HeadyDE (545) - 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 (2828) - 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 (1676) - 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 (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Draft from WC. Dark color, lots of head. Heavy, thick body, medium-long duration. Oat, nut, cocoa flavor. Excellent.
closey22 (1072) - 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 (1537) - 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 (2420) - 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 (6547) - 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 (3438) - 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.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, tan head. Chocolate and oats in the aroma. The taste is complex and layered with chocolate, roast, burnt licorice, anise, and vanilla. Velvet smooth consistency.