ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a small snifter. Aromas of chocolate malt, brownies, oatmeal, some roasted coffee, and a light undertone of fruit (raisin?) late. It pours dark brown-black with a tan, sudsy, dense head with some medium bubbles. It leaves a wispy and bubbly surface and ample lace on the glass. The taste is a medium / medium-high sweet and bitter balance. The beer is thick and oily with a creamy carbonation and a medium-full body. Dark chocolate and coffee are the primary notes with some fig and citrus to go along with oatmeal in the grainy finish. Some bitter chocolate sticks around in the aftertaste which is dry and piney and relatively clean.
Ernesto987 (4311) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at brewery, they hyped this one a lot. its ok, just a regular stout, moderate ash, moderate roast, some molasses and sweetness. Its standard.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Black in color with a khaki head. Lots of roasted malt, smoke, and coffee grounds. Some earthy hops, pine, and a burnt nuts. There’s a bit of cocoa powder to it as well. Flavor is kind of bitter, chalky, and smokey. Lots of earthy hops, coffee grounds, and roasted malt. Cocoa powder bitterness, subtle molasses sweetness, and some nuts.
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure that I like this one. Has a minty coffee flavor and seems like a bad combination. Pours almost black. Had this at haymarket.
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jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at haymarket. From notes. Loads of sweet and bitter chocolate dominate with a hint of dark coffee. Loving this beer.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub in Chicago. Pitch black beer with a quite nice beige/brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, figs, vanilla, bitter hops, cream notes, some tar. Roasted licorice and soot flavor, hoppy bitterness, caramel, hay, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, coffee, grass, some tar. Excellent.
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GI Stout Fest 2014. Probably more of an Imperial Black IPA. This one pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Aromas of citrus and pine mostly overtake the nose. Taste is bittersweet but the aftertaste has the roastiness of the malts. Really well done and refreshing among a sea of malty stouts.
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stoutfest 2014. Black pour wih tan head. Aroma of sweet resin hop sweet. Similar harsh taste. Bleh.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with an espresso head. Bitter aroma full of roast. Bitter flavor at first with lots of roasted malt. Some hops shine through and make this even more bitter. Intense flavor. Hints of nuts. Slightly watery mouth. Lace is present.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Black with a small tan head, good retention. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, pale malts, and molasses. Finish is creamy and sweet.