orangesol (903) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Capone’s into a sampler glass.
A - Pours jet black with a light one finger head, dissipating to small patches of head, leaving little to no lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of dark flavors in this one. Coffee, milk chocolate, and plenty of dark malt blend well. Some oatmeal and a bit of caramel sweetness creeps in as it begins to come to room temp. Good balance but nothing mind blowing.
T - A bit thin on entry. Quite a bit of dark smokiness up front giving way quickly to a mix of dark roasted coffee and chocolatey sweetness. Oatmeal adds a bit of chewiness and seems to help bring the body back up a bit. Finish is a huge blast of dark roast that lingers for some time. I liked how balanced all the flavors where.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The feel is neither thin nor overly creamy, good balance again. Finish is a bit too roasty for my liking.
D - Pretty high. I wish more brewery could brew a well balanced stout like this one. I liked it quite a bit but it was just good not great. I would definitely drink it again.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big coffee and cream aroma which carries through nicely to the flavor. I did not find it light on the palate at all. Yet another masterpiece from Mr. Hill.
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dark, near pitch black with a thin, light tan head. Nice, full body. Dark molasses, coffee, and mocha chocolate with some anise spice, roasted and charred malts, and mild hop earthiness.
Tmoney99 (10985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with medium creamy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted choclolate and hop. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark sweet finish of long duration. Standout complex beer that went well with a cigar at the Bengal game.
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler. inky black with a small dark beige head, enough retention and lacing. strong coffee aromas and tons of bitter chocolate. taste is loads of roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, leather, smoke, licorice, backed with resinous bitter hops. full body, fizzy palate. excellent!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, chocolate, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler... dark brown with a thin tan head... smells pretty creamy, milky with a bit of roast... my hopes were so high after having everett so I’m tad disappointed, the body is way to thin almost distracting, charred watery with bit of chocolate
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler split with mcberko. Pours a solid black with a small tan head. Aroma of espresso beans, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour of intense coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, light smoke, wood. Leaves a light warming sensation in the chest. Full bodied, lovely and roasted, but seems a little thin in comparison to other stouts I have had. Still very enjoyable regardless.
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split many ways, pours black with a small tan head. Roasted aroma with lots of espresso - rich roasted qualities dominate. Flavour of very rich roasted malts, perfect balance between chocolate and espresso, with a chocolate and roasted finish. Great depth and body. Excellent.
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml growler picked up at the brewery. Pours a black brown color with a soapy tan head that falls quickly. smell is roasty coffee with some chocolate and carmel. taste is roasty malt/ coffee with some chocolate ending with carmel and a smooth hop bitterness. mouthfeel is smooth and rich. no alcohol to taste or feel. medium body. overall very enjoyable i would drink this again.