Beaver (1621) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, licorice and some lactose and roast. Weird floral notes come out as it warms.
The flavor is sweet plasticky lactic chocolate with black licorice and a big roasted char bitter finish that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation and a bit oily.
Overall, it just doesn’t work for me. The more I sip, the less I like it. It has too many off notes for me - plastic and too much oily char that makes the black licorice unpleasant as well.
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours black in color with a rather impressive two fingers of tan head.
S: Intense roasted malt and coffee aromas to this. Plenty of dark chocolate aromas with a subtle earthiness. Perhaps a hint of smoke, same thing for licorice. A bit of molasses and toffee for sweetness.
T: The roasted malt flavor is quite powerful with a slight bitterness and earthy hop note. Lots of strong coffee and dark chocolate flavors, maybe a bit of licorice and burnt sugar. Subtle sweetness on the mid-palate.
M: Medium bodied with smooth, medium carbonation.
O: A very tasty beverage. Another solid beer from Green Flash.
Maverick34 (2915) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Poured very dark with small tannish head. Strong coffee and chocolate taste. Mild alco burn.
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was really good. A great black pour with colorful hues. A good bold roasted, chocolate aroma. A nice toasted, chocolate, bready, hoppy smooth taste.
What’s not to love.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of the best tasting stouts around! This brew poured up a near-black body with a one-finger bubbly head with amazing retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of rum, vanilla, chocolate, espresso, dark fruits (plums, figs), roasted malts. Flavors of the same but are so well-balanced. Medium- to Full-bodied, rich and thick, smooth and creamy. Refreshingly clean finish with no harsh aftertastes whatsoever.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours black with fluffy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, soft coffee, toasted nuts, Medium to full bodied, very smooth for 9%, earthy feel. Flavor is chocolate with a soft touch of raspberry, lingering finish of more bitter, dark chocolate, soil, charcoal. Very nice stout.
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to GatorGuy92. Poured a dark black color with a small khaki head with aromas of rich chocolate, biscuits, and roasted coffee. Had a smooth velvety feel, with the exact taste of the aroma, did not disappoint!
hawthorne00 (3420) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 13C. Black with an inch of tan head that fades to a coat. Aroma of dark toffee, prunes, coffee, burnt toast, mocha. Taste has treacle sweetness, roasted and burnt flavours, mocha, vanilla. Dryish finish with creeping bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Straightforward and good.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frothy tan head on a black body. Smells of coffee and chocolate, roasted. Pretty creamy flavor, as there is some vanilla in addition. This could be a real knockout if more happened on the palate. As it is, I’m very pleased with my purchase.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Large foamy dark tan head and a thick black pour, looks great. Aroma is roasted, coffee, a little chocolate. Full, smooth, creamy stout, a little bitterness comes through and the finish is pleasant and lingers. Very good stout.