ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coffee and toasted malt dominate the aroma. The aroma is pleasant although somewhat too simple. The mouthfeel is good with acidity and malt well-balanced. The taste has strong coffee and roast flavors with some hops. Too little malt backbone for a truly good flavor.
Tranquillity (1506) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely black, with a small light brown head. The aroma is filled with oatmeal, dark rye bread and sweet syrup. The taste is sweet, neutral, woody and with a short hop kick. Amazing.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a nice micha head. Coffee, oat, roast, bitter chocolate. Medium smooth body. Relatively short slightly bitter finish. A bit more creaminess and body would be better
miyauchi38 (898) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some dried fruit notes. Flavor is balanced malty sweetness and dark-chocolate-like bitterness. Astringent finish. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Good brew.
chinchill (3223) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle.
Pours nearly black with a large and durable tan head. Nice lacing.
The aroma carries more hops than expected English hops?
O: disappointing given the high ratings on BA.
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm, this a very good beer all around! Attractive black pour w/ a tan head that leaves a nice circle of lacing. The aroma is dominated by the roasty notes w/ a touch of chocolate. The taste is quite robust & almost Russian imperial esque w/ the somewhat bitter finish. Great complexity for a stout & quite tasty! Fairly smooth as well - delicious!
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Opaque walnut-colored beer with a tan somewhat persistent head and light lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet, roasted oats in it. Taste is pretty great, with lots of roasty toasty flavors and no hop bitterness--thick mouthfeel, enough to match the strong taste. Really nice beer, highly recommended for fans of the style.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Big sweet roasty aroma and flavor. Pretty well balanced by ample bitterness, but in the end still a sweet beer with chocolate, coffee, a little smoke & dark fruit. Smooth and enjoyable."
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So Chocolate so good so much rich coffe roast. Great rich thick malty mouthfeel with slight well balanced bitterness. perfect tight bubble carbonation. Such a big finish as well Perfect.
sonnycheeba (4386) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, lightly roast malts, oats, faint plums, and light earthy notes. Flavor is rich chocolate, earthy bitterness, coffee, faint dark fruit notes, and light ash; dry finish with some chocolate notes lingering. Full body and medium carbonation