EdKing (1710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in El Nubichimo, Yokohama care of TimE. Black opaque with thin tan head. Nose is deep deep dark chocolate and then rosted grain, almost burnt notes and some milkiness. Taste is roasted grain, dark chocolate, and then coffee finish. Body is quite light though and not much trace of hop. Lovely choc though.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, BeerFest Daisen, 23/09/11. Pitch with a good creamy tan collar. Coalsmoke and dark chocolate aroma, a little carob. Convincing ashiness, smoking toast, chocolate. Bittersweetness, balance. Would hold its own in England.
ARMed (587) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nie lacing and nic smooth flavor. Overall this is a nice stout that does not have a lot of bitttterness and is therefore very smooth flavorful. I like th apeareance, flavor, taste, and palate. Overall agood beer.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
billed to me as a stout with brett (i didn’t like where this joke was going) .. . pours a dark tan, great foam .. . smells of roast and cherry skins .. . same flavour as the smell and effervescent as hell .. . ahhh infection, ha saw! .. . my cat drinks water out of the toilet, trust me- it doesn’t taste all that refreshing...
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle someone shared at the Black Sunday BA Tasting in Houston. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of soy sauce and smoke. Taste is of soy sauce and roast malts. Mouthfeel is super tingly. Strange.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I drank this from a bottle into a tulip at Local Option...The beer is light black ok tan head, nothing of note. The aroma and taste are both super, not a lot to draw from here. A little coffee buts its sweet. Not bad tasting, just kind of boring...The feel is terrible, super light, almost watery. Easy to drink, but almost pointless with so many better options.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th Epic and Rare Gathering. Random Japanese micro that isn’t Hitachino, cool! Medium to dark brown appearance. Very little nose, no matter how hard I tried. Light coffee flavors. Very gentle overall. Very dry and light bodied, touch of bitterness on the finish. Interesting. A bit too carbonated for my tastes.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours nearly black with ruby highlights. Large tan frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malts with a sweet finish. The taste is very dry roasted malts, smoke and caramel. Very strongly carbonated. Medium bodied. Nice.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Gassy pour, very dark brown, towering tan head. Fruity yeasty aroma with background roast, not a great start. Chocolate and roast fight it out with fruity tart yeast for dominance, all marred by something vaguely plastic. Reedy, bitter finish. Maybe I had an off bottle? I can’t believe this took a medal...
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black pour that looked a bit thin. A big frothy head is dark tan that slowly collapses in on itself. A distinct aroma has a bit of brandy with some light smoke and is very pleasant. Hops lead the flavor profile and give the beer an earthy and bitter start. Hops give this stout a grapefruit taste and it borders on a black IPA. There is also some malt notes here that are espresso. Again that light smoke. This is a lower tier stout.