RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, moleasses on the nose. Thinner mouthfeel and lower carbonation. Surprising bitterness, moderate but sort of unexpected based on that initial impression from the aroma. A very good stout.
From sample pour at local December 2010 tasting.
Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I absolutely live how the roasted malt character leans toward aromas and flavors of pumpernickel, wheat bread and malt bread... With layers of dark roasted coffee beans, molasses, soy and charred meat. Smooth, rich, and creamy on the palate. Lingering notes of dark bread, molasses and coffee. A great stout. Worth trying.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into an English Pint glass. Color is black with a moderately sized mocha colored head. Aroma is primarily roasted malts, but also has some notes of dark fruit and molasses. Flavor is very roast forward with a lot of milk chocolate, some coffee, and a nice hop bitterness on the finish. Palate is fairly smooth from the oat base, but also has some astringency due to the hops. Overall this a nicely done stout - while none of the flavors are extremely strong or overpowering, I felt this had a larger hop presence than most stouts, which was a nice change.
Westkyoto77 (407) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not as much in the aroma as I had expected, but looks good and stouty. Lots of oats, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. Smooth as you like. Alcohol barely registers. A real winner- will look out for this in future.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark black with a thick head, the aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, almost, it makes you start salivating in anticipation. The flavor is the same as the aroma, dark chocolate and coffee, sweet but balanced, vanilla a little caramelized sugar, delicious. Great finish, very easy drinking. I was disappointed when this was gone and wanted another.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stout, great maltiness not so much in the way of hops. Finishes with a rich cocoa flavour.
HopTsing (400) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the tap poured a nice dark brew with very little head. Aromas of malt and lightly hopped. Sweet malt flavors with light hints of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Medium bodied and delicious.
airrick2003 (394) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: pitch black, pours with a medium tan head
Aroma: coffee, dark roasted grain, very faint sweetness
Taste: milk, dark roasted malt, coffee, some bitterness on the finish, sweet
Palate: this beer is thick, soft carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste
Overall: pretty good, extremely thick mouthfeel, some sweetness,
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
larryLSB (394) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle, thanks to Bulletrain76. Nice dark color, sweet taste with hints of chocolate and coffee. Full body with a nice texture and good finish.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, some espresso, tar. Taste is pretty bitter with roasted malts, heavy roasted coffee, tar, ash, some smoke, licorice. Lots of taste, full body. Dry finish. Nice