beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with crajun. Poured black with a moderate, somewhat creamy and frothy brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more focused on the roasted malt with just a bit of chocolate. Soft, well-rounded mouthfeel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Solid.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to my buddy Mike.
Near black pour with lots of creamy beige head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, bits of roasted malt. Smooth and easy drinking - lots of dark chocolate and roast.
dresden (811) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black with foamy tan head. Chocolate malt and a little roasted coffee and grains. Lots of coffee an roast bitter chocolate. This is a really good beer, bit of a heavy booze bite.
cpetrone84 (1332) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is viscous opaque black with tight dark tan head. The nose is heavy on the roast, a touch chalky, bitter coffee, and a bit earthy. The taste is big, roasty, earthy, chocolatey. The finish is bitter coffee and lingers, the body is thick, creamy, highly carbonated. Not bad, a touch on the roasty/bitter side.
decaturstevo (4939) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black pour with foamy tan head and lace. Large chocolate and a hinto coffee aroma. Chocolate, large coffee, a good malt bitter, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Beerenberger (1377) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt, roasty, coffee flavors. Medium bodied and a somewhat astringent aftertaste.
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SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured a thick oil crude black with bubble brown head, not that there was a lot. Aroma is light but rich roasted malts. Taste is smooth with roasted malt, soft chocolate, very soft and silky finish. Alcohol is in the back but very well hidden.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Atxdelivery. Pours near black with two finger tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, bit of coffee, and fruity notes. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee, some bitterness in the finish. Body is a tad thin. Solid stout.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is pitch black with minimal brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is of deep roasted malt along with hint’s of coffee.
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this looks like a real winter beer. Almost no carbonation, and very viscus. Plenty of coffee notes, making it a great after dinner beer. Some roasty notes as well as chocolate and toffee. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side. Taste is extremely roasted, with some carbonation notes in there. Not nearly as sweet as I would have expected. Very roasted finish with some hop character. Overall, a nice beer but lacking some depth.