bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine and Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy/foamy 3 finger tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a hint of coffee. Med + body. Flavor starts chocolate then a huge burst of nutty coffee intrudes. Then it’s definitely hazelnut. Lots of flavor for a stout. Finishes dry and burnt malt bitter. Good stuff.
brokensail (10645) - 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.
Leighton (10543) - 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.
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, medium brown head. Flavors of coffee, roasted nuts, dark toasted bread, molasses. Nice and it tastes bigger than 6%
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ironfire. Pours a clear deep brune. Sheets of thick lacing. Nose starts with green coffee, a tad vegetal, moving thankfully to rich hazelnut, some intense decadent chocolate mousse. Taste is heavy hazelnut, vanilla, chocolate, jalapeno heat. Palate is bitter, long finish. Solid stuff. BA version was getting insane for the abv.
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, roast coffee, toasted hazelnut, dusty cocoa and vanilla. Finishes slightly burned coffee. Medium body.
bb (6797) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn, more beer being made in Temecula! It pours mahogany with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted coffee, earthy coffee, hazelnut and a mild degree of chili pepper. The taste delivers dark roasted coffee and earthy coffee as well as an earthy tobacco sort of note and some mild chili pepper. Decent enough.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate, caramel, hazelnut coffee aroma and taste with a dry earthy bitter finish and lingering roasted grain notes. Creamy palate. Pretty good.
JohnnyJ (4271) - 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.