Gachupines (1251) - USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with notes of chocolate. Flavor is bold coffee with sweet malt undertones. Finish is a little overly bitter, like burnt coffee.
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from trade. Pours black with a finger of creamy dark tan head. Aroma of rich caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark fruit, soy sauce, and some booziness. Taste of black charred malts, burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earth, and a vanilla/caramel finish.
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Dark fruit and roasty aroma. Nice dark fruit taste with berries, chocolate, and coffee. Dry roasty bitter finish. Tasty.
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex malt character between dark roast, chocolate, bitterness and dark fruits. Drank smooth but a slightly harsher finish.
JStax (5475) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at the source. The beer is a thick brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has licorice and burnt toffee. Some caramel and raisin as well. More of a bitter stout. Big body and lower carbonation.
Emeister84 (2162) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cherry, chocolate, nutty, woodsy. Black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, earthy, deep roasty bitterness. Full bodied.
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly smoky and coffee aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasty, a little sweetness from the vanilla beans. Dry.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth roasty cocoa and malt with some warm vanilla. Light brown head and very dark body. Flavors of roasty cocoa and earthy dry malt with minor vanilla. Smooth and dry on the palate.
TylerGreenDC (803) - - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Not much aroma. Lots of coffee flavor, kind of a dark-roasted Pacific coffee. Not much chocolate or layers. The alcohol is well-hidden and the finish is strikingly clean. But otherwise, kind of average.
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours black-brown with a thick, tan foam head. Decent beer, with a bit of chewy tar, sugary chocolate, light roast, molasses. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with light earthy bitterness, torched wood, chocolate, vanilla, dark bread. Good stuff on the whole.
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks for the chicken broth -tuxedo cat .. . Dark black .. Decent foam . . Roast and toast, mouth is full .. Really good stout, nutcracker means business