Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub (Voorhees). Pours pitch black with a thin creamy dark mocha colored head. Aroma is slightly boozy, with notes of rich coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is of rich coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, and caramel.
HeadyDE (424) - Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at iron hill newark..billed as a full bodied stout that starts with a complex malty sweet and high roasted character that is wonderfully balanced with the use of citrusy american hops..this really was enjoyable and one of the better offerings I have enjoyed from iron hill..solid representation of the style..good complex character..roasty..not overpowering..tasty
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep opaque black with a small tan head that has good retention and leaves sticky rings of lace. Aroma of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and notes of licorice. Flavor was sweet bitter & creamy with roasted malts, mild coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, licorice and had an oily texture with soft carbonation.
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is close to black with a finger-wide brown head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and booze. Flavor is on the malty side but is very overpowered by roast. Boozy finish, medium bodied.
60minuteman (597) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from WC. Dark color, lots of head. Heavy, thick body, medium-long duration. Oat, nut, cocoa flavor. Excellent.
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Maple Shade. Dark brown/black with thin rimming beige head; slightly roasty aroma; Flava is sweet super rich roasty with notes of alcohol coffee chocolate, hints of licorice; feels thick creamy with nice fizzy bite; finishes long and sweet malty and dry roasty with notes of hops and coffee and bitterness.
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a massive, tan frothy head. Large, licorice aroma with a roasted malt and oat background. Sweet taste with licorice and milk chocolate. Pretty solid stout. Love the flavor.
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour orange hue with a thin beige head and light thin striped lacing .... aroma of roasted and caramel malts, a bit sugary almost lactose like with mostly piney hops dominating ..... taste is of roasted and caramel malts, bitter dark chocolate and a piney hop bite that lingers into a dry bitter roasted/chocolatey finish ..... malty and hop balance with the abv hidden well .... body is medium to heavy .... solid RIS
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, light dark fruity notes, fudge, cream, and vanilla. Super creamy and smooth. Good stuff.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at NHC. Pours a deep brown-black with a brown head. Nose has some sweet molasses and moderate roast. Low hops and malt driven. On tasting, sweet with moderate balancing roast and a big bitterness. Finishes off dry. Good but doesn’t really have much complexity overall.