweet and quite bitter. Great flavour. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
mathieuc (689) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Pours a deep and thick black with a thin milk chocolate head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt (coffee grinds), booze (?) and hops. Taste is not really sweet, at least it isnít the impression you are getting. For sure it is heavy and full of sugars but the hops, alcohol and roasted malt must be doing a great job at balancing it out. Flavors of milk chocolate emerge also. Body is full and carbonation is restrained. Texture is kinda silky. Overall a really nice one that is really well done (by my standards anyway).
allmyvinyl (995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home. Pours an oily black with the darkest head I think Iíve seen anywhere. Good lacing. Aromas are full of chocolate and coffee, some roasted malt. Taste is more of the same, with a chewy toffee quality, and finally some of the hops come through to balance the sweetness. Lovely.
mintzmeet (96) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful tan caramel head. Roasted silky flavor. Oily texture. Earthy woody tones, ..
cpalmisano (13) - - AUG 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like a pint of 10w30. Big coffee, espresso and caramel notes. The flavor is a massive wave of toasty, burnt, roasted bitterness; offset by a touch of creaminess. Absolutely love this beer
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graham_murphy (154) - - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good stout. A rich texture with an abundance of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Balanced out with fresh, citrusy hops. I havenít been that impressed with the IPAs from these guys but this stout is a winner.
KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve wanted to try this for a long time, especially the barrel aged versions. Unfortunately, my trek to Uppsala to find it failed but at least I could get the regular. 9.5% 32 SEK from Systembolaget. Wonderful motor oil pour with a dark reddish brown head which last & when it finally gives up the ghost leaves tons of lacing behind. Great rich chocolate aroma. Really full mouthfeel, rich dark milky coffee flavor. Roast coffee & chocolate in the background. Really amazing stuff for a reasonable price.
mcclainc50 (121) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black, straight black, a light at the bottom of the glass let in NO light. Nice brown head leaving nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, coffee and black (if it had a smell it would be close to this). Coffee flavor at the front with a bit of caramel, toasted caramel at the end with a coffee aftertaste. If you like beer and dont like this, go drink wine. This beer is fantastic and complex and one of the greatest things Iíve ever taste.
mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
No light will get through pour, black. Nice brown head and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee and tobacco. Taste is unreal, truly a mouthgasim. Thick chewy delicousness. Chocolate and smooth. Well done. Very impressive. Top 10 all time.