KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown fizzy head that diminished in a matter of seconds, down to just a small collar with fair light lacing.
The aroma was somewhat mild with a roasted chocolate malt and a light doughy yeast with notes of dark fruit (raisins and dates), coffee, cola, molasses and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was a bold malty sweet with a good strong dark fruit presence and a hint of molasses and maybe chocolate from the beginning, and then took on a nice bold roastiness with a touch of coffee and a nice mellow alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, and what was left behind is still somewhat of a tasty mystery to me.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with a thin dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall the brewer is correct, I just can not put this one into any one style category. All I know is it is damn tasty and I like it...
wheresyourball (510) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Seattle. Pours opaque black with a medium head. Nose is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavors of roastered malts, sweet milk chocolate, coffee, and leather. Very good.
ha1ag (714) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, TNX Chris ! Dark brown colour, small tan head. Coffee and licorice nose. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, licorice. Flavour is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild liquorice. Could use some more body for the alcohol level. Nicely balanced beer though.
pineapplemice (1) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A creamy, chocolatey taste without trying. Great from the bottle, but in a mug you get the delicious foam. Note that it is strong, after drinking this regularly now Guinness tastes like water.
Rando7 (734) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours medium brown with small beige head. Malty aroma. Sweet malty taste with slight acidity. Thin palate. Finish continued malts and some acidity.
I liked it better than the score would indicate, it’s really pretty decent.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. lighter bodied deeper amber brown pour. sweet maltiness that made this beer seem more like a American Strong Ale rather than a stout. touch of sherry, malty backbone. medium bitterness. perhaps too aged
bikeclj (14) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth balanced and deceptively strong. A stout, a porter sorta of hard to nail down. Definitely delicious.
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Ernest (6199) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (milk chocolate, caramel), with notes of vanilla, minerals/chalk.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, creamy/velvety texture, soft/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pleasant, milk chocolatey nose with a British mineral character...an Imperial dry stout, well, sorta but it’s pretty sweet in the mouth. Very silky mouthfeel is nice. Overall pretty decent.
furthur (167) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black coffee brown, I had a very short lived, reluctant dark cream colored bubbly head. Aroma is toast and cherries, dried plums, raisin and molasses. Flavor is sweet, cherry, raisin, hint of cola, dark malt. Finish is balanced and smooth, not dry, not sour. Palate is good for a "regular" stout, thicker than a black IPA, this really feels more stout like to me, or at least porter. Carbonation is good too. Really liking this one!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robert brought this one back from a trip to Portland. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer gushed a black color with an enormous beige head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was cherry, raisin, malt and a bit of licorice. The flavor was cherry, plum, raisin, molasses and licorice. Medium length cherry and raisin finish. Medium body though overcarbonated. Interesting.
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tap House Grill, Seattle. A complex, yet highly drinkable beer. Malty notes of nuts, caramel, oak and earth give this beer its own distinct caracteristics. Very nice!