Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black on the pour. Almost a morning coffee roasty aroma. Hints of dark chocolate and hazelnut with a light bitter and hoppy taste that finishes smoothly on the palate.
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sent by GT2, thank you very much! Sampled 3/21. Pours a dark chocolate color with reddish cola tinge and creamy tan head, good lacing. Aroma is massive hazelnut coffee, slight roasted barley, slightly cardboardy, sweet malts. Taste is a bit of a letdown after the nose: hazelnut coffee, black chocolate, yogurty tang, lingering astringent hop bitterness, roasted barley, burnt toast, herbal hops. Slightly weak mouthfeel. Improves as it warms, though. I’d prefer more body and balance.
radarsock (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Crush & Brew, Temecula. $6.50 for the full pint. Pours jet black supporting a sudsy, thin khaki head,1 finger in length. Aromas of marsh rosemary, straw, candied sugar, cocoa nibs, DME, and farmhouse yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of baker’s chocolate powder, mildew, roasted lavender, and white truffle by mid-palate. Bitter hops, charcoal, bay leafs, pottery clay, and palm tree bark by swallow. Ruggedly astringent. Soothingly warming. Would have again.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is roasty, hazelnut, coffee, cream. The appearance is deep black, cream colored head. The flavor is roast coffee, hazelnuts, bitter chocolate. The finish is cream, roast, pine. Medium in body, slightly thick, creamy mouthfeel. Nicely done.
Leighton (14705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours rich brown with a creamy, tan head. Good balance here. Moderate roasted malts, milk chocolate, hazelnuts. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Still well balanced to finish with notes of ash, charred earth and baking cocoa. Solid stout.
JohnnyJ (4991) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Roasted malt, sweet chocolate, hazelnut, light coffee notes, cocoa, and light molasses. Flavor is strong for the 6%. Decent.
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Coffee, molasses, roasty and nutty. Pretty tasty.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Nutty and roasty aroma with chocolate. Chocolate and nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Roast and nuts linger with chocolate and light caramel.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Ironfire. Black pour with a khaki head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. Some licorice, molasses, hazelnut, and vanilla. Nice roast character up front on the tongue. Roast, coffee grounds, and dark chocolate. Sweet hazelnut and vanilla on the finish. Some molasses, dark fruits, and licorice flavors as well.
alexanderj (3429) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a black color with a nice light brown head. Nice looking. Aroma of coffee, hazelnut and caramel; touch of cocoa. Very nice aroma. Full mouthfull with some creaminess. Alot of coffee and nuttiness; decent bitterness with a nice burnt finish. Could have used a hint of sweetness to provide a bit more balance, but overall it is quite nice.