barn0216 (305) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black and a nice creamy tan head with staying power. Roast coffee aroma. A bitter stout focused on the dark roast flavors, maybe a touch of cocoa. Dry. Limited in my opinion but you will like it if coffee is your thing.
Garlic_of_Doom (304) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 Bottle from Hökeren.
Pours almost black with a thick mocha head which reduces to a thin lacing.
Aroma has coffee, roasted malts and dark fruit.
Taste has strong and bitter coffee, very roasted malts, cherries, some liquorice notes. Bitter, dry cocoa ending.
Medium bodied, smooth mouth feeling, medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great stout and a nice change of pace. A bit more carbonated than expected but still has a lush mouthfeel. Pours black with a one finger head that lingers. Good lacing. Flavor is roasty with cocoa really coming through but there is some hoppiness as well. This one seems to be under-appreciated.
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow this beer takes stouts to entirely new levels! Full bodied but oh so smooth. I could smell chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, oatmeal. I could taste chocolate, coffee, sweet malts and ever so slight hops mixing in there as well along with toffee and hints of caramel. Hides the alcohol very well. I have to say this is probably a beer I will be buying more of if it is around much longer. Highly recommended! Also when poured it has a nice amount of head that stays around and is that light brown color that only good stouts have.
TrappistenOli (295) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarz, hellbeiger schaum, schokoladig und leichter röstmalz im aroma, gehaltvoll, malzig schokoladiger antrunk, folgend von guter bittere, süss herb und etwas klebrig im nachgeschmack
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Unlike many big stouts, where the abv (and/or a bit of age) overwhelms the yeast and leads to a still-ish pour, this raised an enthusiastic 2-inch khaki head with hints of otherworldly red. The body sat inky black but lively, and laced the glass abundantly as it went down. Aromas of roast coffee and fennel suggested a tasty but generic big stout, but the flavor profile proved a bit more subtle, with waves of chocolate and hand-drawn espresso smoothing out the harsher edges that these beers sometimes maintain. The palate is smooth and pillowy, suggesting the texture of cotton candy. Overall, this is a fantastically light yet powerfully flavorful treat, and yet another feather in the crowded cap of the folks at Green Flash.
ClassyBeagle (291) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: June 30, ’12
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Roasted malt character. with chocolate, caramel, smoke and coffee notes and hints of some fruity yeast esters.
A: Pours pitch black with a one-finger tan head that dissipates into moderate retention and some lacing.
T: Malt largely follows the nose, but surprisingly strong citrus hop presence breaks through the malt after a time, alongside spice. Finishes long and bitter with citrus hop flavors.
P: Somewhat thin for the style, medium-bodied overall and good carbonation. A smooth beer.
O: Another good beer from Green Flash.
fredthecat (289) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smell is coffee-ish, burnt grain. opaque pitch black with a small dark brown head. taste is strong, tarry, coffee, generally balanced towards bitterness, a lot of typical strong stout flavours and light esteriness. overall pretty great
ozarkspops (288) - - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with thick, lacing brown head. Reasonable amount of hop aroma, but not much in the flavor which is dominated by chocolate malt. High abv stout without the boozy taste.
---Rated via iPhone