Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Armsby. Clear dark brown with a tan head that lasts on the sides. Smells of toasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some nut notes. Flavor is the same with some biscuit in there. Medium bodied, slightly dry finish.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours opaque brown with a thin tan head that laces. Bitter chocolate on the nose. Drinks clean with mild lingering hop bitterness. Tastes of chocolate and bread. Good bite from the noble hops. Chocolate aftertaste.
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark black with a brown head and aroma of black liquorice and chocolate. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice but the flavors seem off, leading to a dry, burnt, off-sour finish. Didn’t come together nicely, not too fond of this stout
jjgmd (1986) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark opaque black color with a small java head. Nose is strong espresso and malt. Taste is dry and flat with heavy malt. Finish is dry and very little follow through in flavor, and ends on a sour note. Not impressed! Quaff score 6 / 10
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For supposedly being a chocolate stout, I sure taste no chocolate in it. It actually tastes burnt to me - like there is a splash of burnt coffee in there. It’s got a beautiful color and a moderate tan head, but the taste doesn’t hold up to the expectations from the looks and smell.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in NYC. Pours black with a huge, beige cream head. There’s some cocoa in here, sure, as well as modest roast, but unfortunately the beer is a bit sour. Nicer (but not necessarily pleasant) chocolate notes in the finish. Some ash and tobacco. Light bodied with explosive carbonation. Too bad.
glennmastrange (2667) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Botlle. Moderate toasted and cocoa powder for the malt, light herbs and basement for the hops and yeast, with notes of solvent, vinegar and prune. Head is small, frothy/fizzy, light brown with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown, Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour. then finishes moderately acidic, lightly bitter and acetic. Palate is light ot medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Sour, simple and artificially dry, there’s not much else to this Foreign Stout.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Table & Vine. Not what I was expecting. Has that dry, dusty cocoa nib taste, as advertised, but completely lacking in body. Watery with some sharp metallic notes, green pepper, weird tartness. Toasted grain and some sweet dark malts, light fruity note and some molasses. Unpleasant copper finish.
AirForceHops (6185) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Got at Table and Vine; West Springfield, MA. Opaque black, thick full tan head that dies slow. Lots of lacing down the snifter. Pleasant nose of cocoa, roasted barley and light ash. Taste follows the nose. Lots of roasted barley I get the most from the taste, with other mentioned in aroma. Very light body for a stout. It lacks some depth, a bit to thin, not the chewy and creamy like the commercial description indicates. However it does have a hop bitterness as the stout warms. Dry finish. A nice stout for the hot summer months. It doesn’t fill you up and is quite easy to drink. With a lower ABV you can enjoy it without getting smashed. I enjoyed this stout. Would buy again.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours raven black with a rim of tan head. Tight, tan lacing. Strong nose of coffee, cocoa, and toffee. Flavors of dark fruits, plum, coffee bean, and grape. Soft/medium carbonation and medium/full body, almost thin for a stout. Overall, a satisfying brew.