evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Bierkraft, Brooklyn, NY. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, hoppy, chocolate, slight bitterness. Complex tasting solid stout from Green Flash.
Beer_snob (6) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought at Trader Joe’s in Grossmont. Drank in a frozen glass mug.
Appearance: Extremely dark with a thick pillowy head. Plenty or rings on the glass as it was consumed.
Aroma-Coffee and hops, the way a stout should smell.
Taste: Coffee, vanilla, and chocolate mixed with piney hops.
Palate: Very pleasant. This beer tastes great and does not overwhelm your taste buds. Many people mistakenly think that dark beers are overwhelming, but that is simple not true. I’ve had IPA’s and Strong Ales that are stronger than this.
Overall: A great showing from Green Flash. I will definitely pick some more of this up.
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown black with 2 inches of the densest brown head I’ve seen in a while. Aroma and taste rich and roasty, with a bitter coffee edge. $4/12oz
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Binny’s Buffalo Grove. Pours near black with nice tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a bit of a hop note. Flavors of burnt malts, bitter hops, and dark chocolate. Finishes bitter and dry. Nice stout.
peteinSD (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
4-pack from Trader Joe’s ($7!). Pours black with a thick and frothy dark tan head that laces its way down the sides of the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light bitter coffee, and oats through the finish - slightly thin aroma. Even, semi-creamy feel in the mouth with a heavy roasted malt.chocolate flavor up front followed by chocolate bitterness with light bitter hops that winds into a relatively dry finish. Great overall stout (more like a light imperial to me) that is of extremely high quality for the price.
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods, P st, DC 4-pack ($11): Pours a black color with a brownish head. Aroma is of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and some tree. Taste starts out smooth, but then hits into some bitterness, which sustains throughout and into the aftertaste. Considering the high alcohol content, it drinks pretty smooth, but as it warms up there are certainly notes of some booze up in there. Overall, this is robust, but palatable. Strong, but in a sense subdued. Having had the Green Flash hops bombs, I thought this would be way more intense, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a more ’measured’ and subdued beer (ignore the 8.8).
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle poured a dark brown color with robust beige head that left some nice lacing behind. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is malty sweet with chocolate notes and mild hoppy bitterness to finish things off. This is a great tasting beer that can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is medium roasted malt, oak, hazel, weak wood, dry notes, very late and very weak soap, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is sweet licorice, sweet malt, some tobacco, later earth and weak greens
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great stout. Nice roasty, coffee flavors. Nice malty sweetness, and a gorgeous syrupy sweet aftertaste on your lips/tongue.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle... dark brown with a medium tan head, not much retention but thick with spotty lace... the nose is a bit light but solid, raisins, chocolate a bit of smoke... tastes great, super impressive non ba stout, tons of flavor and super balanced