DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port (Solana Beach, CA): Pours black with a thick brown foamy head. Roasted malts in the nose as well as dark chocolate and some alcohol. Taste is similar with some added earthy hops and licorice that leaves an incredibly sweet and balanced mouthfeel with a delicate bitter hop finish. Drinkability: Heavy, not thick, smooth and creamy. Dark chocolate stands out. Pairing: Meat pie. Rebuy: Definitely. #288 on 25022010, DG.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 Bomber. Black coffee colored with an inch of thick cappuccino head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and Kahlua. Taste begins with strong toasted malt sweetness and caramel followed by bittersweet chocolate and coffee liqueur. It finishes slightly dry and smoky with some mild coffee bitterness. The overall flavor is sweet, smooth and silky.
mcberko (9209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and dark cacao. Flavours of burnt espresso, dark chocolate and a hint of some dark fruits. Bloody fantastic stout.
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich aroma of molasses, dark chocolate and raisons. Deep black color, nice belgian lace on the glass. Full and complex on the tongue. Flavors of burnt toast & espresso. Sweet mouthfilling malt, dry bitter roasted malts and bitter hops play in the finish.
CH47 (27) - Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I smuggled this one back from OR in my luggage. Opaque with a tan head. The nose brings roasted grain, chocolate and mild coffee notes. Intro is rich after the bubbles dissipate. Plenty of coffee and molasses come forward while bit of bakers chocolate hiding behind. This brew shows the complexity you can bring from roasted grain without going off the deep end. The hops do their job to sop up all the RS that was left behind after fermentation. A wonderful example of a properly made double stout. Green Flash Brewing Co. does it again!
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is roasted, licorice and coffee. The flavor follows the nose with chocolate and some bitterness. The palate is bitter and roasted. Overall a good beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an opaque black color. There was a lovely thick brown head with good retention and lacing. The aroma was very similar to chocolate milk. Plain and simple. Medium to full bodied and sweet. The flavor profile included the likes of chocolate, cream, and light roast. Very well put-together stout.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks J-Tiki. Pours a almosst solid black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty and hoppy. Flavor is a perfect balance of ingredients. Very nice
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A burnt coffee, green hop aroma. Thick resinous mouthfeel. Strong coffee taste, decent hop kick. A distracting off-bitterness in the finish made this hard to finish the glass.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ 4th Ave. Black pour with brown head. Notes of chocolate, vaniila, roasted malts.