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 (5903) - 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.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, some alcohol. Taste is similar. Dark roasted malts with some earthy hops that leave a bitter feel in the aftertaste. Heavy but not really thick, smooth and creamy, with flavors of dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. This is pretty good.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is utterly black with a two finger mocha-colored head that lingers in a similar manner that a boss would. The aroma is bursting with coffee and chocolate: theres a nice milk chocolate aspect, as well as a bakers chocolate note from the roast component. Fennel and caramel round out the subtleties. The flavor is dominated by roasted barley and bitter bakers chocolate, with coffee and caramel notes bringing up the rear. The balance of flavors is incredible: the roasty char adds an excellent touch, while the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate provide a decadent balance. The palate is rich, velvety, and thick, though fluffy in its carbonative properties. The finish is bitter-roast dryness with lingering cocoa nib. Hell yeah.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, tan frothy head; damn good looking brew. Aroma holds coffee, licorice, bitter and sweet chocolate notes, caramel, and some solid earthy notes. Flavor is really nice; awesome coffee, caramel, and chocolate that builds and builds as it moves towards a rich finish. Palate is full and rich, with a touch of alcohol. There is some pleasant dry roast throughout the flavor as well. This is a damn good stout.
monkeychugg55 (1007) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and thick with a lasting tan head. The aroma is roasty malts, oats, earthy hops, and cereal grains. The flavor is rich, with a lot of dark malts, but also has a considerable amount of hop bitterness, and some familiar flavors you usually don’t find in a beer of this style. Thick mouthfeel with faint carbonation an no hint of alcohol. This was quite a treat, will definitely have again.