Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ebony color with a slight tan head. Taste is malt with hints of toffee, grains, chocolate,
Nuts and coffee. Has a mild hop bitterness to finish. A well crafted brew.
ALLOVATE (2353) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice. Black as midnight and opaque with not too much going on. Head survives a good sixty seconds before fading off to legs and little else. Rich, dense and complex nose that showcases the extreme grain-bill. Spicy and raw with inklings of roasted carob and cocoa, timber shavings and OXO cubes, fresh strapped leather and lightly roasted coffee beans, top-soil and bitter, damp herbs. Like something suffering a bad case of bi-polar it is unusually mellow and soft in the mouth. Sooty, ashen and smoky making for a very dry stout. Body is medium-light and foamy with moderate carbonation up-front and a smooth tail end. Long length that hints at charred coffee beans and bitter weeds. The palate well spiced, grainy and malty but much leaner than anticipated for flavour. Ash really dominates. I must say I quite like it as it does drink really well, but is overall a little undemanding. (1 pint, 6 fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Mucca (27) - - JUL 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Warm chocolate under tones, crisp and refreshing. A stout that's easy to enjoy.
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mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black thin head. Big coffee aroma. Taste is lots of cold press coffee and ash toast malt.
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with slight tan head. Aroma of a lot of roast, some robust coffee, dark chocolate. Flavour is fairly sweet, simple coffee, nice oaty viscosity. Couldn’t really pick out any of the other grains.
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, light roasted malt and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bakers cocoa, roasted malt and light coffee with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.
superspak (2464) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, late 2012 bottling. Pours crystal clear almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, oatmeal, toast, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted notes with plenty of coffee presence. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, oatmeal, toast, caramel, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, oatmeal, toast, caramel, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted flavors with coffee; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American stout style. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted and coffee flavors with the multiple grains used; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
vadie (633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noir avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme du café. Le goût est fort du café avec un peu de malt. Pas très amer, juste un peu en la finale.
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, moderate head, low uninteresting aroma. Taste is light roasted malt with little complexity or interesting flavor notes. Thin mouthfeel. Far from what I look for in a stout.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a watery but opaque black with some creamy off white head. Nose is light coffee, chocolate, toast, grains. Flavor is sweet, malty, grains, brown rice, caraway bread, caramel, light brown sugar. Medium bodied, dry finish. Nice, malty stout.