deyholla (6714) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jack at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has very dark grains, bitter chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of citrus. Flavor has smooth dark grains, with a bit of growing roast and a hint of citrus.
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally tried at rbwg. A nice surprise to see this here. Nose is fairly roasty, light peanut, orange zest and a bit of booziness akin to a heavy screwdriver. Flavor is similar- nicely balanced but does not taste extremely fresh. Okay, but I always, underlined, expect more when I know Hill Farm is involved. Hope I can try a fresher sample someday. Thanks to whomever shared this gem!
jcnielsen (2189) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of someone. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty; chocolate, malty sweet flavors. Pretty solid.
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very last bit of a 500ml bottle. Very dark brown, near black color. Nice thin lighter brown head, couple dots of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. MMmm... Awesome bigger coffee aroma, good dark chocolate. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Fantastic velvety smooth chewy texture to this. Bigger body. Alcohol well hidden. Citrus is subtle, for me, but some light orange chocolate citrus is noticeable. Probably a good thing. Very interesting stuff. Fantastically smooth.
drsordr (1121) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose roast, chocolate, and citrus. Taste very silky smooth up front, chocolate, Mild citrus fruit. Smooth finish as well.
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Somewhat spicy piney hoppy, thick chocolate, a touch fruity aroma. Well balanced. Dark chocolate. A bit of fruits. Delicious.
neepsntatties (1216) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...black with a thin tan head. Nose...somewhat soy like but not in a bad way. There’s something coffee like too and just a smidge of burnt orange. Palate...dry, oaky, and tannic. Rather thin on the mouthfeel but that doesn’t distract from the flavour profile which includes dark chocolate, chocolate sirop and day old coffee. Not much citrus on the palate, but that’s ok.
Ktwse (2082) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low deep tan head. Aroma of molasses, coffee, light citrus bitter, some dried dark fruit. Taste is very chocolate intense with light balancing bitterness and hints of citrus. Lingering coffee and chocolate finish. Very roasty. Full creamy body that manages to stay very light and crisp.
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ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is very well balanced with chocolate, honey, muscovado sugar, honey, vanilla. Taste is honey, milk chocolate, roasted malts, honey, dried figs, molasses. Aftertaste is coffee, honey, muscovado sugar. Insanely well balanced and just a fantastic stout!!
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RichTheVillan (3138) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from International Trade; dark brown pour with thin tan head, coffee aroma, taste is coffee sweet chocolate, sweet with a hint of citrus.