Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate sweet malt aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
kchampagne (37) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this one at the brewery’s tasting room. It poured out an opaque black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. The taste is sweet and has notes of espresso. This is a very enjoyable beer.
writerljberg (394) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Matt. Split!
A: Firm black with a cappuccino head. Great retention. Has some sticky lacing.
N:Plenty of coffee and cocoa. Whirled peas and some almond. A touch of caramel and vanilla. Leans towards the heavy espresso. Wish it didn’t have the pea flavor though it does fade as time goes on.
T: Bitter roasted coffee with a hint of malt sweetness to balance.
M: Very dry and somewhat oily. Good thick body, but it’s a bit sharp at points.
O: Technically proficient, there’s a lot of reason to enjoy this. Calm and very much coffee forward.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vine & Barley. Pours a very dark brown with a tannish head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee and caramel, with charcoal. Taste is of choco/caramel with rich roasted malts. Body was medium to full. Lot of flavor. Finishes smoothly sweetly rich with just that tick of roughness from the "charcoal". A nice one that I enjoyed, with ck1, Eric and Ken. Should look for more from this brewer.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 On tap at V&B. Black pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt and coffee aromas. Good body, balance, and carbonation. All kinds of dark roasted malts and baker’s chocolate with subtle black coffee and caramel undercurrents. A very nice stout...
drewkub (6) - - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried as a sampler. A lot of malt taste that just sits on the tounge. It's a good stout.
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cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, same flavors, earthy notes, pretty one dimensional with lots of roasted malt
El_Jefe (62) - - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious and well made beer. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is very full bodied of the same, but very smooth. Worth trying
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chinchill (1011) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Arrives, nearly opaque and nearly black, but with deep red-brown highlights that revealing a clear liquid. The modest tan head leaves excellent lacing. Good medium-low carbonation. Smooth.
Surprised by the rich flavor of this stout, not knowing at first it was an Imperial. Less complex, but otherwise nearly up with world class beers of this style. Both expresso and a little smokey on the nose, but barely noticeable in tasting. No burnt notes despite a nicely dark roast flavor. Fine, lingering flavor of dark roast.
drowland (5683) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/14/12. Growler I picked up from the brewery. Black pour with a nice tan head. Nice roasted aroma with chocolate and coffee and a definite brown sugar/honey aspect. Slightly sweet entry with chocolate and some lingering coffee and sweet sugars. Nice creamy aspect as well. Nice!